After the unseasonal rains in Karachi which washed out the first ODI, the clouds have largely stayed away. The forecast is clear for this game as well. The temperature will hover around 24-25 Degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.
The surface at the Gaddafi Stadium has turned and there is a possibility that this match will be played on a used pitch. Spinners are likely to dominate more in this match in that case. So far, the template is win the toss, bat first and win the match and the same is likely to continue.
Average first innings score:178 (8 T20Is since May 2015)
Record of the chasing teams:Won – 3; Lost – 5
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there’s an update)
Probable Playing XI
Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Ahmed Shahzad, Umar Akmal/Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz/Usman Shinwari, Shadab Khan/Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnanin
Bhanuka Rajapaksa is definitely a must now in your fantasy team. His strokeplay was excellent in the previous game and he will be looking to stamp his authority in this game as well. Danushka Gunathilaka continues to remain a threat for Pakistan. Nuwan Pradeep is another brilliant bowler who has proved his mettle in this series and should be in your team.
Pakistan are not used to seeing Babar Azam fail in the T20Is and one might feel, the big knock from him is just around the corner.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Danushka Gunathilaka, Fakhar Zaman