An India – Pakistan clash is the cream of any ICC event thus when the two teams were pitted together in the same group for the upcoming T20 World Cup, the excitement of the fans knew no bounds.
The highly-anticipated clash will take place on October 24th. Pakistan have never defeated India in the World Cups but Pakistan skipper Babar Azam feels the ‘Men in Green’ can end the streak this time around. Azam said that the Virat Kohli-led side will be under more pressure to win than Pakistan.
“I think India will be under more pressure as compared to Pakistan during the World Cup match. We would like to start our campaign by defeating India,” he was quoted by Hindustan Times.
India-Pakistan last crossed swords in the 2019 World Cup where India picked up a comprehensive win by 89 runs. Babar further pointed out that Pakistan have played a lot of cricket in the UAE and the players are well used to the conditions.
“It is like playing at our home ground when we play at UAE venues and we want to give our 100 percent on the field coupled with that,” he said
India does not have any T20I matches before the World Cup and IPL will be the only opportunity for the players to get themselves into the groove. Meanwhile, Pakistan will play series against New Zealand and England.
India last played a T2OI series against Sri Lanka which they lost 2-1. Notably, the team was missing their regular players who were in England for the Test series. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s last series was against West Indies, which ended in a 1-1 draw.