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As India and Pakistan lock horns once again, anticipation is high

Mouth-watering clash is on the cards as arch-rivals India and Pakistan lock horns in the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup at the iconic MCG in Melbourne on Sunday.

Overview

There’s a lot at stake for both sides as they meet in their first game of the event. Considering the recent results against their neighbours, theNo. 1 ranked platoon in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I platoon rankings, India, will be over against it at the MCG on Sunday.

India lost by 10 lattices to Pakistan in their group stage hassle in the T20 World Cup last time and that played a big part in knocking them out of the eventearly.They met again in the Asia Cup a month back, not formerly but doubly. Indeed though Rohit Sharma and his men won the first hassle, Pakistan squared effects off in the alternate meeting. Both matches, still, went right down to the line and lived up to the prospects of an India- Pakistan clash.

India have been in good form after their Asia Cup exit. They won the home series against Australia and South Africa, riding on the success of their fur line- up. But death bowling surfaced as a major concern for them formerly Jasprit Bumrah got ruled out with a back injury. There was some enhancement visible in the warm-up match against Australia, however.

 

 

India vs Pakistan, Key Battles

 

There’s a lot at stake for both sides as they meet in their first game of the event. Considering the recent results against their neighbours, theNo. 1 ranked platoon in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I platoon rankings, India, will be over against it at the MCG on Sunday.

India lost by 10 lattices to Pakistan in their group stage hassle in the T20 World Cup last time and that played a big part in knocking them out of the eventearly.They met again in the Asia Cup a month back, not formerly but doubly. Indeed though Rohit Sharma and his men won the first hassle, Pakistan squared effects off in the alternate meeting. Both matches, still, went right down to the line and lived up to the prospects of an India- Pakistan clash.

India have been in good form after their Asia Cup exit. They won the home series against Australia and South Africa, riding on the success of their fur line- up. But death bowling surfaced as a major concern for them formerly Jasprit Bumrah got ruled out with a back injury. There was some enhancement visible in the warm-up match against Australia, however.

 

Pakistan

Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Afridi

Key Players

 

Suryakumar Yadav 

The middle- order batter has been in sensational fur form this time. He scored an excellent fifty in the warm-up game against Australia, which helped India to a six- run palm. Suryakumar has amassed 1045 T20I runs so far, at a mind- blowing strike rate of176.81. E50

 SURYAKUMAR YADAV- AUSTRALIA V INDIA- ICC T20WC 2022

Mohammad Rizwan

 The wicketkeeper- batter has made it a habit of performing well against India. Rizwan has 193 T20I runs to his name against India in just three matches, at a sensational normal of96.50. Rizwan’s part is going to be enough pivotal for Pakistan in this hassle as well.

Dream11 Fantasy Picks

 

Captaincy Pick: Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav is the headman of India’s present T20I fur line- up. Despite suffering a many injuries, Suryakumar has managed to carry himself brilliantly in 2022. It would be a big challenge for the bowlers to stop his red-hot form. He scored consecutive half- centuries in the warm-up matches against Western Australia XI and Australia to fix himself up for the big challenge.

Must-have: Mohammad Rizwan

Rizwan has been the most harmonious batter for Pakistan, scoring the utmost runs in 2022 in T20Is- 821 runs in 18 matches. Rizwan is coming off a good caching in thetri-series against Bangladesh and New Zealand. He scored 201 runs in the three- platoon series with two fifties to his name. Rizwan has a good track record against India in the three T20Is played in the history with 193 runs at96.50 and a strike rate of130.41.

Differential Pick: Mohammed Shami

Shami is a surprising pick in India’s T20 World Cupsquad.However, Shami wouldn’t have been in the T20I side, If not for an injury to Jasprit Bumrah. Shami sailed a stirring 20th over, taking thee lattices in four balls, when he was asked to defend 10 runs in the warm-up game against Australia and could be in India’s starting XI. The Indian leader has picked 18 lattices in 17 T20Is at an normal of31.56.

 

 

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