ICC has finally announced the groups for T20 World Cup 2021. Two of the biggest rivals in cricket history; India and Pakistan are placed in the same group. Virat Kohli-led Indian team will face Babar Azam-led Pakistan in high profile battle. Group 2 contains 3 big names including India, Pakistan, and World Test Champions New Zealand.
The World Cup is scheduled to start on October 17 (Sunday) and will end on Sunday, 14 November 2021. The face-off between India and Pakistan will be the highlight of the tournament. Notably, this will be the first time when Babar Azam and Virat Kohli will face each other as a captain.
🤩 Some mouth-watering match-ups in the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men's #T20WorldCup 2021 🔥
Which clash are you most looking forward to?
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) July 16, 2021
Also So far Pakistan has been unable to defeat India in the T20 World Cup encounters. India has managed to win all the games against rival Pakistan in T20 World Cup history. All games of the marquee tournament will be played in four venues including, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Dubai, and Oman.
When the last time these two teams faced each other India won the match comfortably. Pakistan was unable to post a big target for India and hence ended on the losing side. Pakistan posted 118 runs at the loss of 5 wickets in 18 overs.
Meanwhile, India won the match by 6 wickets chasing 119 runs with 13 balls remaining. Virat Kohli was awarded the man of the match award for his brilliant half-century.
Fans on Twitter are excited for India vs Pakistan clash:
— Prasen Moudgal (@Prasen_m4299) July 16, 2021
India & Pakistan slotted in the same Group for the T20 World Cup. Here are the results of all their encounters:
2007: Match tied (Ind won the bowl-out)
2007 final: India won by 5 runs
2012: India won by 8 wickets
2014: India won by 7 wickets
2016: India won by 6 wickets
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) July 16, 2021
People are happy that india and pakistan are in same group. India can beat pak easily..#T20worldcup
But, india will have to face either west indies or england in semi-final ☠️☠️
Situation of indians rn ; pic.twitter.com/9V4YtTDH7L
— Naman (@ama_joking) July 16, 2021
ICC after putting India and Pakistan in the same group to break all the viewership records pic.twitter.com/nVbeqlDDSl
— Savage (@CutestFunniest) July 16, 2021
Star Sports bribing ICC to put India and Pakistan in the same group in the world cup pic.twitter.com/2WZqU7WJ6g
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) July 16, 2021
— Kunal (@Bloody_humorous) July 16, 2021
BREAKING: India and Pakistan to clash in the Super 12 round of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021. #T20WorldCup
Le ICT fans:- pic.twitter.com/ZdWKz8OfHU
— TANGENT (@pra_tea_k) July 16, 2021