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T20 World-cup Clash: India vs Pakistan | 24th Oct 6pm | Mother of all Clashes in the World Cricket when world watches more than a match.

Pakistan never travels to India anymore, there are no bi-lateral series. A great dent has been created in all Cricket loving nations of the world. Pakistan does not care if India plays or not, India does want to play bilateral series. One of ICC matches Pakistan vs India in 2-3 years becomes world famous where players are made ultimate heroes and great players become zero.

T20 World Cup: Pakistan-India match 'a real dog fight', Australian great Mathew Hayden says
  • Former Australian opener says nothing matches the rivalry between India and Pakistan.
  • Hayden accepts there is enormous pressure of an India-Pakistan match.
  • He believes Pakistan skipper Babar Azam will be under extra pressure.
DUBAI: Hostile cricket rivalry between India and Pakistan is unmatched and will test the two teams when they play a high voltage game in the T20 World Cup in Dubai on Sunday, admitted former Australian opener Matthew Hayden.

Hayden is serving a short stint as Pakistan's batting consultant and transferring his vast experience on how to tackle pressure in as intense a rivalry as the Ashes between Australia and England.

"For Australia, England is their old guard as they would say, as at various stages we have been ruled by the Kingdom of the UK and cricket wouldn't be on our shores if it hadn't been the case," Hayden told a virtual media conference.

"But nothing also, that I have ever seen throughout various elements of the game that I have been part of, ever matches the rivalry between India and Pakistan."

India and Pakistan have great T20I records since the last World Cup. So are they favourites?

ESPN Cricinfo Analysis: Not quite. Teams' performance outside World Cup years doesn't really align with performance closer to the world events

Top teams and their record in T20 World Cup cycles:

India and Pakistan
will start their campaign in the men's T20 World Cup 2021 as the teams with the most wins since the previous tournament, in 2016. In terms of win-loss ratios, Afghanistan, who turned into a Full-Member nation in mid-2017, are the best while West Indies, the defending champions, are the worst among the eight teams to have directly qualified for the Super-12s, with a ratio of 0.66.

Top eight teams' win-loss ratio since last T20 World Cup

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This might suggest Pakistan and India should be favourites going into this World Cup, but history indicates that in T20, form between World Cups does not always translate into form during a World Cup. South Africa, the best side going into the 2012 edition with 11 wins in 16 matches in the period since the previous World Cup, crashed out in the Super Eights, losing three in a row. The eventual winner, West Indies, had the second-worst win-loss ratio among the top eight sides between 2010 and 2012.

West Indies, who also won in 2016, headed into that event with an average record as well. In the semi-finals they defeated India, the team with the best record between 2014 and 2016.

In the 2014 event, though, the form team did end up winning: Sri Lanka, the eventual champions, started their hunt having the best win-loss ratio in T20Is since the previous event.

Different approaches for different teams in non-World-Cup years

Looking at stats from the last decade for how teams have fared in T20Is immediately preceding, and during, a World Cup, compared to periods when the World Cup is not around the corner, is interesting. Some teams have tended to experiment with their line-ups and rest their top players in T20Is unless a World Cup is imminent, while others have had a more consistent approach. To an extent, that has also depended on how many all-format players a team has in their T20I first XI.

West Indies have consistently proved that their record in non-World-Cup years is no indication of how good their team really is. Seldom do they field a full-strength team, with all the T20 heavyweights in the XI. Since crashing out from the 2010 World T20 at home, West Indies have played 118 T20I games, of which only 26 have had all of Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard in the XI; 11 of those 26 games were in 2021, as preparation for what could be those players' last appearance in a T20 World Cup.

Since the end of 2010 World T20, West Indies have had a win-loss ratio of 1.555 in T20Is around T20 World Cups (we have considered matches since January 1 in years in which World Cups were hosted, till the final of the tournament), which drops to 0.589 in the periods not around World Cups. Pakistan and England go the opposite way: their records are much better in non-World-Cup years. Pakistan's 93 matches in non-World-Cup years is also easily the highest among all teams; no other team has played more than 72 (India).

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England's strong record between World Cups can be explained by the fact that they field their T20 specialists consistently. Since the 2016 World Cup, England have played 50 T20Is, of which Eoin Morgan, their captain, has featured in 45. Their death-overs specialist Chris Jordan had missed only two games in this period.

However, their relatively poor record in World Cup years is also down to the fact that the last three tournaments - in 2012, 2014 and 2016 - have all been held in Asia, in conditions that aren't the most conducive for England's players. They have tried to fix that recently by having their T20 stars play in the IPL as much as possible. More than half of the current squad have played in the UAE, which hosted the 2020 IPL and the second half of the 2021 one.

