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India vs Pakistan World Cup: Are You Ready For The Big Day?

Whenever India faces Pakistan, it’s like a historic match for every Indian out there. In fact, India vs Pakistan World Cup match is one of the biggest sporting rivalries in cricket history. The T20 World Cup 2021, which is all set to begin today, is already a remarkable one as in the opening match, India and Pakistan will lock horns with each other; it’s time to buy a Pepsi and a popcorn tub and cheer for India! 

The arch-rivals India and Pakistan will meet at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium today at the opening match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, coming head to head after more than a 2 year-long break. Since both teams are gearing up to give their best, you can expect a high-pressure clash. 

Match Preview

India

The men in blue team is already getting a lot of applauds across the country for their back to back wins in practice matches. In the first warmup match, India thrashed England by 7 wickets with impressive performances from KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, and M Shami. India again secured a winning at their second practice match against Australia with stunning performances displayed by Rohit Sharma, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and R Ashwin.

Pakistan

While India managed to win both the practice matches, Pakistan could only register a single win. However, in their first warmup match, Pakistan players showed great performances against the Windies by registering a 7-wicket win. However, in the second match, the men in green team could not seal a deal and went down by 6 wickets against South Africa. 

IND vs PAK

At this point, every Indian must be searching about T20 World Cup predictions, especially because the opening match is set to begin with India and Pakistan facing each other in the field. According to the Dream11 prediction, there will be a close clash between India and Pakistan. However, if we look at the ODI total, India’s highest ODI total against Pakistan is 356/9, and in the case of Pakistan’s highest ODI total against India, it’s 338/4. India will be facing Pakistan at the ICC T20 World Cup for the 6th time. It is expected that India will have the strongest squad this season, with Virat Kohli as skipper and MS Dhoni as the mentor. Winning the IND vs PAK match is extremely crucial for India and will give them a major boost, as India hasn’t won a T20 World Cup since 2007. When it comes to Pakistan, they will be looking to make history by winning against India and starting their T20 World Cup 2021 journey. Meanwhile, Pakistan has also roped in Matthew Hayden as their batting consultant for T20 World Cup 2021, which can prove to be a great step for Pakistan. 

When and where will the IND vs PAK match happen?

The opening match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 between India and Pakistan will begin at 7:30 PM (IST) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. 

Where to watch the IND vs PAK game?

You can stream India vs Pakistan World Cup match on Star Sports Network, the official broadcaster for T20 World Cup 2021. 

Where to live stream the IND vs PAK match?

Catch all the LIVE action from the IND vs PAK match only on the Disney+ Hotstar app. 

Squad (likely)

India

Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakravarthy, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami

Pakistan

Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Haider Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr

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