India will lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan in a blockbuster clash of the T20 World Cup 2022 on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Stadium, Australia. The match is scheduled to commence at 1:30 PM IST.
The Rohit Sharma-led side has been in great form leading up to the World Cup. Barring the underwhelming Asia Cup 2022 campaign, India are unbeaten in all eight bilateral series in the shortest format since the previous T20 World Cup, winning seven and drawing one.
After arriving Down Under, India played one practice match against hosts Australia, emerging victorious by six runs in a thrilling contest. Pacer Mohammed Shami took four wickets in the final over to cap off the stunning victory, which was also the only over that he bowled in that match.
The second warm-up game against New Zealand was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
On the other hand, Pakistan have played four T20I bilateral series since the T20 World Cup 2021, winning and losing two apiece. Their most recent series against England concluded in a 4-3 loss.
Pakistan finished runners-up in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2022, losing to Sri Lanka in the final.
The Babar Azam-led team’s first warm-up game against England ended in a six-wicket defeat. They faced Afghanistan in the second practice match, which got abandoned mid-way due to rain.
India vs Pakistan head-to-head
Overall, the India vs Pakistan head-to-head records in T20Is tilts in India’s favour.
In 11 matches, India have won on eight instances whereas their rivals have come out on top thrice.
India and Pakistan have faced each other six times in T20 World Cup since the inception of the competition, with India winning it on five occasions, including a memorable win in the 2007 final, which helped a young side led by skipper MS Dhoni lift the title.
Pakistan won the T20 World Cup 2021 Super-12 clash by 10 wickets, which remains their only win over India in the history of the tournament.
The last match-up between the two sides saw Pakistan win by five wickets in the Super Four of the Asia Cup 2022. However, India won by a similar margin when the two teams met earlier in the same competition.
Where to watch India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 match live in India?
The India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 match will be telecast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2 and their respective HD TV channels in India.
Live streaming of India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 match will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.
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