T20 World Cup: India Gears Up For Pakistan Challenge in New York

In this article, we will look at all the aspects of the mouth-watering contest between the arch-rivals in the T20 World Cup which promises to be a close one.

The Indian cricket team is all set to take on Pakistan in their second match of the T20 World Cup 2024. Although the two have had contrasting starts to the tournament with India registering a comprehensive victory against Ireland and Pakistan facing a shocking defeat at the hands of the United States of America the match promises to be a keenly contested one with both the teams expected to not give an inch to the other.

In this article, we will look at all the aspects of the mouth-watering contest between the arch-rivals.

T20 World Cup: India vs Pakistan

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India

The Rohit Sharma-led side had a positive start to their campaign in the T20 World Cup when they beat Ireland without breaking a sweat in New York on a wicket that had something in it for the fast bowlers and the quartet of Bumrah, Siraj, Arshdeep, and Hardik made full use of the conditions that were on offer. Among many positives for the Men in Blue one of the biggest was Hardik Pandya’s bowling. The fast-bowling all-rounder was instrumental with the ball and played a crucial role in India’s win by picking up wickets in the middle order.

Another thing that the captain and team management would be happy about is the form of Rishabh Pant as the left-hander has been given the new role of batting at number three with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma opening the innings. Pant has emerged as a potent left-handed attacking option in the top order which gives India flexibility in the batting department.

Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Siraj.

Pakistan

The Babar Azam-led side has been going through a rough pack in the last month or so with a series loss to England before the start of the T20 World Cup followed by an embarrassing loss against the USA in the opening match of the tournament. The Men in Green have a lot to ponder upon before the match against India. It is sort of a do-or-die match for Pakistan as a loss against India would make things very tough for them going ahead in the tournament.

One of the biggest concerns for Pakistan is the form of their batters that hasn’t been as per expectation which is one of the reasons why the team struggled against the American bowlers. Apart from a sorry batting show Pakistan’s bowling wasn’t great either with Shaheen Afridi failing to swing the ball and leg spinner Shadab Khgan not being able to bowl on good lengths the Pakistani bowling looked flat.

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Probable XI: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Usman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Azam Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Amir, Haris Rauf.

India Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal.

Pakistan Squad: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Usman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Azam Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Amir, Imad Wasim, Abrar Ahmed, Saim Ayub, Abbas Afridi.

Dream 11 Prediction for India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024 Match

Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed

Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah (c), Arshdeep Singh, Naseem Shah (vc)

Wicketkeepers, Rishabh Pant, Mohammad Rizwan

All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Shadab Khan

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Head to Head

Matches Played: 7

India:6, Pakistan: 1

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium is known for its uneven bounce with some balls keeping low and some bouncing from the same length as a result batting hasn’t been easy on this surface and the team that wins the toss usually prefers to bowl first

Match Winner Prediction

Going by the overall record and recent form in the T20 World Cup we predict India to win the match