Pakistan vs England Twenty20 Series

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Pakistan in eccentric, inconsistency shock. 

Crazy old Pakistan hey. If we didn’t know better, conspiracy theorists might think that they deliberately bashed up England in the test matches, in order to lengthen England’s price with bookmakers ahead of the ODIs, before feebly capitulating in said ODIs so as to cash in. And breathe. Of course, we do know better. This is the new Pakistan. No fixing, no drugs, no murdering coaches. Just like the previous new Pakistan aka the old Pakistan. And the  new Pakistan before that. You get the idea.

Onwards now to Twenty20 cricket, and three fixtures, the first two of which take place in Dubai, with the final one scheduled for Abu Dhabi.

This will be the eighth T20 meeting between the two sides, with Pakistan winning just two to date (although one of which was in Dubai.) More intriguingly, the last five have all been won by the team batting second, so it may be wise to hold fire until after the toss before punting on the individual games. In addition, England have won the three most recent outings, including the most recent one by an astonishing six overs, which makes them an attractive 4/5 with Blue Sq to win the opener.

So who will win the Twenty20 series overall? Well our hunch suggests that Pakistan will fight back and nick it 2-1 (available at 2.74 with our friends at Betfair). Although you might just want to check with Misbah ul-Haq first. Not that we’re suggesting anything.

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