Pakistan vs England: Pakistan’s star openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, who have been under scanner for their slow strike rate, had a remarkable outing in England vs Pakistan 2nd T20 International on Thursday. Babar and Rizwan stitched a magnificent 203-run partnership to steer Pakistan to a 10-wicket win over hosts England, thus level the three-match T20 series 1-1. Babar and Rizwan returned unbeaten after scoring 110 and 88, respectively. Rizwan specially has been facing a lot of heat recently for his slow strike-rate in Asia Cup 2022, though he ended the tournament being the highest run-getter.

In 2nd T20I against England, Babar Azam played a 66-ball 110 knock with a strike rate of 166, while Rizwan played a 51-ball 88 knock with a brilliant strike rate of 172.

Following Pakistan’s win in 2nd T20I vs England, their star pacer Shaheen Afridi posted a savage tweet to slam critics as he wrote, “I think it is time to get rid of Kaptaan @babarazam258 and @iMRizwanPak. Itne selfish players. Agar sahi se khelte to match 15 overs me finish hojana chahye tha. Ye akhri over tak le gaye. Let’s make this a movement. Nahi?”

Shaheen Afridi is not a part of the ongoing Pakistan vs England three-match T20 International series. He is currently going through rehab in England and is expected to be fit before the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia to join the team.

Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir.ย 

Standby Players: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani.

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