Australia, much like West Indies, do without the services of their star players in this format regularly due to players' preference for other formats and the Australian policy of workload management. However, unlike West Indies, who have several players involved in top leagues around the world, the Australians have much less exposure to top-level T20 cricket in different conditions. Some Australian players do not play even their own league, the BBL.

Australia have usually tried a large pool of players, and struggled to find the right combination for the big tournament. That happened before the 2014 and 2016 World Cups, and might in 2021 too: in the last five years, they have played 58 T20I matches, but only five players featured in more than half of them - Aaron Finch (48), Adam Zampa (44), Alex Carey (38), Glenn Maxwell (38) and Ashton Agar (37). Carey failed to make the World Cup squad ahead of Josh Inglis, who hasn't yet played a T20 international.


The Thing I Miss Most Is India vs Pakistan Matches – Usman Khawaja Hopeful Of Bilateral Series To Restart

ICC and cricket has lost charm after India and Pakistan donot play anymore.

Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has expressed his desire to watch India face off against Pakistan in a bilateral series. He felt that the two nations playing against each other is the biggest thing missing in world cricket at the moment.

The two sides have plenty of unrest and disputes which has forced them to play only in the ICC tournaments. The previous time they met in a bilateral series was back in 2012-13 when Pakistan traveled to their Asian neighbors’ place for a 3-match ODI series.

The thing I miss most about international cricket and I know growing up watching my parents watch with, my dad watching cricket, it’s the India vs Pakistan matches.

“I absolutely hate the fact that it doesn’t happen anymore. I think it’s the biggest thing that cricket is missing and it’ll be such an amazing thing if we can get those two countries to play again,” Usman Khawaja mentioned on his YouTube channel.

Pakistan-India match 'an enormous pressure match', Australian great Mathew Hayden says

Also Mathew Hayden accepts there is enormous pressure of an India-Pakistan match, often resulting in bitter public reaction for the losing side.

"There is an obvious pressure of an Indo-Pak match, as there is obvious pressure if you play against England if you are an Australian, but the pressure is only what you allow it to be.

"It's a history-making opportunity. We can present all the stats, homework and research and nothing can replace what will be the state, what we dream about, write about and coach about, which will be the event itself."

"It's a real dog fight and the conditions and margin of error are very little and so good leadership is going to be the key and Babar commands that role and he needs to fulfil that role."
 

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Seriously India Pakistan matches are not the same as they used to be,now they have become more predictable.
Yah sure news channels and business super hype it as they make money out if it.
 

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Seriously India Pakistan matches are not the same as they used to be,now they have become more predictable.
Yah sure news channels and business super hype it as they make money out if it.
Correct your records, yes predicable. Pakistan won over all 86 times over India's 70 win. Clearly Pakistan is ahead by 16 matches over India.

The two sides have played a total of 199 times. Pakistan have won 86 matches compared to India's 70 victories. In Test matches and ODIs Pakistan has won more matches than India, although India has won 6 of the 8 T20 International between the two sides.
 

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Correct your records, yes predicable. Pakistan won over all 86 times over India's 70 win. Clearly Pakistan is ahead by 16 matches over India.

The two sides have played a total of 199 times. Pakistan have won 86 matches compared to India's 70 victories. In Test matches and ODIs Pakistan has won more matches than India, although India has won 6 of the 8 T20 International between the two sides.
I know these averages ,most of the Indian wins in that 70 are recent ones, if you take the numbers from last 7-8 years you will know what I mean.
 

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Correct your records, yes predicable. Pakistan won over all 86 times over India's 70 win. Clearly Pakistan is ahead by 16 matches over India.

The two sides have played a total of 199 times. Pakistan have won 86 matches compared to India's 70 victories. In Test matches and ODIs Pakistan has won more matches than India, although India has won 6 of the 8 T20 International between the two sides.
Before 2003, pak team was better... Record against the Indian team is better because of them..
 
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More chances India will win, overall performance and fitness is much better than Pakistan .... but Pakistan .... you never know. we don't believe in fitness and performance .... if it works it works ... over the national closing statement " Allah malik ha " ...
 

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T20 World-cup Clash: India vs Pakistan | 24th Oct 6pm | Mother of all Clashes in the World Cricket when world watches more than a match.

Pakistan never travels to India anymore, there are no bi-lateral series. A great dent has been created in all Cricket loving nations of the world. Pakistan does not care if India plays or not, India does want to play bilateral series. One of ICC matches Pakistan vs India in 2-3 years becomes world famous where players are made ultimate heroes and great players become zero.

T20 World Cup: Pakistan-India match 'a real dog fight', Australian great Mathew Hayden says
  • Former Australian opener says nothing matches the rivalry between India and Pakistan.
  • Hayden accepts there is enormous pressure of an India-Pakistan match.
  • He believes Pakistan skipper Babar Azam will be under extra pressure.
DUBAI: Hostile cricket rivalry between India and Pakistan is unmatched and will test the two teams when they play a high voltage game in the T20 World Cup in Dubai on Sunday, admitted former Australian opener Matthew Hayden.

