To be honest, every match of India vs Pakistan is no less than a final. The possibility of India and Pakistan meeting in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Final looked depressing last week, however, now it appears to be a potential reality. With South Africa taken out of the competition, Pakistan has made it into the semis. Outstandingly, India has likewise equipped for the last four. Also, if both unpleasant neighbors win their separate semis conflict, an awe-inspiring India versus Pakistan last match will be on the cards.
Interestingly, India and Pakistan are likely to face each other in the final of the T20 World Cup since the debut season in 2007. India once met Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the Super 12 stage of this World Cup. India effectively chased 160 with four wickets left and 16 runs in the Final over in front of 90,293 spectators at the MCG, with Virat Kohli’s genius for an unbeaten 82.
India vs Pakistan in the finals?
Now there seems to be such a possibility that we will get to see the final match of India vs Pakistan.
- Pakistan qualified for the semi-final by beating Bangladesh.
- And in the semi-final, as they finished second in Group 2, they will face Group 1 winners New Zealand.
- Men in Green will have to beat the Kiwis at SCG to confirm their spot in the final.
- While India will face England at Adelaide.
- If India manages to defeat the English side, then an epic India vs Pakistan clash at MCG will be again on cards,
T20 World Cup semi-final schedule and venue
|09-Nov-22||New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st Semi-Final||1:30 PM IST/08:00 AM GMT||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|10-Nov-22||India vs England, England||1:30 PM IST/08:00 AM GMT||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|13-Nov-22||TBC vs TBC, Final||1:30 PM IST/08:00 AM GMT||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
India needs to beat England and Pakistan needs to beat New Zealand to make the INDIA vs PAKISTAN final possible.
India vs Pakistan 2007 T20 World Cup final
15 years back, Virender Sehwag was injured when India and Pakistan faced each other in the 2007 World T20 final. Debutant Yusuf Pathan took his place. After a rocky start, India’s leading scorer in the competition, Gautam Gambhir acted as a rock with a 54-ball 75, while debutant Rohit Sharma’s cameo of 30 off 16 helped the team achieve an impressive 157 in that India vs Pakistan final.
Misbah-ul-Haq spearheaded Pakistan’s comeback and brought the team a considerable distance after Shahid Afridi’s golden duck put the team in critical condition at 77/6. With the need for 6 runs in the final 4 balls, Misbah played a scoop straight to Sreesanth and India won by five runs and won the World Cup after 28 years.
T20 WC 2022 Telecasting Channels & OTT
|Country||Broadcasting Channels & OTT|
|India & Sub Continent||Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD, Hotstar Disney+|
|Pakistan||PTV Sports, Ten Sports|
|Australia||Fox Sports, Foxtel Sports|
|United States||Willow TV, Willow Xtra|
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports, Sky Go App|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports NZ|
|Singapore||Star Cricket, Star Hub, Singtel|
|Hong Kong||Star Cricket, Now TV|
|Bangladesh||Gazi TV, Maasranga, BTV|
|Sri Lanka||Channel Eye (SLRC)|
|The Middle East & North Africa||OSN Cricket HD|
|Malaysia||Astro Cricket HD|
|Mena Countries||OSN Play|
|Japan||ICC’s Facebook Page|
|China||Fox Network Group|
|Fiji||Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC TV)|
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