There are no chances of rain in Monday’s match. The atmosphere will be a pleasant one for playing cricket. The skies will be clear with no clouds and the temperature will be around the 25 degrees Celsius mark. The humidity will mostly be in the 50s with a bit of dew to play its part.
The pitch has generally favoured the team, batting first and has gotten slower, especially in the second half. Scoring runs in the powerplay will hold the key as run-making can be a little tough later on. Both the teams, have bowling as their stronger point and should go for defending totals.
Average first innings score:178 (7 T20Is since May 2015)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 3; Lost – 4
Injury and Availability News:
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Probable Playing XI
Babar Azam, Ahmed Shehzad/Fakhar Zaman, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf/Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain
Bench-Ahmed Shehzad/Fakhar Zaman, Faheem Ashraf/Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Sohail
Danushka Gunathilaka – The southpaw is in jaw-dropping form. After his century in the losing cause in Karachi, he turned up with the Man of the Match performance in the first T20I. He has gotten quick-runs and has a sound technique.
Babar Azam – Babar Azam may have floundered in the last game, but he is very well capable of making amends. He is known for his consistency and has excellent outings in the World Cup and then for Somerset in the T20 Blast in England.