The following article is about the prediction of the match between India and Pakistan in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. Growing up, every person loves a certain type of sport. It may be football, basketball, cricket, hockey, etc. People, who love cricket, will always agree that there is no better match than India vs Pakistan.
It sounds a bit biased, but it is the truth. It does not matter from which corner that person loves this sport; he will always make time for this particular match. The iconic rivalry of India vs Pakistan is a century old. The neighbors will never let the other one get an easy win.
It has only been a few days since the start of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup; the craze has been going on since it published the fixtures. Why do you ask? It is because we will get another match of India vs Pakistan in the world cup. The cricket fans have been going crazy as soon as they heard this news. You may visit the official site for updates.
The southeast Asian Cricket derby is going to make another experience. Supporters have already started the trash talk. The situation can be described in just two words; Exciting and Tension. As always, the predictions have been coming from both countries. But only one can be the victors. So let us see who can do what and which team has a better chance at victory.
India vs Pakistan: India’s Side
The Indian Cricket team has always been the favorite of any ICC tournaments that are held over the year. Since winning the 1983 World Cup, India is considered to be a powerhouse of the cricket world. It is very rare to see India not qualifying to the knockout stages. Over several years, different players came and retired, but the winning mentality of the players never changed. They are always hungry for more. This year too, for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, India is ready for all the challenges ahead. India has played two warm-up matches before the start of the tournament, and there are a few talking points from those matches.
India faced England in their first match warm-up match. Even though it was a warm-up match, both teams performed well. India won the match by 7 wickets and 6 balls left. Firstly, the Indian bowlers need to improve a bit. They are good bowlers and are taking wickets, but they need to keep the runs in check. Secondly, Rahul Chahar gave 43 runs in four overs, which is quite a lot. Lastly, the batsmen did their job well. The new lad, Ishan Kishan is sure to be a star someday.
In their second warm-up match, India faced Australia. India won this match too. Learning from their mistakes in the first match, the Indian bowlers did a great job. The batsmen had comparatively less pressure in this match. They easily reached 153 and won the match with eight wickets and 13 balls remaining. Everyone did their part well. KL Rahul is in a good form which is a morale boost for the team. The only problem that India is concerned with is that Virat Kohli is not getting runs.
India vs Pakistan: Pakistan’s Side
The other half of this iconic rivalry, Pakistan, is more confident than ever. Pakistan won the Cricket World Cup in 1992. That team had some of the all-time best players in the history of the game. Pakistan always has the never-giving-up mentality. Just like India, Pakistan is also a favorite to win the trophy this year. In the first edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007, they lost to India in the finals. That loss is still painful to them even today. Over the years, Pakistan had produced world-class bowlers who can shape up any match with their swings.
Pakistan has also played two warm-up matches before the start of the Super 12. They faced West Indies in their first warm-up match. Pakistan showed in every sense as to why they are one of the favorites. They did not let West Indies past the 130 runs mark. The bowlers require a pat on the back for their outstanding work. Only Shaheen Afridi gave excess runs. Coming to the batsmen, it was not difficult to chase such a low score, and Pakistan delivered just what was expected. The batsmen, like the bowlers, performed their work well too. Pakistan won the match two seven wickets 27 balls remaining.
In their second warm-up match, Pakistan faced South Africa. South Africa won the match with six wickets remaining. Pakistan scored 186 runs with four wickets in hand. The batsmen did their part well, and Fakhar Zaman scored five runs. The bowlers had to do a better job. They gave a lot of runs. Rassie van der Dussen of South Africa scored a century in just 51 balls. Pakistan needs to learn from this defeat. They will face India in their next match, and every player needs to be in better shape.
India vs Pakistan: Where To Watch?
India vs Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is sure to catch several eyes. The match will take place on the 24th of October 2021. It is scheduled to begin at 7:30 P.M. sharply according to the Indian Standard Time. The match will be broadcasted live from the Dubai International Stadium in the United Arab Emirates. Star Sports Network has the rights to telecast the match and will telecast live on Star Sports Select One and Star Sports Select One HD. The tickets are available for purchase on the internet and are on the verge of selling out. People can also stream the match on the Disney+ Hotstar app and the Jio TV app. Keep your schedule clear on the above-mentioned time and date to get the full enjoyment of the match.
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Players To Watch Out For
India is in a good form and will like to keep that form intact. Everybody loves a winning spree. The last two matches were just for warm-up. The real challenge begins now. Facing Pakistan in their first match of the tournament is tough. But the Indian Cricket Team as well as the Indian people are ready for the match. KL Rahul performed well in both matches. Ishan Kishan was declared retired hurt in the first match, which is a piece of bad news for the team. Rohit Sharman played well in the second match. Ravichandran Ashwin and Jaspreet Bumrah are magicians and can pick up wickets anytime. This year, Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be their mentor, which will be a huge morale boost for the team. For the last two years, both Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli are not getting runs. This tournament is the place for them to prove their critics wrong.
Pakistan, on the other hand, will be looking to break the never-ending curse. For those of you who do not know, Pakistan has never defeated India in a World Cup match. Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi, etc., are all in good form. With that mentality, they are ready to change history. 2007, T20 World Cup, 2011 Cricket World Cup, and 2014 T20 World Cup are just a few matches from the whole list. Pakistan thrashed West Indies in their first match but lost to South Africa in their second match. They try to pick up their momentum by winning the first match of the tournament. All the new faces of the Pakistan team will try their best to show the world that history does change.
India’s lineup will change a bit from their match against Australia. Ishan Kishan was replaced by Rohit Sharma and Shardul Thakur will replace Rahul Chahar. Along with Ishan Kishan and Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy is to remain on the bench.
Team India – KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami.
Pakistan’s lineup will remain the same with no change. Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, and Haider Ali will stay on the bench.
Team Pakistan – Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.
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India vs Pakistan: Match Preview And Prediction
The 16th match of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is sure to stir up some controversy. Pakistan last faced India in the 2019 World Cup, in which they lost. Pakistan appointed Mathew Hayden as their coach ahead of the World Cup, and India has Ravi Shastri. Both are veterans and will try to use their experience to motivate the players. The weather will be okay, as predicted by the weather station. The tournament was supposed to happen in India, but due to the pandemic, it was shifted to Dubai. Both the teams have very talented new players. Coming to the statistics, India has a slight edge over Pakistan.
Indian players played in the IPL and are fit to play the game. Pakistan’s side has just recovered up from the controversy with the New Zealand Cricket team. Moreover, India has won both their match and will try to maintain their undefeated streak against Pakistan. So according to my prediction, India is going to win this match. But in cricket, no one knows what will happen. Pakistan may finally break free from the curse. We will have to wait till the 24th to see what will happen.
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