The home team Pakistan team have lost all their five t20i matches in the Icc cricket world cup matches against India. Even though many times they were so close to the victory. Head to head, from 2007 to 2016 a total of eight t20i matches had been played between Pakistan and India, Pakistan got just one victory and India won seven of them. Instead of both team’s previous records against each other, right now both teams are equal because of their current form.
From the Indian team, Virat Kohli is not in good form, according to his IPL performance. Pakistan, also one short of a good seamer, one short of the quality spinner. But the Pakistan team has played a lot of matches in UAE for many years, that’s why we call UAE their home ground. So both team’s looking equal in terms of favorites.
Pak vs Ind Highlights Today, Sunday 24-10-2021. 16th Match (N), Group 2, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Pakistan vs India, from Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Babar Azam Azam won the toss and will bowl first.
Pakistan team: 1 Babar Azam (capt) 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk) 3 Fakhar Zaman 4 Mohammad Hafeez 5 Shoaib Malik 6 Asif Ali 7 Shadab Khan 8 Imad Wasim 9 Hasan Ali 10 Haris Rauf 11 Shaheen Shah Afridi.
India team: 1 KL Rahul 2 Rohit Sharma 3 Virat Kohli (capt) 4 Suryakumar Yadav 5 Rishabh Pant (wk) 6 Hardik Pandya 7 Ravindra Jadeja 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 9 Varun Chakravarthy 10 Mohammed Shami 11 Jasprit Bumrah.
(completed matches, most recent first)
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 18:00 Local
Umpires – Chris Gaffaney, Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire – Richard Illingworth
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Paul Reiffel
Match number – T20I no. 1361 – ICC T20 World Cup 2021 16th Match
Shaheen Shah Afridi: “It was good that I could execute my plans. I worked in the nets yesterday on my swing because it becomes difficult for me if it doesn’t swing. Early on, I just wanted to get wickets so it’ll be advantageous for my team. The ball is coming onto the bat, so hopefully, we’ll chase this down comfortably.”
Post Match Presentation
Shaheen Afridi: This is the first time we’ve beaten India and I feel proud. I knew it would be good for us if I got early wickets and that worked out. My idea was to get as much swing as possible. You don’t get a lot here, but I wanted to get those breakthroughs and give it 100%. In my opinion, the new ball was difficult to play, so credit goes to Babar and Rizwan. All the teams are difficult at the World Cup, we’ll try to take this momentum forward and make the final.
Virat Kohli: We did not execute the things that we wanted to but credit is certainly due – they outplayed us today. When you lose three early it’s very difficult to come back, especially when you know the dew is coming. They were very professional with the bat as well. Hitting through the line was not as easy in the first half as it seemed in the Pakistan innings, so when you know the conditions can change, you need 10-20 extra runs. But some quality bowling from Pakistan didn’t let us get off the blocks. [Team] we’re certainly not a team that presses the panic button, it’s the start of the tournament, not the end.
Babar Azam: We executed our plans well and the early wickets were very helpful. Shaheen’s wickets gave us a lot of confidence and the spinners dominated as well. The plan with Rizwan is always to keep it simple. We tried to get deep in the crease and from about the 8th over the dew came in and the ball came on nicely. This is just the start, we have the confidence to build on now. It will remain match by match for us. The pressure on us wasn’t that much – we weren’t thinking of the record against India at all. I only wanted to back all our players who’ve been preparing well. When you play tournaments before a big World Cup, it helps and our players came in with a lot of confidence because of that.