The much-expected India-Pakistan clash will be played today at Dubai International Cricket Stadium at 7:30 PM IST. India have been going through a dream run in T20Is in 2022 and their new approach after group stage exit in T20 WC 2021 has done wonders for them in this format. Virat Kohli will be back in action for Indian cricket team after a long time, meanwhile Pakistan has played just one T20I match in 2022 so far.
Last time when these two sides faced each other in Dubai was during T20 WC 2021, Pakistan had totally outplayed India out of contest by defeating them by a big margin of 10 wickets. Expectations are high from both sides to perform well in the high-pressure match, but this time India is likely to have an upper hand over Pakistan but still a thorough entertainer is expected on cards.
Numbers and stats before start of IND vs PAK game:
0 - Rohit Sharma as captain hasn’t lost a match in Asia Cup so far. In 2018, he won all five out of five games as captain.
1 - KL Rahul will be playing his first T20I match of 2022.
2 - Virat Kohli will become second player after Ross Taylor to play 100 matches in all 3 international formats of the game. Virat Kohli also will become the second player after Rohit Sharma to play 100 matches in men’s T20I.
3 - Yuzvendra Chahal needs 3 more wickets to complete the milestone of taking 200 wickets in international cricket.
4 - Hardik Pandya needs 4 more sixes to complete 50 sixes in T20Is.
7 - India have won 7 out of 9 T20I matches against Pakistan, overall.
7 - Rohit Sharma will become first Indian to play 7 editions of Asia Cup.
13 - Since T20 WC 2021, 13 out of 14 T20I matches have been won by the side bowling first.
41 - Mohammad Rizwan needs 41 more runs to complete 4000 runs in international cricket.
77.75 - Virat Kohli has a batting average of 77.75 vs Pakistan in T20Is.
Kohli scores vs Pakistan in T20Is:
78*(61) in Colombo-RPS, 2012 T20 WC
9(11) in Bengaluru, 2012
27(22) in Ahmedabad, 2012
36*(32) in Mirpur, 2014 T20 WC
49(51) in Mirpur, 2016 Asia Cup
55*(37) in Kolkata, 2016 T20 WC
57(49) in Dubai, 2021 T20 WC
Note:- Kohli recorded his highest ODI score (183) against Pakistan in Asia Cup 2012.
367 - Rohit Sharma holds the record for smashing most runs (367) against Pakistan in Asia Cup history.
Most runs vs Pakistan in Asia Cup:
Rohit Sharma - 367
Kumar Sangakkara - 306
Marvan Atapattu – 261
Virat Kohli – 255
Lahiru Thirimanne – 201
Note:- Rohit smashed all 367 runs in ODI format of Asia Cup against Pakistan.