As the Super 12 stage begins in T20 World Cup 2021, the action shifts to Dubai for one of the most high-voltage matches of the tournament with India and Pakistan clashing with each other. The day-night contest is scheduled to take place on October 24, Sunday with the action kicking off at 7:30 PM IST. There is already so much buzz around the game and here is everything that you need to know ahead of the big game on Sunday.
Head-to-head in T20Is
India and Pakistan have clashed together 8 times in T20I cricket, with India winning on 7 occasions. Notably, the Men in Blue have a 100% record against their arch-rivals in T20 World Cups with a 5-0 head-to-head advantage.
Matches Played - 8
India Won - 7
Pakistan Won - 1
Here is a summary of all the results:
2016 T20 World Cup (Kolkata) - India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets
Asia Cup 2016 (Dhaka) - India beat Pakistan by 5 wickets
2014 T20 World Cup (Dhaka) - India beat Pakistan by 7 wickets
Pakistan in India T20I series (Ahmedabad) - India beat Pakistan by 11 runs
Pakistan in India T20I series (Bengaluru) - Pakistan beat India by 5 wickets
2012 T20 World Cup (Colombo) - India beat Pakistan by 8 wickets
2007 T20 World Cup (Johannesburg) - India beat Pakistan by 5 runs
2007 T20 World Cup (Durban) - India beat Pakistan by 3-0 in bowl-out
Probable Playing XIs for both sides
India - Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Pakistan - Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Details about the venue
The match will be played at Dubai International Stadium where the wicket has been decent for batting in recent times. The weather will be hot and humid and with dew expected to come into play in second innings, both the sides might prefer to field first after winning the toss.
Performance in warm-up matches
India defeated England in their first warm-up game by 7 wickets before registering a dominating 9-wicket win over Australia.
On the other hand, Pakistan defeated West Indies by 7 wickets but lost out to South Africa in their second warm-up game by 6 wickets.
How to follow India vs Pakistan match?
The match will be broadcast live on Star Sports Network with live streaming also available on Disney+ Hotstar. To check the live scores, the fans can download the SportsTiger application, which is available on Google Play Store and iOS App Store. There will be live ball-by-ball commentary available on the app while all the happenings around the match will also be available at www.sportstiger.com