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Pakistan vs India Live
The highest voltage match of the year and of the tournament will be the match of Pakistan vs India. Cricket lovers from both countries are eagerly waiting to see the biggest contest of the T20 World Cup 2021. Now, we will talk about the strength of both the teams and we will see make a prediction as well about who is going to win India vs Pakistan T20 WC match.
Match Date and Time
Pakistan vs India T20 World Cup 2021 match will be played on 24th October and time will be:
7:00 PM PST (Pakistan’s Standard Time)
7:30 PM IST (Indian’s Standard Time)
2:00 PM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
Toss at 6:30 PM (PST) and 7:00 PM (IST).
Indian Playing XI (Expected)
Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami.
Pakistan’s Playing XI (Expected)
Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Sohaib Maqsood, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan (VC), Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain.
Key Players of Both Teams
If we talk about the Indian team, then without any doubt Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are the key batsmen for team India. With that, KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav are two great supporting batsmen.
If Suryakumar Yadav could take the pressure of the match then he can play an important and match-winning innings for India against Pakistan. He has good skills and technique and he will be a new batsman for Pakistani bowlers. They don’t have any idea about him and they don’t know what strategy they should make against Yadav.
If we talk about bowling, then the two best death bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the key bowlers. They have the ability to destroy Pakistan’s batting line. With that, Ravichandran Ashwin can also play an important role in restricting Pakistan’s batsmen though they are good at playing spinners.
From the Pakistan side, Babar Azam is one of the best T20 batsmen and Mohammad Rizwan is also there to support him. Rizwan has an amazing performance this year, so he can be a big surprise for team India.
Mohammad Hafeez is the most senior batsman on the team who has a good record against India. He can support Pakistan’s batting line in the middle order. It is expected that there might be some changes in the Pakistan squad and Shoaib Malik might be selected for the world cup. If it happens, that would be a big advantage for Pakistan’s batting line.
Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hasan Ali are to main bowlers who can play the key role for Pakistan. Hasan Ali is not in good form for the last few months. In spin bowling, Shadab Khan can also play important role in restricting the Indian batting line to a low score. But don’t forget Indians are also good against spinners.
On paper, there is no doubt that India is a much better team than Pakistan. India has the best experienced batsmen who have a lot of experience playing in any condition. Not only senior players, but India also has young talent as well. Their young batters have the ability to hit hard to make quick runs when needed.
Then from the bowling side, India has the two best death bowlers in the world. In spin bowling, Ashwin is also a world-class bowler. If we talk about the fielding, again India has an edge.
They also have a history that India never lost a match in World Cup against Pakistan. This would be a big psychological advantage that the Indian team has over Pakistan. Check results of India vs Pakistan head to head in T20 World Cup matches.
Whereas on the other hand, Pakistan will depend on Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Mohammad Hafeez in batting. They are good batsmen, but they can’t take the pressure. They can’t make quick runs when needed under pressure situations.
The performance of Babar Azam is not good in the local event of the National cup that will create more pressure on the team. There is a huge criticism as well on the team selection in Pakistan, so players who are selected will take extra pressure. They have to prove that their selection was right.
The Fielding of the team is very poor and bowling is also average. Moreover, Pakistan has never won a single match against India in the world cup. So, all these things will create extra pressure on the Pakistani team.
So, according to my analysis, the win percentage chances are as follows:
But remember, India vs Pakistan matches are very high voltage and high-pressure matches for both the teams. They don’t take it just like another cricket match, in fact, it is a battle for them. We have seen some unexpected performances in the past when a weak team has performed well against the strong team and changed the whole game.
India’s Team Squad
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the 15 players squad of team India for the T20 World Cup 2021. There are 3 standby players after which there are 18 players that BCCI has announced for the T20 WC.
Virat Kohli will be the captain of the Indian team as expected while Rohit Sharma will be the vice-captain. Check full squad of the Indian team below:
India’s 15 Man Team Squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Rishabh Pant (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Chahar, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammad Shami, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Standby Players: Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur
Pakistan’s Team Squad
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the 18-man squad of the Pakistan team for the T20 world cup 2021. 3 players will be on standby while 15 players will be available for the T20 world cup matches.
Babar Azam will be the captain of Men in Green, while Shadab Khan will be the vice-captain. Check full squad of Team Pakistan that will travel to UAE for the T20I WC 2021.
Pakistan’s 15 Man Team Squad: Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan (VC), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Azam Khan (WK), Asif Ali, Haris Rauf, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Waseem Jr, Sohaib Maqsood.
Standby Players: Fakhar Zaman, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir
After completing my Engineering from Bahauddin Zakriya University Multan, I started my freelancing career. Then I started writing News and blogs for different News agencies like Mobile Fun and Urdu Geo News.