India to play bilateral series against Pakistan after 9 years: Reports

The last bilateral series between India and Pakistan was held in 2012-13.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 25 March 2021 5:22 pm

A shocking news is doing rounds around the world of cricket as India could possibly play a bilateral series against Pakistan in 2021. As per the Pakistan newspaper 'The Jang', there is a six-day window available for a three-match T20I series later in the year. While a PCB official denied the speculations, he hinted about a possibility of the series. The reports also said that Pakistan wants Virat Kohli's side to come to their country as they had toured India the last time.

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Notably, the last bilateral series between India and Pakistan was held in 2012-13. There has not been any series between the two sides because the political relations between the two countries deteriorated.

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What happened when two teams clashed 9 years ago?

It was an extremely grueling bilateral series when India and Pakistan last clashed in 2012-13. While MS Dhoni was the captain of Men in Blue, Mohammad Hafeez and Misbah-ul-Haq were the captains of Pakistan’s T20I and ODI teams, respectively. The 2-match T20I series ended 1-1 while Pakistan clinched the 3-match ODI series 2-1.

It was skipper MS Dhoni who emerged as the leading run-scorer for his side in ODIs, while Yuvraj Singh topped the run-scoring charts in T20Is for India. Notably, Bhuvneshwar Kumar made his debut for Men in Blue in that series.

Match 38

Chennai vs Kolkata

Chennai 172/8 (20)

Chennai Super Kings won by 2 wickets

Match 39

Bangalore vs Mumbai

Bangalore 126/3 (15.5)

Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bowl

Match 38

Chennai vs Kolkata

Chennai 172/8 (20)

Chennai Super Kings won by 2 wickets

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