India square off against Pakistan in T20 World Cup clash on October 24
The highly-anticipated and mouth-watering clash between India and Pakistan in the upcoming T20 World Cup will take place on October 24 in Dubai. The latest development on the match-up is sure to set the adrenaline pumping for both sets of fans across the border.
The arch-rivals were drawn in Group 2 of the Super 12s stage, meaning they will square off in yet another historic clash, which will be the two teams’ first meeting since the 2019 World Cup where India won comfortably.
Sources in the knowhow of developments confirmed the dates. Talking to ANI, they said, “Yes, the arch-rivals will clash on October 24.”
India have always dominated their subcontinent rivals when it comes to ICC events. The two teams have met each other five times in the T20 World Cup with India emerging victorious on all occasions.
Overall in T20Is, India have had an upper hand, winning six of the total eight matches played between the two sides. Pakistan’s only T20I win against India came in 2012.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) had last month announced the groups for the Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, which will take place in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The tournament will be held from October 17 to November 14 and the groups were made on the basis of the team’s T20I rankings as on March 20, 2021.
Defending champions West Indies were drawn alongside former champions England, Australia and South Africa in Group 1 of the Super 12s. The two qualifying teams from Round 1 will join them in Group 1.
India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Afghanistan comprise Group 2 with the other two qualifiers from Round 1 joining them.
Round 1 will feature eight teams that include automatic qualifiers Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in addition to the remaining six entrants who qualified on the merit of booking their spot through the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019.
Sri Lanka is joined by Ireland, Netherlands and Namibia in Group A while Oman, Papua New Guinea and Scotland will face Bangladesh in Group B.
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