Here are four cricket betting tips that Adam Drury thinks you should consider for the first T20 between England and Pakistan at Trent Bridge on Friday.


Pakistan to win

Pakistan should fancy their chances against an England side without Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and others.

The visitors lost the recent ODI series 3-0, but did at least perform well with the bat in the third ODI, with Babar Azam making a magnificent 150.

England are unbeaten in white-ball cricket this summer, but they’ve never managed that across a whole home season in their history.

Jonny Bairstow to score over 26.5 runs

Considering his talent, Bairstow is on a relatively lean run in T20 international cricket.

He still scored 51 last time out, though, and will be protected from Pakistan’s impressive new-ball attack batting at No. 4.

Mohammad Rizwan to be Pakistan’s top run-scorer

England are without several of their best frontline seamers, so Rizwan, who opens in T20 cricket, is a nice bet to take advantage.

He is a feast or famine batsman in this format, scoring over 70 in four of his last seven innings and under 14 in the other three, so we’re backing this to be one of his good days.

Chris Jordan to be England’s leading wicket-taker

With Rizwan and Babar forming a strong top order for Pakistan, England seem more likely to take wickets later in the innings.

Chief death bowler Jordan has taken at least one scalp in nine of his last 11 T20s, so is always in contention.


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