On 23rd October, India will face Pakistan in its first official appearance in T20 World Cup 2022. Both teams have recently announced their squads.
None of the teams have made any major or unprecedented decisions in the squad, While India has made the obvious inclusion of Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel who were ruled out of the Asia Cup owing to injuries in places of Avesh Khan and Ravi Bishnoi. Pakistan has given their top pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi a place along with his partner in seam Mohammed Wasim Jr.
While India won the first match against Pakistan in the Asia Cup, the latter came out on top in the 2nd fixture among the two however none of the teams were able to lift the trophy as underdogs Sri Lanka swept every one of their feet with their incredible performance.
- India and Pakistan have faced each other 6 times in T20 World Cup tournaments and while the former won 4 times, Pakistan got a hold of them in the most recent match-up in 2021.
- India’s highest total in a T20 World Cup game against Pakistan is 157 while Pakistan has scored 152 maximum runs in a match.
- Rohit Sharma is only the 2nd player in the world along with Bangladesh Captain Shakib-al-Hasan who has appeared in every T20 World Cup since its inception in 2007.
- Shoaib Malik has featured in every India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup game that has been played till now.
India Squad for T20 World Cup 2022:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
Traveling Reserves: Mohd Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.
Pakistan Squad for T20 World Cup 2022:
Babar Azam (Captain), Shadab Khan (Vice-Captain), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir
Traveling Reserves: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani