There won’t be any chance of rain and the conditions will be pleasant for playing the game of cricket. The cloud cover during the match will be 14 per cent, which is undoubtedly good news. The temperature will be around the 25 degrees Celsius mark with the humidity in the 60s and 70s. There will be a bit of dew in the second half, but it’s not expected to make much of an impact.
The pitch at the venue in T20Is has been absolute belter. Scores of 170 plus have been a common phenomenon. The average score at the Gaddafi Stadium in T20Is is 174, around six runs less than the average first innings score. Hence, it can be said that the team, batting first has found a wee bit easier on this ground in Lahore. Sides would be better of putting a big score on the board.
Average first innings score: 180 (6 T20Is since May 2015)
Record of the chasing teams:Won – 3; Lost – 3
Injury and Availability News:
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Probable Playing XI
Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali/Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz/Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Usman Shinwari
Bench-Asif Ali/Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz/Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Ahmed Shehzad, Faheem Ashraf