Cricket Festival Like No Other, India-Pak On Sunday

Story Highlights
  • India will take on Pakistan in match 16 of the ICC T20 World Cup.
  • The team will look to maintain their unbeaten World Cup record against Pak.
  • Earlier, India has won both their warm-up games.

On Sunday, India will face Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 match 16 at the Dubai International Stadium. India will try to keep their World Cup unblemished record against their arch-rivals. The Virat Kohli-led team has been in excellent form, defeating England and Australia in warm-up games. Pakistan, on the other hand, won their first warm-up game handily against the West Indies before losing their second warm-up game to South Africa.

KL Rahul is arguably at the peak of his career, having scored runs across the globe over the past 2 years or so. However, he faces a stiff challenge batting against pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, who is a tough nut to crack, especially during the powerplays. Another intriguing battle which could go a long way in deciding the outcome of the game will be between Virat Kohli and Pakistan leggie Shadab Khan. Babar Azam will look to anchor Pakistan’s innings at the top of the order. He, however, faces a daunting prospect in the form of Jasprit Bumrah, who could target him during the powerplay overs with his toe-crushing yorkers.

India will heavily rely on Mohammed Shami to deliver the goods with the ball against Pakistan. The right-arm pacer has been in fine form and took 3 wickets against England in the first warm-up game.Meanwhile, Mohammad Rizwan has been a breath of fresh air for Pakistan at the top of the order. Ravindra Jadeja will be a man on a mission when India kicks off their T20 World Cup 2021 campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan.

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