The 16th match of ICC World Cup 2021 is all set to be played on Sunday, 24th October at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. India will face Pakistan in the T20 league. The speculations regarding the match results have already been started and we are hoping to see some big performances in the match. India vs Pakistan has always been the biggest match for both countries.
In the last few years, India hasn’t faced Pakistan in any format of the game as the last two years didn’t go very well due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The last time we saw India vs Pakistan match was in 2019 in the One Day International world cup where India defeated Pakistan.
India Vs Pakistan Match Preview
Indian captain Virat Kohli recently declared that after the World Cup, he will step down as a Captain. So, he is highly motivated for the tournament as he has to win his last tournament as a captain. Also, the team will under immense pressure as the match is against Pakistan and they cannot afford to lose.
The middle order of India is powerful and in the complete form right now. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are in very good form and have hit half-centuries in warm-up matches. Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav were also great. They are expected to perform the same in the match too.
Pakistan has never defeated India in a World Cup match and they are desperately looking to change that. They have Babar Azam who is an outstanding batsman. For India, they have the benefit that they know the pitch. They have played IPL matches here and they are familiar with the pitch, which might not be the case for the Pakistani team.
To sum up, India has a very strong line-up and the players are fully confident and ready to face Pakistan. It would be a difficult challenge for Pakistan as they are not familiar with the pitch. Though they also have a great line-up who can turn the tables. They have also performed well in the warm-ups and defeated West Indies. They have been doing well in the tournament and have a young and energetic team. It won’t be that easy to defeat them for India.
India Vs Pakistan Pitch Conditions
A lot of matches have been played on Dubai stadium recently as there was IPL right before the World Cup. The pitch is a bit rough and we are expecting the teams to score around 160 – 170 runs. The pitch had been favorable to the batters and the first team to bat will have higher chances of the win.
India Vs Pakistan Weather Report
As the weather in Dubai is sunny, the sky will be clear with a temperature of 24 degrees at the night. Humidity is expected to be around 53% with a wind speed of 23km/hr. There are no chances of rain.
Expected 1st Innings Score
Looking at the pitch conditions, we are expecting that the first innings score will go up to 160 runs.
Squad For Ind Vs Pak Match
India – Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Chakravarthy, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant.
Pakistan – Asif Ali, Babar Azam (Captain), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi.
Top Dream 11 Picks For The Match
- Virat Kohli – Indian captain has been a little out of form for some time recently. But he has decided to step down from the captain position and is highly motivated to win some matches in his last tournament as a captain. He is a great batsman and completely unpredictable.
- Babar Azam – One of the greatest batsmen in the world is alongside the Pakistani team. He will play a vital role in the match. He is surely gonna turn the tables.
- Rohit Sharma – Rohit Sharma is a destructive batsman from India. He is one of the best opening batsmen out there and the way he bats, he can destroy bowlers.
- Fakhar Zaman – In the 2017 ICC Champions trophy, Fakhar Zaman single-handedly got the win for Pakistan in the finals. He is a great player and got potential.
- Jasprit Bumrah – Jasprit Bumrah is considered as one of the best Yorker bowlers in the world. He has always helped India in winning matches and he will be a trouble for the Pakistanis too.
Ind Vs Pak Dream 11 Team
Captain – Babar Azam
Vice-Captain – Muhammad Rizwan
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam, Virat Kohli.
Wicket Keepers – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan.
All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Hafeez.
Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali.