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.
According to The Jang, Pakistan Cricket Board told to be prepared for a India Vs Pakistan bilateral series.
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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.
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.