T20 World Cup 2021 Super 12s: The wait for the high-pressure clash of India and Pakistan is just a few hours away. Match number 16 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will be held between India and Pakistan in Dubai International Stadium on 24th October.
It is the match that goes beyond the sport of cricket, which has a much bigger significance for the people of India and Pakistan. The clash between India and Pakistan is not too often seen in the field. The long-lasting border tensions between the two-nation fuel the anger, courage and determination of players in the field.
Though India has an undisputed record against Pakistan which pretty much sums up the picture, the shortest format is all about the game of one over which sets the tempo for a team and India can’t afford to take Pakistan for granted.
The Men in Blues have brutally hammered Pakistani’s five times in the T20 World Cup meetings until now. Pakistan is yet to record a win against their name with India as opposition in the T20 World Cup history.
While India seems to be a formidable outfit, Pakistan too has equipped themselves with several matchwinners. The likes of Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi are experienced enough to turn the tables on any given day with their performances.
The Virat Kohli-led India will look to have a blistering opening match with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul doing most of the work for the team to put up a solid opening partnership against Pakistan. Besides the aforementioned players, India consists of a match-winner at every slot. The likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami needs no introduction in the format.
Match: ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Super 12s – Match Number 16
Teams: India vs Pakistan
Date/Day: October 24, Sunday
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Time: 07:30 PM IST
India vs Pakistan Pitch Report – Dubai International Cricket Stadium:
Dubai’s surface is curated to help spinners more than any other. As seen in the IPL and the match between England and West Indies, the spinners scalped more wickets than the pacers on the surface. Though there will be adequate help for the batters as well. The dew will be a factor to look for as the team batting second may get additional help with it.
India vs Pakistan Probable Playing11 and Full Squad:
India’s Probable Playing11: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin/Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur/Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
Full Squad: Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant(w), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Suryakumar Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Varun Chakaravarthy.
Pakistan’s Probable Playing11: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik/Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi.
Full Squad: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Haider Ali.
India vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Tips:
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja (vc), Shadab Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammad Shami, Shaheen Afridi.