The highly anticipated competition between India and Pakistan in the group stage of the 2021 T20 World Cup takes place on October 24th and all eyes will be on this nerve-wracking game. The intensity of the game was already very high as the two nations don’t play many bilateral series.
They only meet in the ICC tournaments and there have been many games in the past between these two teams that went straight to the net. The game is expected to be more than a rivalry and also bring a lot of emotions on the part of the players.
India’s impressive record against Pakistan at the ICC Worldcup Games
India last met Pakistan in the 2019 World Cup group games and won the game under the leadership of Virat Kohli. In addition, India’s record against Pakistan in ICC World Cup games in both T20 and 50 Overs formats is incredible, as they have not lost a game since the first game in the so far World Championship 1992. Pakistan has to settle the previous 0-12 for them against India in World Cup games.
Pakistan beat India in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final but is hoping to beat India for the first time in a World Cup game. India and Pakistan will also play against New Zealand and Afghanistan in their group matches, along with two teams from the first round qualifiers. India will try to continue their previously undefeated streak against Pakistan in the World Cup games.
The full schedule of the ICC T20 World Cup will be announced later
The full schedule of the ICC T20 World Cup will be announced later and the tournament will run from October 17th to November 14th in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Australia, South Africa, West Indies and England were placed in Group A, which looks very close and there will be a lot of competition for a place in the semi-finals.
That BCCI moved the tournament to the UAE after concerns about the rising number of Covid cases in India were not addressed.