India vs Pakistan in T20 WC 2021- A look at Team India’s domination against Pakistan in T20 World Cups and much more

The upcoming match between India and Pakistan in T20 WC 2021 would be the 200th instance of both teams facing each other in international cricket.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 15 October 2021 12:04 pm

India will face Pakistan on 24th October in the highly anticipated clash at the Dubai International Cricket stadium. Pakistan have never defeated India in the 5 meetings at T20 World Cup, while overall in T20Is also, India have dominated Pakistan with a head-to-head record of 7-1 but the last and only time India played a T20I bilateral series against Pakistan was way back in December 2012.

India will start as clear favourites going into the game considering the squad strength and versatility while Pakistan might surprise Indians with their game on that day as they have been known for playing unpredictable cricket. Pakistan has plenty of quality players like Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Hafeez who have played consistent cricket while Shaheen Afridi has been their team's best bowler in recent years.

Pakistan vs India in T20 World Cup:

WT20 2007 - India defeated Pakistan by bowl-out, Durban
WT20 2007 - India defeated Pakistan by 5 runs, Johannesburg (Finals)
WT20 2012 - India defeated Pakistan by 8 wickets, Colombo
WT20 2014 - India defeated Pakistan by 7 wickets, Dhaka
WT20 2016 - India defeated Pakistan by 6 wickets, Kolkata

Interesting Numbers and Stats before start of Ind vs Pak WT20 2021 game: 

Most runs for India vs Pakistan in T20 WC: Virat Kohli (169 runs)

Most runs for Pakistan vs India in T20 WC: Shoaib Malik (164 runs)

Most wickets for India vs Pakistan in T20 WC: Irfan Pathan (6 wickets)

Most wickets for Pakistan vs India in T20 WC: Umar Gul (11 wickets)

0 - Pakistan has never dismissed Virat Kohli in T20 WC even once. His scores against Pakistan in WT20 were 78*(61) in Colombo, 36*(32) in Dhaka & 55*(37) in Kolkata respectively during 2012, 2014 & 2016 WT20.

6 - If India defeats Pakistan in WT20 2021 at Dubai International Stadium then India will become the first team to win six games against a single opponent in T20 WC.

200 - The upcoming match between India and Pakistan in T20 WC 2021 would be 200th instance of both teams facing each other in international cricket.

India vs Pakistan in international cricket:

Matches : 199
India : 71
Pakistan : 86
Draw : 38
NR : 4

14 - India have won 14 matches against Pakistan in all ICC events.

Most wins against an opposition team in ICC events (excluding Test format):

14 - India against Pakistan (17 matches)
12 - Pakistan against Sri Lanka (15 matches)
12 - West Indies against Pakistan (16 matches)
12 - Australia against New Zealand (18 matches)
12 - Sri Lanka against New Zealand (20 matches)

15 - Pakistan have won 15 out of the 25 T20I matches that they have played in Dubai International Cricket stadium with a success rate of 60 %. Moreover, Pakistan have played most T20I matches at this ground. Thus, their familiarity of playing most matches at Dubai ground could help them.

50 - Notably, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul will be playing their 50th T20I match for India.

30 -  If India wins the T20I against Pakistan, then Virat Kohli will have 30 wins as captain and surpass Sarfaraz Ahmed in the tally of most wins as T20I captain.

Most wins as captain in T20I Cricket:

MS Dhoni / Asghar Afghan - 42
Eoin Morgan - 39
Sarfaraz Ahmed / Virat Kohli - 29
Daren Sammy - 28
William Porterfield - 26