Written by Nityanand Pathak | navbharattimes.com | Updated: Oct 22, 2021, 12:35 PM
The stadium is ready for the great match between India and Pakistan. Both the teams are also busy in preparations after the practice match. India will be captained by Virat Kohli, while Pakistan is commanded by Babar Azam.
Virat Kohli vs Babar Azam: Strength, Weakness and X Factor of both the captains, why is it heavier?
The wait for the great match between India and Pakistan (IND vs PAK T20 World Cup 2021) in the T20 World Cup-2021 is about to end. There is only so much time left for October 24 to be counted on the fingers. One over is Kohli’s army and on the other hand, under the captaincy of Babar Azam, Pakistan will come down to change its fortunes.
Everything is at stake in this match, which has experienced the culmination of thrill by thinking. If India has forced Pakistan to kneel in the five matches so far, then the bar will leave no stone unturned to make a sixer of victory. However, a lot in this match will depend on the captains of both the teams. Let’s find out who and why is heavier between Virat Kohli and Babar…
Captaincy record in T20Is
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Virat Kohli: Indian captain Virat Kohli is the king of this format. He holds the world record for scoring most runs and most half-centuries. He continues to make big records of cricket one after the other. As long as he is on the field, there is fear in the bowlers of the opposition team. So far he has scored 3159 runs in 90 matches with the help of 28 half-centuries. During this, the average has been an impressive 52.65 and the strike rate is 139.04.
Babar Azam: Babar is Pakistan’s most successful batsman in T20 Internationals. He has scored 2204 runs in 61 matches at an average of 46.89. During this, he has one century and 22 half-centuries to his name. His strike rate has been 130.64.
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Virat Kohli: Strong record against Pakistan. In the last 3 T20 innings, the Pakistani team has not been able to get out. Considered a player of big matches. If Pakistan is in opposition, then aggressive attitude can be considered as their biggest strength, which fans also like very much.
Babar Azam: Stroking player. Opportunities are less against the big teams, but he is compared to Kohli when it comes to shot selection. Few Pakistani cricketers rate him better than Kohli in cover drives. Stay cool on the field. The team has performed well under the captaincy.
Virat Kohli: In the last two years at the international level, there has been no big innings from his bat. However, if IPL 2021 has gone well, it will be expected that it will leave behind the performance of international matches.
Babar Azam: Will play against India in T20 for the first time. How much pressure you can handle, it will be the biggest challenge. There are 5 ODI games, but not a single half century has been scored.
Rohit’s support to Virat: Rohit Sharma’s support can prove to be the X factor for Virat Kohli. He will not only support the team with the bat but will also help Kohli with his advice. His captaincy experience will be of great use to Team India.
Mohammad Rizwan’s Form: Mohammad Rizwan’s form: The biggest relief for Pakistan and captain Babar Azam is that his wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan is in form. If he walks then Pakistan is capable of making big scores. Rizwan has an average of 94 in T20 Internationals this year.