Pakistan will kick off their T20 World Cup marketing campaign as we speak with a match towards arch-rivals India on the Dubai International Stadium.
Billions of cricket followers throughout the globe might be glued to their tv screens, and nearly 30,000 spectators might be contained in the stadium to witness the match between the 2 former champions that may start at 7:00pm Pakistan Standard Time.
The match might be lined dwell right here.
India gained the inaugural event in 2007 at The Wanderers in Johannesburg, beating Pakistan by 5 runs, earlier than Pakistan lifted the trophy in 2009 at Lord’s, defeating Sri Lanka by eight wickets.
Pakistan and India first met within the T20 format within the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 in Durban, which India gained in Bowl-Out after each the perimeters ended up on 141 runs every. Since, the 2 sides have performed one another 4 extra occasions – together with the 2007 version’s closing – within the T20 World Cup.
On the ICC T20I Rankings, India is ranked second and Pakistan third, simply 5 factors behind. New Zealand, Pakistan’s opponent on Tuesday, is fourth with 257 factors.
The Green Shirt’s victory in as we speak’s encounter will slender the hole between the 2 sides to at least one level with India dropping to 264 factors and Pakistan rising to 263 factors, whereas a win on Tuesday over New Zealand will doubtlessly put Pakistan in second place on the ICC rankings.
From 2009 until 2019, when Test cricket returned to Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates was Pakistan’s home floor.
In this era, Pakistan peaked to No.1 within the T20I Team Rankings after successful 21 out of 36 T20Is with 13 losses and two tied matches.
What did Pakistan and India say?
In a digital press convention forward of the essential match, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam had performed down his staff’s poor report towards India, which sees no win to this point in T20 World Cup.
“Records are there to be broken. What has happened in the past is history. We are looking to the future without paying any heed to records. Players are in a good rhythm and hopeful they carry that going into the opening match against India. We have got all the required potential to beat them,” the skipper had stated, dispelling an impression of dealing with any undue stress for the match.
Indian captain Virat Kohli, in the meantime, praised Pakistan’s gamers and stated that there are quite a lot of succesful gamers who can win matches towards any aspect.
“[The] Pakistan team has some of the most talented and capable players having all the potential to win matches on the given day. So there is no wisdom to take them lightly. They are fierce competitors. We have to play our best cricket to beat them,” Kohli had stated.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shahdab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf and Haider Ali.
India (from): Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Shardul Thakur.