India VS Pakistan T20 World Cup History: India Vs Pakistan Head to Head matches in the T20 International format

India Vs Pakistan is the most thrilling contest to watch in any event of the International Cricket Council. Whether it is Asia Cup, India VS Pakistan T20 World Cup History, the much-awaited and anticipated clash in these tournaments is the India Vs Pakistan match. This match between the arch-rivals also gets record views on the TV sets and Live Streaming services.

Now in the seventh edition of the India VS Pakistan T20 World Cup History, India will take on Pakistan in the group stage clash of the Super 12s. This match will be played at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The 16th match of the T20 World Cup 2021 between India Vs Pakistan will be played today, 24th October 2021 and it will be broadcast on Star Sports India Networks and Live Streaming channels like Disney Plus Hotstar, Fan code, Ten Sports Live App, Live Cricket TV, Vodafone TV, Airtel TV, JIO TV, Amazon Mini TV, etc.

India VS Pakistan T20 World Cup History
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India Vs Pakistan – India’s Preview

India stands favorites to win this clash against the arch-rivals Pakistan. India has a superior record in the World Cup matches and T20 International matches against Pakistan. But still, the men in Blue cannot take them lightly because Pakistan is an unpredictable side in all three formats. For India, their openers and Virat Kohli hold the key in this match.

The openers should look to play out the first six overs of the powerplay without losing any wickets. Pakistan has good swing bowlers who can use the conditions and pitch to great effect. KL Rahul showed some good form in the IPL 2021 season and the second leg was played in Dubai. KL Rahul is the highest run-scorer of this cash-rich league tournament for a second consecutive year for Punjab Kings. India will want KL to show his class yet again in this match against Pakistan.

Rohit Sharma has been the greatest opener of all time in International cricket. He played decently in the warm-up matches. But Hit Man will not want to repeat his poor form which he showed in the IPL 2021 season in India and UAE. Rohit failed to convert the starts which he got and that’s why MI also couldn’t qualify for the playoffs berth this season. Rohit played well against Pakistan and he would want that form to continue.

Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper will be captaining the side for the last time in this tournament. After the T20 World Cup 2021, Virat will captain the Test format and Rohit will take over the captaincy from Koli in the ODI and T20Is. In this last tournament as a captain, King Kohli will want his team to do well against Pakistan and all the teams which are there in this group. Kohli will also want to get runs against the arch-rivals to start the World T20 2021 campaign on a good note.

The top three of India hold the key to success because the middle order is not that experienced. But the young lads of Indian cricket are talented. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav peaked at the right time in the IPL 2021 season while Rishabh Pant has had a good 2021 year and he should aim to finish this year by winning the T20 World Cup 2021.

Shardul Thakur would be a good pick in the playing XI instead of Hardik Pandya. Lord Thakur is in good bowling form and he can take early wickets along with Shami and Bumrah. Shardul can also add depth to the batting and his aggression on the field will also be handy for the Indian team. Ashwin is another player to watch out for in this clash. He should also make it to the eleven. Ash will play a limited-overs game after the 2017 loss in the ICC Champions Trophy against the same old rivals Pakistan.

India Vs Pakistan – Pakistan’s Preview

Pakistan is unpredictable and they can surprise any opposition on their given day. They have some quality and experienced batters in the T20I format. Babar Azam will hold the key at the top order along with Fakhar Zaman. The Pakistani openers need to get a solid start against Bumrah and Shami, who are the experts of the new swinging ball. Pakistan will want one of their openers to bat through the 20 overs.

Despite the experience of Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez in the middle order, Pakistan will need Azam or Zaman to hold the innings and the others to bat around them, if Azam or Zaman are dismissed early within the powerplay overs, then Malik and Hafeez should be able to hold the innings as the experienced batters. These two former captains of the teams can also be an extra bowling option for their team.

Pakistan has a good set of all-rounders who will take care of finishing the innings. Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, and Mohammad Wassim are capable of doing that job. Pakistan also has a good pace bowling attack with Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi will have t be good with the new ball and depth overs.

The spin department of the Pakistani team will be taken care of by Shadab Khan, Shoiab Malik, and Hafeez. These three bowlers can deliver their best in the middle overs and look to choke runs and pick up vital wickets of the Indian batsmen in this match.

Playing XI of Pakistan –

Fakhar Zaman (VC), Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoiab Malik, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, and Shaheen Shah Afridi

Playing XI of India

Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah.

Head to Head Clashes between India Vs Pakistan in T2O World Cup

Pakistan has had an upper hand against India in the Test matches and ODI matches. But when it comes to playing the shortest format, India is a better team against Pakistan in the T20 International format. India has also fared better than Pakistan in the ODI and T20 International world cup tournaments. India has won all clashes in the ICC World Cup events played so far. Pakistan will have to stop this regiment from India in the ICC WC events.

India Vs Pakistan T20 International matches have been played since 2007 and till now, Pakistan has won just one match against India in the shortest format and one match was tied. But India eventually won that contest through the bowl out in the 2007 World T20. India and Pakistan haven’t played a T20I encounter since 2016 and in eight matches played so far, India has won six of them.

List of India Vs Pakistan’s Overall Matches in T20 Internationals

19th March 2016India won by six wicketsKolkata
27th February 2016India won by five wicketsDhaka
21st Mach 2014India won by seven wicketsDhaka
28th December 2012India won by eleven runsAhmedabad
25th December 2012India won by five wicketsBangalore
30th September 2012India won by eight wicketsColombo
24th September 2007India won by five runsJohannesburg
14th September 2007Match Tied – India won the Bowl OutDurban

Today’s encounter at the T20 World Cup 2021 will start at 7.30 PM according to the Indian Standard Time, 2 PM GMT and 6 PM Local.