Pak vs Eng T20I Series 2024: Schedules and Where to Watch Live

Pak vs Eng T20I Series 2024: Schedules and Where to Watch Live

The much-anticipated T20I series between Pakistan and England kicked off on May 22, 2024, at Headingley, Leeds. Fans from both nations eagerly awaited the first clash of the four-match series, especially with the T20 World Cup just around the corner in June. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans, and the first T20I was abandoned due to rain.

Match Details and Broadcast Information

The match was scheduled to begin at 10:30 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST) and 5:30 pm GMT. However, persistent rain throughout the day led to the match being called off without a ball being bowled.

For fans around the world, various broadcasters had secured rights to air the series:

  • United Kingdom: Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event, along with live streaming on the Sky Go app.
  • India: Sony Sports Network with live streaming on Sony Liv and Fancode.
  • Africa: Supersport Cricket.
  • Pakistan: A-sports and live on Tapmad

Teams Preparing for the T20 World Cup

Both teams are using this series as crucial preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, expressed confidence in his team’s form after a successful series against Ireland. “I am confident that Pakistan will carry the winning momentum from the Ireland series into the England T20Is. Our 2-1 victory in Dublin showcased the brilliance of our batters and bowlers, while also providing us with learnings as we aim to work on our areas of improvement,” said Azam.

Training and Strategies

Pakistan had productive training sessions at Headingley, with head coach Gary Kirsten joining the squad to fine-tune strategies and combinations. The team focused on adapting to English conditions, which are known for being challenging due to the weather and pitch behavior.


Both teams announced strong squads for the series, aiming to test their best combinations ahead of the World Cup.

England Squad:

  • Jos Buttler (captain)
  • Moeen Ali
  • Jofra Archer
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Harry Brook
  • Sam Curran
  • Ben Duckett
  • Tom Hartley
  • Will Jacks
  • Chris Jordan
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Adil Rashid
  • Phil Salt
  • Reece Topley
  • Mark Wood

Pakistan Squad:

  • Babar Azam (captain)
  • Abrar Ahmed
  • Azam Khan
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Haris Rauf
  • Hasan Ali
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Imad Wasim
  • Mohammad Abbas Afridi
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Muhammad Irfan Khan
  • Naseem Shah
  • Saim Ayub
  • Salman Ali Agha
  • Shadab Khan
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Usman Khan

Series Schedule

Despite the first match being washed out, fans still have three more matches to look forward to:

  • 25 May: 2nd T20I, Birmingham
  • 28 May: 3rd T20I, Cardiff
  • 30 May: 4th T20I, The Oval

Looking Ahead

The abandonment of the first match due to rain was disappointing for both players and fans. However, it sets the stage for an exciting remainder of the series. Both teams will be keen to get on the field and test their skills against each other. With the T20 World Cup looming, every match offers valuable experience and the chance to fine-tune strategies.

The weather forecast for the remaining matches looks more promising, and fans are hopeful for some thrilling cricket action. As both teams gear up for the next match in Birmingham, the anticipation continues to build for what promises to be an exciting series between two cricketing powerhouses.

Stay tuned for more updates and detailed coverage of the Pakistan vs England T20I series!

Written by Team Neemopani


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