T20 World Cup 2021: India vs Pakistan – Pitch Report, Probable XI and Match Prediction

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  • India and Pakistan will face each other in Match 16 of T20 World Cup 2021 on Sunday.

  • Pakistan have never beaten India in the T20 World Cup history.

T20 World Cup 2021: India vs Pakistan – Pitch Report, Probable XI and Match Prediction
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India will take on Pakistan in the much-awaited clash of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday, October 24.

This will be the first match of the arch-rivals in their respective campaign at the multi-team tournament.

Notably, Pakistan have never managed to defeat Team India in World Cups, be it ODIs or T20Is. The ‘Men in Blue’ hold a dominating 12-0 record against their neighbours, with seven win in the 50-overs World Cup and five victories at the T20 World Cup.

Head-to-Head record:

Played: 08 | IND won: 07 | PAK won: 01 | No result: 0

Pitch report:

Dew is likely to impact the game, so team winning the toss will look to field first. Spinners are likely to dominate the proceedings after powerplay overs.

Probable XIs:

India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin/Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

Pakistan: 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.

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

  • IND wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 40-45
  • PAK total: 140-155

Case 2:

  • PAK win the toss and bowl first
  • Powerplay score: 45-50
  • IND total: 145-160

Team batting second to win the contest.

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CATEGORY: India, T20, World Cup

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