Pakistan between England Women's T20Is begin on Tuesday.


KARACHI -- After the conclusion of the ICC Women's Championship ODI series, the focus has now shifted to the shorter format of the game with Pakistan Women and England Women locking horns in three T20Is at Kinrara Oval in Malaysia from Tuesday. With the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia just two months away, the series provides both the teams an opportunity to iron out their permutations and combinations. After having won the ODI series comprehensively, England will enter the series with their tails up. Despite having lost a three-match T20I series at home against Australia Women 2-1, England, ranked second in the ICC Women's T20I rankings, have had an impressive 2019 winning eight of the 10 matches. The Heather Knight-led side registered sweeps over India Women and Sri Lanka Women earlier in the year, before beating West Indies Women 1-0 at home. Pakistan, having made three changes in their squad from the one that played the three one-dayers, will hope that the change in format also brings a change in their fortunes while taking inspiration from their 3-0 series win at home against Bangladesh Women in October.

The Bismah Maroof-led team, seventh in the ICC Women's T20I rankings, have won six of their 11 matches this year and enter the series...

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