Pakistan vs England

Pakistan vs England Final T20 World Cup Highlights – 13th Nov 2022

Jos Buttler England Captain

It is (the icing on the cake). To win the T20 World Cup now, immensely proud of everyone here. It has been a long journey and few changes but we are reaping the rewards of how we have played in the last few years. It’s been a fantastic tournament. We went to Pakistan before coming here, which was a valuable time for the group and this felt a long way after the Ireland match but the character we showed from thereon in must-win games is amazing. He (Matty Motts) has fitted in really well. We have got a few Australians in the coaching staff with us in this tournament and he has led the coaching staff really well, gives the players great freedom. Huge swing in the game, that was a fantastic over from Adil. He has been outstanding for us in the last three games, just the guy who makes things happen and his performance was outstanding.

Babar Azam Pakistan Captain

Congratulations to England, they deserve to be champions and fought well. We felt like home here, got great support at every venue. Thanks for your support. Yes, we lost the first two games but how we came in the last four games was incredible. I just told the boys to play our natural game, but we fell 20 runs short and the boys fought well with the ball. Our bowling is one of the best attacks in the world. Unfortunately Shaheen’s injury put us off, but that’s part of the game.

Sam Curran is the player of the match & player of the Tournament

I don’t think I should be getting this, I think the way Ben Stokes played there, to get a fifty in a final and he does it so many times for us, he should get this. We are going to enjoy this occasion and it is very special. Big square boundaries, so I knew my into the wicket type bowling would work and try to make them hit square of the wicket. We felt the wicket was not as good as we thought it would be. It was nipping around everywhere and it was challenge to chase. I go into the wicket with my slower balls and try to keep the batsmen guessing. We are World Champions, how good. Incredibly special (to have Stokes). He is someone I look up to and always turns up when the team needs him, people question him but there’s no questioning him, he’s the man. To be honest, I am little bit lost for words, it has been a great tournament. First time for me in a World Cup and we have won it. Amazing crowd. I wanted to be adaptable coming into the tournament.

Babar Azam Pakistan Captain

We would’ve also bowled first but toss is not in our hands, so we will try to put runs on the board and put pressure on them. We have good momentum with us and will try to continue with it. We lost our first few games but have come back strongly and want to continue that in the final. A win always gives you confidence and with the way the team is playing we will give our 100 percent. Yes history repeats (referring to the 1992 World Cup), we will try to win this game and hold the cup. Same team.

Jos Buttler England Captain

We are going to bowl first. Huge game, good nerves and there’s a lot of good energy around the team. Great energy in the stadium and we are looking forward to a great game. Both teams come into this final in red hot form and we are looking forward to a tough challenge. I think it is a good wicket and hopefully it will stay the same throughout. Obviously there’s a little bit of weather around which is why we chose to bowl. We start fresh today, we bring confidence from the other day but we know it counts for nothing today. Same team.

Pitch Condition and Report

Perfect setting for the final. Hopefully the rain will stay away. We have got a decent pitch here and also it’s at the center in terms of dimension. Bowling from the members end the leg-side hit is 75m and the off-side boundary is 81m and that’s why the seamers bang it short here with those big boundaries. The new ball does swing here. You want to pitch it up and get it to swing here,” says Nasser Hussain before handing it over to Ian Bishop.

Pakistan vs England Cricket Highlights today. 45th Match, Final, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Thursday 13-11-2022, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

England won the TOSS chose bowl first

Babar Azam

Providing an opportunity is indeed divine but making good use of it is when the ball is put in our court. I’m thankful for where I stand today and I’ll continue to work harder to achieve what lies ahead. Babar Azam, on his advice for the team about luck and effort.

Jos Buttler

Yeah, I’ve certainly had a few dreams about that kind of thing, and of course I think it really links back to what you were like as a kid really, the kind of things you would be doing in the garden with your brother and sister, pretending to lift a trophy and that kind of thing, and now to be able to have the opportunity to have a chance to live that kind of thing out is incredibly special. Jos Buttler, on if he ever thought what it would be like to lift the trophy in his first ICC tournament as captain.

Pakistan Expected Line-up

Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

England Expected Line-up

Jos Buttler(w/c), Alex Hales, Philip Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid

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