The biggest rivalry in the world of cricket is set to take place as Team India will take on Pakistan in their 1st T20I World Cup out. The match is scheduled to be played at the Dubai International Stadium on October 24, 2021, at 7:30 PM IST. India have not lost a single match against Pakistan in their history of World Cup, in both 50-50 and T20I format. However, the noisy neighbors of India have got the better of Men in Blue when the sides last met in the finals of the Champions Trophy in 2017. The Indians are seeking revenge as the Pakistanis are searching for their first World Cup win against Blues, the match is expected to be a thrilling contest. lets analyze more about IND vs PAK.
IND vs PAK: 3 Things To Expect Tonight
Virat Kohli Masterclass
The Pakistanis have never managed to get better of Virat Kohli in a T20 World Cup match. Virat Kohli’s previous T20I World Cup knocks against Pakistan are 78*, 36* & 55*. The Indian skipper is seemingly not in the best of his form but what better occasion to up his ante against India’s biggest rival. King Kohli is expected to perform well against Pakistan tonight.
Strong Batting From Pakistan
The Indians will have to bat well if they wish to win against Pakistan tonight. The Pakistanis have a strong batting lineup and it will be difficult for the Indians to restrict them for a modest total if they decide to bat first. Md. Rizwan (1462 @ 133.4 SR) and Babar Azam (1363 @ 134.7 SR) are the two highest run-scorers in T20s in 2021. The Indians will have to seemingly grind hard in the batting department to maintain their streak against the Pakistanis.
Both the teams will be in revenge mode in the coming fixture. While the Indians will be avenging their 2017 Champions Trophy humiliation against Pakistan, the Greens will be hoping to end their World Cup misery against the Blues. The teams are tipped to give out their best in the most fierce battle in cricket.
IND vs PAK: What The Captains Have To Say
Indian Skipper Virat Kohli
“I believe the quality of pitches is definitely going to be far better in this T20 World Cup. Also it being an ICC tournament, we know that the standard of pitches has to be maintained to a certain degree, which is consistent across all venues and I understand that to protect the pitches for a tournament like the World Cup, there had to be some kind of compromise in terms of the playing conditions when we played the IPL” – Virat Kohli expects the Dubai pitch to play close to how it did in the IPL 2021 final.
Pakistani Skipper Babar Azam
“It is about staying relaxed, we are in constant touch with all the players. It is about playing well on the day. We have played a lot of cricket here, we know the conditions and we know how to go about it.” –Babar Azam on what it takes to play an India-Pakistan game.