India and Pakistan will begin their ICC T20 World Cup 2021 journey on Sunday (October 24). The match between these two teams will take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium at 8 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time). This match always brings an extra level of excitement among the fans. This time will be no different. Both teams feature world-class cricketers on their squads. On any given day, these players might put the opponent in peril. The match preview of India vs. Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2021 is discussed in this article.
Notable T20I Record between India and Pakistan
The following are the most significant T20I records between India and Pakistan.
India's main strength is its well-balanced team. There are some top Indian players in each category who are capable of helping their team win big games. The batting order of India is among the strongest in the world. On the other hand, bowling offers a wide range of options.
The most vital factor is that each player has sufficient experience and is well aware of their role in the team. Indian cricketers may be exhausted after playing so much cricket in recent days. However, there is no doubt that led by Virat Kohli, they would want to shine in their own glory in the match against Pakistan.
Three impactful players of India
Rohit Sharma: T20I: 111 | Runs: 2,864 | HS: 118 | 50s: 22 | SR: 138.96
Virat Kohli: T20I: 90 | Runs: 3,159 | HS: 94* | 50s: 28 | SR: 139.04
Jasprit Bumrah: T20I: 50 | Wkts: 59 | BBI: 3/11 | Econ: 6.66 | SR: 18.20
Predicted Playing XI:
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishab Pant (Wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Chahar
There are a handful of aggressive batters in Pakistan. They are assisting Pakistan in winning games against big teams by exhibiting consistency in their play. Furthermore, as expected, the Pakistani have a formidable bowling attack. The opponent must find a strategy to resist Pakistan's bowling threat. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is one of the top batters in the world now.
However, Babar has yet to find considerable success as a captain. So, he wants to do something exceptional at the Twenty20 World Cup 2021. Pakistan will want to overcome India to start the mission.
Three impactful players of Pakistan
Babar Azam: T20I: 61 | Runs: 2.204 | HS: 122 | 50s: 20 | SR: 130.64
Shoaib Malik: T20I: 116 | Runs: 2,335 | HS: 75 | SR: 124.20 | Wkts: 28 | BBI: 2/7 | SR: 19.90
Hasan Ali: T20I: 41 | Wkts: 52 | BBI: 4/18 | Econ: 8.29 | SR: 15.70
Predicted Playing XI:
Mohammad Rizwan (Wicket-keeper), Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (Captain), Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf
There will be a three-way battle in group 2 of the Super 12 round for a place in the semifinals of ICC T20 World Cup 2021. India, Pakistan, and New Zealand are the favorites of this group. So, the winner of the India-Pakistan match will surely get an advantage in the group. There won't be any margin for error in the race for the first knockout round.
Both teams will be trying to get off to a strong start. India have a good record against Pakistan in T20Is and they will begin the contest as favorites. On the other hand, Pakistan performed well in its recent Twenty20 series. They will be ready to go all-out against their arch-rival India. There will surely be a massive battle on Sunday.