The most awaited match of the world T20 is to be played this Saturday when Pakistan take on their arch rivals India. Of course India are the favourites without any second thoughts. They stand at 5-1 against Pakistan. Indian fans would say that it would definitely be another “mauka” for Pakistan. However, Pakistan fans will be hoping their side will have something special for them.
Lets face it, Pakistan have never beaten India in World Cups and neither are Pakistan in their best form. But we did see some spark from the Pakistan Batsman in their last match against the Bangla tigers. They scored 202 with Afridi delivering a bit of blitz with the bat. He did take the Bangla bowlers to the stands. The batsman did make life easy for bowlers, but the bowlers weren”t bad either, making sure the game never slipped.
On the other hand, India are coming from a disappointing loss against New Zealand. The bowlers did their job but the batsmen were miserable. Even though the target was merely 127, the batters never looked to be in track. It was probably a bit of over-confidence from the Indian side who have been winning since a long time on a stretch.
It would be interesting to see who is going to be the better side on Saturday, the team who has been winning since long but lost the last match, or the team which has been losing against the arch-rivals but won their previous game.
Probable Playing XI
INDIA: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (C), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah.
PAKISTAN: Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi (c), Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Irfan