- The match between India and Pakistan will be played on October 24
- India has defeated Pakistan every time in the World Cup
- Virat Kohli will try to maintain this record
The Indian team, adorned with some of the greatest stars of the current generation of the cricket world, is all set to take the Pakistan team with some unknown faces again in the big match in the ICC T20 World Cup to be held here on Sunday.
enthusiasm is at its peak
The match between India and Pakistan is the center of attraction in any International Cricket Council (ICC) tournament as there is very little sporting activity in them given the sensitive nature of the relationship between the two countries. In such a situation, when the cricket teams of India and Pakistan come face to face in an ICC tournament, then the enthusiasm of the audience is also on the heights.
If we talk about the ICC ODI and T20 World Cup, then India has won all the 12 matches against Pakistan. The Indian team has defeated Pakistan in all five matches since the T20 World Cup began in 2007 and Virat Kohli’s team is determined to continue this winning campaign.
Mentor Dhoni will show the way
India won all the matches in the T20 World Cup under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni who is here to accompany Kohli as a mentor. Dhoni’s presence alone is enough to raise a headache for Babar Azam and his teammates. Still, it is a match that everyone is waiting for.
Small format, big adventure
From the ICC to the broadcasters, if they focus on earning big money from this match, then the feelings of the fans are attached to it. But T20 is such a format in which victory of any team can not be considered as sure.
A player can change the course of the match
Sunil Gavaskar or Sourav Ganguly, everyone who understands this game very well understands that the difference between two teams in this format is very less and any one player can lead his team to victory. It could also be Kohli who will be determined to return to form from this match. It could also be Shaheen Shah Afridi who will try to dominate the Indian top order. It could be Mohammad Rizwan or Mohammed Shami or Suryakumar Yadav.
A little mistake can cost a lot
The players may have been saying that it is like another match for them but they also know very well that their poor performance in this age of technology will haunt them for years.
Who knows this better than the current chairman of the selection committee, Chetan Sharma, whose last ball was hit 35 years ago by Javed Miadad for a winning six. But cricket has changed a lot since then and now India has become the strongest force in cricket which has many good players.
more pressure on pakistan
Cricketers like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah are not among the players to progress on the basis of previous matches or come under any kind of pressure. There will be more pressure on Pakistan than on India.
what will pakistan do
Players like Shaheen Afridi, Rizwan, Haris Rauf and Babar not only have the responsibility of breaking the myth related to the World Cup against a world-class team, but they will also have to change the perception of the cricket world about Pakistan, due to which England and New Zealand recently announced their Pakistan. The tour was cancelled. Pakistan cricket has been facing an existential crisis in the last few years and in such a situation, a match against India may take some life in it but it will not be easy.
Indian players played IPL
Indian players are entering the tournament by playing in the Indian Premier League in the UAE while Pakistan have been playing their home series here. The strong side of Indian batting are its top five batsmen Rohit, KL Rahul, Kohli, Suryakumar and Rishabh Pant. This is the kind of batting order that can blow Afridi, Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan.
Will Pandya do bowling?
If Hardik Pandya plays only as a batsman, then India’s trouble will be with the sixth bowler. In the bowling department, Bumrah, Shami, Ravindra Jadeja and Varun Chakraborty are sure to be selected. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s experience can give him priority over Shardul Thakur. Ravichandran Ashwin will get priority over Rahul Chahar if additional spinners are to be kept. However, the Indian team management can also make some surprising selections.
The blame on the bowlers of Pakistan
As far as Pakistan is concerned, its main player is captain Babar who is batting well in all three formats. They will need proper cooperation from Shaheen Afridi in bowling. Imad, a left-arm spinner with a stellar record in the UAE, could spell trouble for the Indian middle order. Veteran Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez will also be desperate to take revenge on India.
The teams are as follows: India: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma (vice captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Varun Chakraborty, Rahul Chahar
Pakistan (Last 12 Players): Babar Azam (Captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haider Ali.