India vs Pakistan, T20 World Cup 2021 Live Score Streaming Updates: India and Pakistan play their group fixture in Dubai on Sunday — the first time the two teams are playing in three years.
India vs Pakistan, T20 World Cup 2021 Live Score Updates: India and Pakistan engage in ICC T20 World Cup blockbuster face-off and it is something that transcends the 22-yard strip. This will be the two arch-rivals’ opening game of the tournament and both sides will be looking for the best start possible by securing victory in the match. Both teams have players with proven international records in the game’s shortest format and are big-ticket influencers of their franchise teams. If this was a game of a bilateral series without the hype of the T20 World Cup, the odds would have been even. Historically, India has prevailed in these games of fine margins by not allowing the moment to overpower their mind space.
India Probable XI: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav/Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami
Pakistan Probable XI: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali/Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
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Fixing their opening conundrum before the showpiece event should hold India in good stead. A brilliant IPL did the trick for KL Rahul in terms making himself the first-choice as Rohit Sharma’s opening partner. Kohli will be at No.3. Ishan Kishan is in fabulous form of late, boasting three half-centuries in his last three T20 matches, including the warm-up fixture against England.
Against the team culture of India, Pakistan will turn to individual brilliance, like Wasim Akram’s dream deliveries to dismiss Allan Lamb and Chris Lewis at the 1992 World Cup final or Fakhar Zaman’s match-winning hundred against India at the 2017 Champions Trophy final.One big change for Pakistan, a team that revels in its unpredictability, is to announce the 12 for Sunday’s game against India.
Last 5 completed matches
As we wait for the epic clash to begin, the Dubai International stadium prepares itself.
India (Probable Playing XI): Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav/Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami
Pakistan (Probable Playing XI): Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali/Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
2007 — India beat Pakistan via bowl-out (match tied) in Durban
2007 — India beat Pakistan by five runs in Johannesburg (Final)
2012 — India beat Pakistan by 8 wickets in Colombo
2014 — India beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in Dhaka
2016 — India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets in Kolkata
Hello and welcome to the live commentary and updates of India’s opening fixture at the T20 World Cup against Pakistan, taking place in Dubai. Can India extend their unbeaten run against their arch-rivals in a World Cup contest? Stay tuned.
India and Pakistan fans outside the cricket stadium in Dubai on the eve of the match on Saturday. (Photo: Shamik Chakrabarty)
Former Pakistan captain Asif Iqbal’s mind goes back to the early 1980s. Shyam Bhatia, an Indian expat in Dubai and a cricket patron, recollects Javed Miandad’s six against Chetan Sharma. For the old-timers, an India-Pakistan match in the United Arab Emirates will always be about nostalgia, irrespective of its venue-switch from Sharjah to Dubai.
As India and Pakistan play their T20 World Cup group league fixture here Sunday — the first time the two teams are playing in three years — the Sharjah throwback becomes relevant, for it was the starting point of the game’s most-followed cricket rivalry at a neutral venue. (READ MORE)
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