Pakistan will have to shrug off all the recent controversies and enter the limited-over series against England with a fresh mindset. This wont be easy given the circumstances yet its a professional sport and they have to move on. The first of the two T20s will be played Sunday (today) at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. England is going to be a difficult opposition for Pakistan and it should be kept in mind that they were crowned the World Champions in this format recently. But Pakistan themselves have an impressive pedigree in this format and regarded as the most successful and talented T20 team in the world. Shahid Afridi will have to lead with example in the format which he loves. Pakistan have some capable players who should do the trick for them. England have played some real good cricket and will fancy their chances, although axing Kevin Pietersen can hit back but given the fact that he is always a vital cog in Englands armoury whenever he plays. Their T20 captain Paul Collingwood has been under a cosh of something which Pakistan can target in this game. Englands bowling has been apt and can be their biggest strength with presence of James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Ryan Sidebottom and Graeme Swann. Overall, a close game can be expected and if Pakistanis are able to switch on themselves mentally they will be difficult to stop. Players to look out for Eoin Morgan has shown tremendous form in Twenty20 cricket and with him coming in the middle order England have a player Pakistan have to look out for surely. Morgan can be pretty nifty with the bat and can surely test the Pakistan bowling. Afridi lends stability to the Pakistan line up with his all-round efforts. His pretty effective batting and bowling stands ideal package for the format. If he fires for Pakistan it will be a big edge for them. Head to head and conditions A close fought game is expected as the pitch is expected to be flat and with a short boundary at Sophia Gardens, more runs can be expected. England have a good overall side which will definitely test Pakistan. Yet Pakistan have enough in their line up to come good. Expected line-ups England: Bopara, Kieswetter, Davies, Collingwood, Morgan, Wright, Bresnan, Yardy, Swann, Broad, Sidebottom. Pakistan: Hafeez, Shahzaib, Umar Akmal, Yousuf, Fawad Alam, Afridi, Razzaq, Kamran Akmal, Gul, Ajmal, Akhtar.