ENG vs PAK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - May 25, 2024

After the first match was abandoned due to rain, England and Pakistan will face each other for the 2nd T20 of the 4-match series on Saturday at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham.

England vs Pakistan head-to-head record

Both teams have faced each other in 30 matches to date. England has won 19 matches, while Pakistan has won 9. 2 matches ended without any outcome.

England vs Pakistan Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Sony Liv App or watched live on the Sony Ten Sports channel. 

Match Prediction and Cricket Betting Tips for ENG vs PAK 2nd T20 2024

ENG vs PAK Team Previews


Ever since winning the T20 World Cup in 2022, England has struggled to keep up the momentum in the shortest format. A dismal campaign in the ODI World Cup didn’t help either. As we are fast approaching the marquee T20 event yet again, England will hope to turn things around.

Jos Buttler has a strong and well-balanced squad at his disposal. While his personal form wasn’t very consistent in the IPL, he did manage to score a couple of centuries and that should boost his confidence. He is likely to be joined by Phil Salt at the top of the order, who has made a name for himself by absolutely going bananas in the powerplay.

With Ben Stokes not available for this series (possibly done in this format), much will depend on the performance of Johnny Bairstow, Harry Brook, and Will Jacks in the middle order. The nature of T20 cricket is such that teams take a lot more risks now and try to use their resources optimally.

Bairstow, Brook, and Jacks have all made runs by batting in the top-3 so adjusting to the middle order is going to be a bit tricky. This England batting lineup is clearly destructive on its day but can implode as well.

This match might also mark the return of Jofra Archer to international cricket after more than a year. He will be joined by Chris Jordan, Reece Topley, and Sam Curran in the seam department, while Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali will feature in the spin attack.

There is a lot of experience in the bowling lineup but not as much venom as England would have liked. Archer will be eased into international cricket again and so might just bowl one or two overs. 


England Playing 11

Philip Salt, Jos Buttler, Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley.


Pakistan is the only team that has yet to declare a squad for the upcoming World Cup. This shows that there are still some corners that need to be rounded off before the tournament begins.

The top order is pretty robust with the inclusion of Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Saim Ayub, Usman Khan, and Fakhar Zaman. It appears as if Babar will continue to bat at 3 with Saim Ayub abd Mohammad Rizwan opening the batting.

Fakhar Zaman will bat at 4 followed by Usman Khan, Azam Khan, and the all-rounders.

In fact, Pakistan's biggest strength is likely to be its battery of versatile all-rounders.

Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Imad Wasim are all quality players who can change the course of the game with both, the bat as well as the ball. On paper, Pakistan can put a team out on the field that can bat till 9 and still have six-seven bowling options.

Haris Rauf, who has been in and out of the squad due to injuries, is likely to join Shaheen Shah Afridi and Naseem Shah in the pace attack. There are also a couple of other options that can be included in the playing XI like Hasan Ali and Mohammad Amir. Abrar Ahmed is the lone specialist spinner on the squad. 

Genuine pace and aggressive new ball bowlers will be the biggest strength for Pakistan. Picking three out of the four bowlers available is not going to be easy but you assume that Amir and Imad, brought back from retirement, would have a role to play in this series. 

*Update: Hasan Ali has been released from the squad. 


Pakistan Playing 11

Saim Ayub, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Azam Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.

ENG vs PAK Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bat first. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Edgbaston is good to bat on early in the match. The average first-inning score here is around 175 runs, which is a par score. However, the surface does slow down as the match progresses, making things difficult for the batsmen. The quicker bowlers can expect some help thanks to the even covering of grass. There may be some cracks which can help the spinners turn the ball.

The weather is likely to be cloudy with temperatures below 20 degrees. 


ENG vs PAK Betting Tips

Both England and Pakistan haven’t been in the best of forms of late. While there is no clear favorite to win here, we feel that England has an edge in this contest as they are better versed in the conditions. Also, Pakistan's recent record in away games hasn’t been the best.

The odds being offered on England are not the best but in home conditions, you have to assume that they will come out on top against an unstable Pakistan lineup.

Bet on England to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 1xBet


    Total runs in the highest scoring over of the match

    Over 20.5 (2.00)


The pitch at Edgbaston is good to bat on, especially during the first half. As both teams have some big strikers, we can expect a couple of big overs in this match. Getting over 20 runs is not really a big thing in T20 cricket any more so the bet looks well worth the risk.

  1. Parimatch


    Highest individual score

    Under 71.5 (1.85)


In the 7 matches played here, there have only been 2 individual scores of over 72 runs, and no batsmen from Pakistan or England have been able to do so.

  1. Dafabet


    Shaheen Shah Afridi to pick up Over 1.5 wickets



Afridi is currently Pakistan’s top seamer. He has picked up at least 2 wickets in 6 of his last 9 outings. His bowling style is perfectly poised to exploit the overcast conditions in England.

Today Match Prediction

England To Win the Match, 1.30

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Who will win ENG vs PAK

England 74.42% (96)
Pakistan 25.58% (33)
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