152/0 (17.5ov)

India vs Pakistan, 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

24 Oct 2021, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
Pakistan win by 10 wickets

The most anticipated match of the T20 World Cup will go the floor on the 24th as India take on Pakistan in their first game of the tournament.

Cricket Betting

With the nations no longer involved in bilaterals, the ICC tournament games have seen huge interest with India having an outstanding record against their arch-rivals in this format. India have won seven of their eight matches against Pakistan in this format.

Home TeamIndia
Away TeamPakistan
Series2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
UmpiresChristopher Gaffaney
Richard Illingworth
Paul Reiffel
Match RefereeDavid Boon

India to win World Cup @3.20

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Match Odds

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Match Scorecard

  • Scorecard
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Lokesh Rahul b Shaheen Afridi 3 8 0 0 37.5
    Rohit Sharma lbw Shaheen Afridi 0 1 0 0 0
    Virat Kohli c Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Afridi 57 49 5 1 116.33
    Suryakumar Yadav c Mohammad Rizwan b Hassan Ali 11 8 1 1 137.5
    Rishabh Pant c & b Shadab Khan 39 30 2 2 130
    Ravindra Jadeja caught(sub) b Hassan Ali 13 13 1 0 100
    Hardik Pandya c Babar Azam b Haris Rauf 11 8 2 0 137.5
    Bhuvneshwar Kumar not out 5 4 0 0 125
    Total (20 Ov, RR: 7.55) 151/7
    Shaheen Afridi 4 0 31 3 7.75 1 1
    Imad Wasim 2 0 10 0 5 0 0
    Hassan Ali 4 0 44 2 11 0 0
    Shadab Khan 4 0 22 1 5.5 1 0
    Mohammad Hafeez 2 0 12 0 6 0 0
    Haris Rauf 4 0 25 1 6.25 2 0
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Mohammad Rizwan not out 79 55 6 3 143.64
    Babar Azam not out 68 52 6 2 130.77
    Total (17.5 Ov, RR: 8.68) 152/0
    Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3 0 25 0 8.33 3 0
    Mohammed Shami 3 0 43 0 14.33 0 0
    Jasprit Bumrah 3 0 22 0 7.33 0 0
    Varun Chakravarthy 4 0 33 0 8.25 1 0
    Ravindra Jadeja 4 0 28 0 7 0 0
  • Match Details
  • Home TeamIndia
    Away TeamPakistan
    Series2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
    UmpiresChristopher Gaffaney
    Richard Illingworth
    Paul Reiffel
    Match RefereeDavid Boon

Pakistan to win World Cup @11.75

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Match Prediction India vs Pakistan, 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

The intense history between these sides and the tussle to get to the top of the group make this an interesting contest to watch out for. Both teams come into the tournament with a title win in their eyes. India haven’t won the tournament since the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007. Pakistan haven’t won since 2009 when they followed up an exit in the finals in the previous tournament to record a title win.

Head-to-head record

Wins: India 7, Pakistan 1

Last 5 matches: India 4, Pakistan 1

Who will win today match?

India are the team to beat in this tournament. They come off the back of a gruelling IPL season, have players familiar with the conditions and have unparalleled talent coming through the ranks. They have picked an excellent squad with most bases covered and it’s hard to see them not win against the arch-rivals first up.

India are likely to go in with three pacers and two spinners at the start of the tournament before switching over to more spin. Pakistan are likely to follow the same route too. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s form in the warm-up games will worry India. Shardul Thakur could start in his stead. Pakistan are likely to have both Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez in the middle-order. They played the exact same top five in the two warm-up games and it could be an indication that they will stick to the same against India.

Team Lineup

India Pakistan
Rohit Sharma
Lokesh Rahul
Virat Kohli
Suryakumar Yadav
Rishabh Pant
Hardik Pandya
Ravindra Jadeja
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Mohammed Shami
Varun Chakravarthy
Jasprit Bumrah
Babar Azam
Mohammad Rizwan
Fakhar Zaman
Mohammad Hafeez
Shoaib Malik
Asif Ali
Imad Wasim
Shadab Khan
Hassan Ali
Haris Rauf
Shaheen Afridi

Cricket Tips

India’s spinners, especially Varun Chakravarthy, could prove to be a thorn to Pakistan’s hopes. Virat Kohli might not be making hundreds, but is up for it every time India take on Pakistan. He has scores of 55*, 36* and 78* against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup. Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, has made hundreds in each of his last two games against Pakistan, irrespective of format.

Pakistan will bank on the Babar Azam – Mohammad Rizwan combination at the top. The two topped the run charts in the PSL and have been Pakistan’s highest run scorers in T20Is by a large distance since 2020.

Varun Chakravarthy is a mystery spinner not many teams have figured out yet and Pakistan could find the Kolkata Knight Riders spinner too hot to handle, especially given the slew of variations up his sleeve.

Who will be the best match bowler?

While Varun has been excellent, expect Pakistan players to also find it tough to counter Jasprit Bumrah as they rarely face the Indian quick. Bumrah is someone who could blow this Pakistan batting line up away.

Bumrah @6.00

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Who will win today’s man of the match?

Rohit Sharma will likely drop anchor in this crucial game and given Pakistan’s batting looks unlikely to set big totals, Rohit’s role at the top could just be to bat through, increasing his chances of statpadding his way to a Man of the Match award.

Sharma @10.00

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Who will be the best India team batsman?

Rohit’s record against Pakistan and his pattern of scoring gives him the best chance to go big against Pakistan and be India’s best batter.

Rohit Sharma @3.75

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Who will be the best Pakistan team batsman?

Babar Azam is a class apart and has scored runs against the best of bowlers in the toughest of conditions. His form and record makes him a strong contender to be Pakistan’s premier batter.

Barbar Azam @2.62

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