T20 World Cup 2021, India vs Pakistan: Head-to-head T20I record, stats, match preview

T20 World Cup 2021, India vs Pakistan: Head-to-head T20I record, stats, match preview

T20 World Cup 2021, India vs Pakistan: Indian cricket team led by Virat Kohli is set to open its T20 World Cup campaign against arch-rival Pakistan at Dubai on Sunday. Pakistan doesn’t have many records against India in T20Is but the most anticipated match is expected to be a blockbuster.

India’s current streak of 5 successive T20 World Cup victories over Pakistan is the joint longest in the competition, along with West Indies over England and Pakistan over Bangladesh.

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In the last 3 years, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has scored more T20I runs i.e. 1173 while Kohli is second on the list, with 993.

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Since 2018, Indians have lost all eight T20Is while batting first and posted a total of less than 160 but lost only 2 of 11 when they set a target between 161 and 180.

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India vs Pakistan in T20Is: Here’s the overall head-to-head record

Matches Played: 8

India: 7 wins

Pakistan: 1 win

All eyes will be on Virat Kohli, who will lead Team India for the first and last time at a T20 World Cup. He has an excellent record against Pakistan in T20 World Cups, scoring 169 runs at an average of 56.33.

Virat Kohli hasn’t been dismissed in a T20 World Cup while playing against Pakistan. His scores are 78*, 36* & 55*.

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The major threat for Team India is Mohammad Rizwan (Strike Rate 133.4) and Babar Azam (Strike Rate 134.7) who are the two highest run-getters in T20s in 2021.

T20 World Cup 2021, India vs Pakistan: Probable XI

India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin/Rahul Chahar, 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

T20 World Cup 2021, India vs Pakistan: Squads

India Squad: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan, Varun Chakaravarthy

Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Haider Ali

-PTC News