Be a result; whenever India and Pakistan are paired against each other in a World Cup match, it is referred to as “the mother of all confrontations.” It has already begun to feel like a fever in India as it prepares for its high-octane T20 World Cup opener match against Pakistan on October 24, held in Dubai.
India and Pakistan have not played each other since the 2019 World Cup, making this the first time they will face this competition in more than two years. Moreover, it remains to be seen whether Pakistan will break the curse against India in the World Cup finals this summer.
Pakistan has never beaten India in an ODI or a T20 World Cup game. Still, skipper Babar Azam believes the team’s recent success on UAE surfaces would give them an advantage over the Indians in the upcoming World Cup match. Throughout the T20 World Cup, Pakistan has a woeful 0-5 record against India in games.
Matches between teams in the T20 World Cup 2021
Pakistan and India first met on September 14, 2007, in Durban, South Africa, during the T20 World Cup, in which the Men in Blue batted first and set a goal of 141 runs for the Men in White. Pakistan had attempted to overtake the lead, which resulted in a ball-out.
On September 24, ten days after their first meeting, both teams met at the T20 World Cup in Johannesburg, where the Men in Blue, headed by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, defeated Pakistan by five runs in a nail-biting contest to claim the title.
On September 30, 2012, the two sides met for the third time in Colombo, where India defeated Pakistan by eight wickets and chased down a 129-run goal to claim victory. While playing in the contest, Virat Kohli bowled three overs and claimed the wicket of Mohammed Hafeez, also known as “The Professor.”
Pakistan batted first in their fourth Twenty20 World Cup encounter, which was played on March 21, 2014, in Dhaka, and posted a modest 130-run total, which India chased down and won by seven wickets with nine balls remaining.
Victory: India Fifth encounter.
Pakistan failed to put up a competitive total in their most recent encounter, which took place on March 19, 2016, when they produced a paltry 118 runs in Kolkata. Even though Mohammad Amir caused problems for Indian batsmen by scooping up wickets, the Men in Blue were able to come out on top in the end, defeating Pakistan by six wickets.
T20 World Cup Group 2 includes Pakistan and India. The tournament began on October 17 in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman and will conclude on November 3. It is expected to be completed on November 14.