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T20 World Cup 2021: India vs Pakistan Match Preview

Pakistan has never won against India in T20 World Cups.


India and Pakistan are set to face each other in Match No.16 of the T20 World Cup on Sunday. This match is on October 24 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. India, led by Virat Kohli, must be high on confidence after they beat England and Australia in the warm-ups. In both games, they chased down targets.

Pakistan, on the other hand, started with a win against West Indies, but then slumped to a defeat at the hands of South Africa. With the Proteas needing 19 to win, Hasan Ali leaked 22 runs off the final over. It’s pertinent to note that Pakistan has never beaten India in T20 Cups in their five meetings.

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Match Details

Match – India vs Pakistan – Match 16
Venue – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Time – 07:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network

Pitch Report

The pitch in Dubai has been a useful one for batting over the years. In recent times, the chasing teams have tasted a lot of success as well. A fairly high-scoring game seems to be in store.

Average score: 143 (62 T20Is in Sharjah)

Record of Chasing teams: Won – 27, Lost – 24, Tied – 1

Probable Playing XIs

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KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar/Varun Chakravarthy
Bench: Rahul Chahar/Varun Chakravarthy, Ishan Kishan, Ravi Ashwin, Shardul Thakur


Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Nawaz/Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Bench: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Asif Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haider Ali/Mohammad Nawaz


Matches- 8, India – 6, Pakistan – 1, Tied- 1
In T20 World Cups
Matches- 5, India – 4, Pakistan – 0, Tied – 1

The probable best batter of the match

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Babar Azam (Pakistan)

Babar Azam has been stupendous for Pakistan over the years, especially in the T20 format. Earlier this year, he also scored a century against South Africa. Along with Mohammad Rizwan, he has made opponents struggle at the top of the order. Against India, Babar needs to be on top of his game as the Men in Blue have a power-packed bowling unit.
Probable best bowler of the match

Jasprit Bumrah (India)

Jasprit Bumrah was in stupendous form for the Mumbai Indians in the 2021 edition of the IPL. The pacer is known for hitting the right channels and absorbing pressure in crunch moments. In the warm-up games, he looked at his best and must be raring to go. If he finds his rhythm, Pakistan could be in for a lot of trouble.

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