India vs Pakistan at ICC T20 World Cup: The ‘Men in Blue’ have a definite advantage in this one

Oct 24, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

India’s much-anticipated clash with arch-rival Pakistan will be held at 7.30 p.m., India time,...

...on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium in UAE.

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Both the teams have locked their horns five times before in T20 World Cups and India has won all the matches.

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In this year’s edition, India has already beaten England and Australia in warm-up matches,...

...while Pakistan convincingly won their first practice match against West Indies but lost to South Africa in their second clash.

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If Pakistan manages to defeat Virat Kohli’s army, it might be a big relief for Babar Azam’s team.

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These are the key players to watch out for —

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Virat Kohli

‘King Kohli’ has played 319 T20 matches so far and has amassed 10,136 runs with a strike rate of 133.57.

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Shaheen Afridi

Left arm fast-medium bowler, Afridi has played 96 matches so far and has a tally of 130 wickets from 96 matches with an average of 21.53.

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KL Rahul

An innovative player with a unique combination of wicket-keeping and batting skills, Rahul has a record tally of 5,468 runs in 165 matches with a strike rate of 137.66.

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Shadab Khan

A prodigious turner of the ball, Khan is an incredibly talented all-rounder. He has whipped 1,358 runs and has taken 182 wickets in 164 matches.

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Jasprit Bumrah

One of the best Indian bowlers at present, Bumrah has picked up 230 wickets in 186 matches with a strike rate of 18.10.

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Babar Azam

The right-handed top order batsman, who leads the Pakistani team, is known for his discipline and level-headed attitude. He has a career tally of 7,055 runs from 196 matches.

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Mohammed Shami

India’s leading fast bowler, Shami has taken 130 wickets from 112 matches with an average of 25.46.

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Mohammad Rizwan

The wicket-keeper batsman of Pakistan, Rizwan has scored 3,491 runs in 155 matches with a strike rate of 124.27.

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