India and Pakistan start their T20 World Cup campaign by meeting each other.© AFP
India and Pakistan will renew their mutual rivalry Super 12 Phase of the T20 World Cup Sunday in Dubai. The two arch-enemies are start their campaign in the tournament with the long-awaited match. India beat England and Australia in their pre-tournament warm-up matches and will confidently turn up for the big battle. Pakistan, on the other hand, beat the West Indies in their first warm-up match before going to South Africa in their second.
According to former England captain Michael Vaughan, India are the favorites for Sunday’s game.
On Twitter, Vaughan said India could be ‘too strong’ for Pakistan. His prediction, however, was the proviso that Pakistan could also win against any team in these circumstances.
“India should be too strong for Pakistan today. But this Pakistan team in these circumstances can beat anyone. If a billion billion watched worldwide, India would win. #India vs Pakistan # T20WorldCup,” Vaughan tweeted Sunday.
India should be too strong for Pakistan today .. But this Pakistan team in these circumstances can beat anyone .. If a billion billion watched worldwide, India will win … #In the teen pakistan # T20WorldCup
– Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) 24 October 2021
History also benefits the Indian cricket team led by Virat Kohli. Against Pakistan, India have never lost a World Cup, whether it is the one-day match or the T20 event.
In seven one-day matches in the World Cup, India won seven against Pakistan.
On the other hand, India also beat Pakistan in five out of five events in the T20 World Cup, including one in a play-off match.
Two two sides also famously met in the final of the first edition, which India won by five runs to win the title.
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