In a very much-anticipated match, India and Pakistan are set to lock horns in their opening game of ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The India vs Pakistan match will take place on October 24 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Both the teams are part of group 2 in the tournament.
So far, India and Pakistan have faced each other five times at T20I World Cups with Men in Blue getting an edge over their arch-rival on all occasions.
When and where the match between India and Pakistan will be played?
The match will take place on Sunday (October 24) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
What about the timings of the match?
The match will begin at 7.30 pm IST (Indian Standard Time).
How can I watch the match?
You can watch the India vs Pakistan game on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 3 HD, and DD Sports. Besides that, the match can also live-streamed on Disney + HotStar.
Following is the full squad of both teams for ICC T20I World Cup 2021:
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya.
Following is the playing XI prediction:
1. Virat Kohli (c)
2. Rohit Sharma
3. KL Rahul
4. Suryakumar Yadav
5. Rishabh Pant (wk)/ Ishan Kishan
6. Hardik Pandya
7. Shardul Thakur
8. Ravindra Jadeja
9. Mohammad Shami
10. Varun Chakravarthy
11. Jasprit Bumrah
On the other hand, Pakistan has announced the 12-member squad for their first match
Pakistan 12-member squad for India Game: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Haider Ali
Probable Pakistan XI: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali/Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
India has been in-form as they have won both the warm- up matches against Australia and England.