The Greatest Rivals in cricket will meet again after 2 years in Match 16 of the T20 WC 2021, which will be played on 24 October 2021 between India and Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai at 7:30 PM(IST).
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IND vs PAK Teams and Match Preview:
India: The team led by Virat Kohli is the hot favourite to win this T20 WC 2021.
All players from the Indian team know these pitches very well as they are coming from IPL 2021 which happened at the same pitches.
Also, the Indian top-order holds the key for this match as Surya, Hardik and Pant are not coming with great form.
Indian Captain wants to start their first-ever T20 WC campaign with a win against their top rivals.
Pakistan: The team led by Babar Azam is also coming into this tournament as an underdog.
UAE was also their home ground till 2019 and they hold good records as they were the no.1 t20i ranked team in ICC rankings.
Their openers (Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan) along with their fast bowlers (Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi) hold the key for this match.
However, Their experienced players like Hafeez and Malik are not coming through great form with the bat same goes for their main spinner Shadab Khan.
Winning this match will give them a huge boost to their T20 WC campaign.
India is yet to lose a match against Pakistan in T20 WC (5-0)
Pak is yet to dismiss Virat Kohli in T20 WC (55*,36*,78*)
This match will be the 200th international match between both sides
Babar Azam is also undefeated as PAK captain in UAE in T20 Format (11-0)
IND vs PAK Pitch Report:
In 62 t20i matches played on this venue, the average 1st innings score is just 145.
Out of that 62 t20i matches, 34 matches were won by the team batting first (27 matches were won by the team batting second).
In the 19 t20i matches played on this venue in the last 3 years, 15 were won by the team batting first and the average first innings score in these 19 matches is 155.
In the last 3 years, 63% of wickets on this venue were taken by fast bowlers and the rest 37% by spinners.
However in the 13 matches played on this venue in IPL 2021, we witnessed an average score of 15 and also 9 matches are won by the team chasing on this venue.
IND vs PAK Weather Forecast:
The weather is expected to be sunny as usual. The average temperature at match time is expected to be around 31 degrees celsius with 58% humidity. Dew will be an important factor too in the second innings.
IND vs PAK Probable Playing 11:
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin/Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Death Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Death Bowlers: Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi
IND vs PAK Important Players:
Virat Kohli: The Indian captain is arguably the greatest batsman of this format.
He is also the greatest batsman in the history of T20 Wc as He managed to score 777 runs in just 16 innings with an avg of 86.33 and a strike rate of 133.
Kohli also holds great records against Pakistan in this format (Mentioned in the Interesting Stats section under Match Preview)
Fact: Kohli was also the highest scorer from India in the last three T20 WC.
Babar Azam: He is easily the most trustable batsman in your dream11 teams for this match.
Babar has scored 799 runs in 20 innings with an average of 42 and a strike rate of 136 (Since 01 Jan 2020)
His stats at this venue is also great (Mentioned below in the stats at this venue section).
Babar is simply the backbone of Pak’s batting lineup dropping a player like him from your fantasy teams will be too risky (Especially in small leagues)
Ravindra Jadeja: A player like him should be the ideal choice for your small leagues as he is capable of giving you fantasy points in all three departments.
He can give you some crucial runs with his hitting ability, wickets in middle overs and also some points of catches and run-outs by his unbelievable fielding.
He is coming with great form from IPL 2021 where he managed to score 227 runs in 9 innings (Avg=75 and SR=145) and also took 13 wickets and 10 catches in 16 matches for his team.
Mohammad Rizwan: The man in the golden form is easily the best pick in wicket keeping section for this match.
He has scored 752 runs in just 14 innings with an average of 94 and a strike rate of 140 in t20i (In 2021)
Rizwan will play a crucial role in the PAK batting lineup as they are hugely dependent on their opening duo to perform in this match.
Note: He can also give you some additional wicket-keeping points.
PAK Players Stats At This Venue(In T20i Cricket):
Mohammad Hafeez: 335 runs + 9 wickets in 17 matches
Babar Azam: 288 runs in 6 matches
Asif Ali: 53 runs in 4 matches
Fakhar Zaman: 46 runs in 3 matches
Mohammad Rizwan: 6 runs in 1 match
Shoiab Malik: 270 runs + 3 wickets in 19 matches
Imad Wasim: 10 wickets in 6 matches
Shadab Khan: 8 wickets in 4 matches
Shaheen Shah Afridi: 5 wickets in 2 matches
Hasan Ali: 6 wickets in 5 matches
Note: No Indian player (from this squad) has played a single t20i match at this venue
IND vs PAK Players H2H Stats In T20i:
Virat Kohli: 254 runs + 1 wicket in 6 matches
Shoiab Malik: 164 in 8 matches
Mohammad Hafeez: 156 runs in 7 matches
Rohit Sharma: 70 runs in 6 matches
Hardik Pandya: 0 runs + 4 wickets in 2 matches
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: 5 wickets in 3 matches
Ravindra Jadeja: 4 wickets in 4 matches
Ravichandran Ashwin: 3 wickets in 5 matches
Jasprit Bumrah: 2 wickets in 2 matches
Mohammed Shami: 1 wicket in 1 match
Safe Players For CAP/VC In Your Dream11 Teams (In Small Leagues):
Risky Players For CAP/VC In Your Dream11 Teams (In Grand Leagues):
IND vs PAK Dream 11 Teams:
Safe Team (For small leagues of up to 4 members)
Risky Team (From 7 members leagues to Grand leagues)
Note: This is not our final team. Our final team will be given on your telegram channel “Clan For Gamers“. If the link is not working in your case, You can simply copy the link and paste it into your telegram search bar
IND vs PAK Match Prediction:
India is expected to win this match.
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