Hayden is serving a short stint as Pakistan's batting consultant and transferring his vast experience on how to tackle pressure in as intense a rivalry as the Ashes between Australia and England.

"For Australia, England is their old guard as they would say, as at various stages we have been ruled by the Kingdom of the UK and cricket wouldn't be on our shores if it hadn't been the case," Hayden told a virtual media conference.

"But nothing also, that I have ever seen throughout various elements of the game that I have been part of, ever matches the rivalry between India and Pakistan."

India and Pakistan have great T20I records since the last World Cup. So are they favourites?

ESPN Cricinfo Analysis: Not quite. Teams' performance outside World Cup years doesn't really align with performance closer to the world events

Top teams and their record in T20 World Cup cycles:

India and Pakistan
will start their campaign in the men's T20 World Cup 2021 as the teams with the most wins since the previous tournament, in 2016. In terms of win-loss ratios, Afghanistan, who turned into a Full-Member nation in mid-2017, are the best while West Indies, the defending champions, are the worst among the eight teams to have directly qualified for the Super-12s, with a ratio of 0.66.

Top eight teams' win-loss ratio since last T20 World Cup

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This might suggest Pakistan and India should be favourites going into this World Cup, but history indicates that in T20, form between World Cups does not always translate into form during a World Cup. South Africa, the best side going into the 2012 edition with 11 wins in 16 matches in the period since the previous World Cup, crashed out in the Super Eights, losing three in a row. The eventual winner, West Indies, had the second-worst win-loss ratio among the top eight sides between 2010 and 2012.

West Indies, who also won in 2016, headed into that event with an average record as well. In the semi-finals they defeated India, the team with the best record between 2014 and 2016.

In the 2014 event, though, the form team did end up winning: Sri Lanka, the eventual champions, started their hunt having the best win-loss ratio in T20Is since the previous event.

Different approaches for different teams in non-World-Cup years

Looking at stats from the last decade for how teams have fared in T20Is immediately preceding, and during, a World Cup, compared to periods when the World Cup is not around the corner, is interesting. Some teams have tended to experiment with their line-ups and rest their top players in T20Is unless a World Cup is imminent, while others have had a more consistent approach. To an extent, that has also depended on how many all-format players a team has in their T20I first XI.

West Indies have consistently proved that their record in non-World-Cup years is no indication of how good their team really is. Seldom do they field a full-strength team, with all the T20 heavyweights in the XI. Since crashing out from the 2010 World T20 at home, West Indies have played 118 T20I games, of which only 26 have had all of Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard in the XI; 11 of those 26 games were in 2021, as preparation for what could be those players' last appearance in a T20 World Cup.

Since the end of 2010 World T20, West Indies have had a win-loss ratio of 1.555 in T20Is around T20 World Cups (we have considered matches since January 1 in years in which World Cups were hosted, till the final of the tournament), which drops to 0.589 in the periods not around World Cups. Pakistan and England go the opposite way: their records are much better in non-World-Cup years. Pakistan's 93 matches in non-World-Cup years is also easily the highest among all teams; no other team has played more than 72 (India).

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England's strong record between World Cups can be explained by the fact that they field their T20 specialists consistently. Since the 2016 World Cup, England have played 50 T20Is, of which Eoin Morgan, their captain, has featured in 45. Their death-overs specialist Chris Jordan had missed only two games in this period.

However, their relatively poor record in World Cup years is also down to the fact that the last three tournaments - in 2012, 2014 and 2016 - have all been held in Asia, in conditions that aren't the most conducive for England's players. They have tried to fix that recently by having their T20 stars play in the IPL as much as possible. More than half of the current squad have played in the UAE, which hosted the 2020 IPL and the second half of the 2021 one.

Australia, much like West Indies, do without the services of their star players in this format regularly due to players' preference for other formats and the Australian policy of workload management. However, unlike West Indies, who have several players involved in top leagues around the world, the Australians have much less exposure to top-level T20 cricket in different conditions. Some Australian players do not play even their own league, the BBL.

Australia have usually tried a large pool of players, and struggled to find the right combination for the big tournament. That happened before the 2014 and 2016 World Cups, and might in 2021 too: in the last five years, they have played 58 T20I matches, but only five players featured in more than half of them - Aaron Finch (48), Adam Zampa (44), Alex Carey (38), Glenn Maxwell (38) and Ashton Agar (37). Carey failed to make the World Cup squad ahead of Josh Inglis, who hasn't yet played a T20 international.


The Thing I Miss Most Is India vs Pakistan Matches – Usman Khawaja Hopeful Of Bilateral Series To Restart

ICC and cricket has lost charm after India and Pakistan donot play anymore.

Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has expressed his desire to watch India face off against Pakistan in a bilateral series. He felt that the two nations playing against each other is the biggest thing missing in world cricket at the moment.

The two sides have plenty of unrest and disputes which has forced them to play only in the ICC tournaments. The previous time they met in a bilateral series was back in 2012-13 when Pakistan traveled to their Asian neighbors’ place for a 3-match ODI series.

The thing I miss most about international cricket and I know growing up watching my parents watch with, my dad watching cricket, it’s the India vs Pakistan matches.

“I absolutely hate the fact that it doesn’t happen anymore. I think it’s the biggest thing that cricket is missing and it’ll be such an amazing thing if we can get those two countries to play again,” Usman Khawaja mentioned on his YouTube channel.

Pakistan-India match 'an enormous pressure match', Australian great Mathew Hayden says

Also Mathew Hayden accepts there is enormous pressure of an India-Pakistan match, often resulting in bitter public reaction for the losing side.

"There is an obvious pressure of an Indo-Pak match, as there is obvious pressure if you play against England if you are an Australian, but the pressure is only what you allow it to be.

"It's a history-making opportunity. We can present all the stats, homework and research and nothing can replace what will be the state, what we dream about, write about and coach about, which will be the event itself."

"It's a real dog fight and the conditions and margin of error are very little and so good leadership is going to be the key and Babar commands that role and he needs to fulfil that role."

It's just a sports match. It won't end either country. Chill
 

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Not just cricket

October 21, 2021

THE qualifying round might have already started but the first major cricket tournament since the pandemic struck begins in earnest this weekend with the Super-12 round of the Twenty20 World Cup.

Pushed back a year due to Covid-19 and being held in the Middle East instead of India as originally planned, the tournament will be the first of two World Cups of the shortest format of the game in two years. It effectively means that the champions of this edition will have the shortest reign — just a year before they begin their title defence in Australia, which was due to host the 2020 edition. Compare that to defending champions West Indies who won in 2016.

They will meet England in their opener on Saturday. But arguably the biggest game of the Super-12 will come a day later when arch-rivals Pakistan and India clash in Dubai.

Pakistan’s preparations for the World Cup were hit by both New Zealand and England cancelling their tours to the country. But despite a bumpy ride including several changes made to the original World Cup squad, there are signs that the team is rising to the occasion.

A thumping win in a warm-up against a similarly mercurial West Indies signals hope for the match against India. Indian captain Virat Kohli has tried his best to downplay the significance of the game. But there is a lot riding on it especially given the political tensions between Pakistan and India. In fact, several Indian ministers have called for the match to be cancelled.

India-Pakistan matches have been restricted to international tournaments with the two countries not having played a bilateral series since 2013. The last two games were evenly divided with Pakistan winning the Champions Trophy final in 2017 and India later maintaining their record of not losing to their rivals in a World Cup match in 2019.

The hype surrounding the contest — sold out as soon as tickets sales opened, with stadium capacity restricted to 70pc — has overshadowed the other games, as well as other teams. England, the ODI world champions, and New Zealand, the world’s Test champions, head into the tournament as minor favourites in a format where any team can win on its day.

Pakistan have been urged to avenge the heartache caused by the two sides cancelling their long-awaited tours on the pitch and they will have a chance to do that against New Zealand first when they face them in a group game in the Super-12 stage. A match against England, bracketed with the other group, can only come at the finals stage. To get that far though, Pakistan will have to negotiate a tough group — which also comprises Afghanistan and two qualifiers — one of which could be Bangladesh. And a win against India on Sunday could help them set an early marker during the tournament.

Published in Dawn, October 21st, 2021
It's just a sports match. It won't end either country. Chill

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No chance for Pakistan specially with this bowling attack. If we chase, we can win. India can easily chase 250 in Dubai. Pakistan should accept defeat and abandon match(players should run away from the ground) if Pakistan elects to bat first or if india wins the toss.
 

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M. Wasim, Haider and Nawaz should play. Hafeez out, Shahdab out & Haris Rauf should be must dropped.

The Hafeez-Haider question and the spin dilemma - what should Pakistan do against India?

Pakistan played the same batting line-up in both warm-ups, but there is a case for them to look at their bench for the opening encounter
Pakistan could scarcely have dreaded being handed as tough a start to the T20 World Cup as an opening game against India - given their miserable World Cup head-to-head record - and India's status as one of the favourites.

Additionally, Babar Azam's side have also shown their hand slightly when it comes to the starting XI for that contest, going with identical batting line-ups in the two warm-up games. On the bright side, that may suggest an element of clear-headed stability when it comes to Pakistan's gameplan, but defiantly sticking to the same side doesn't mean there aren't any concerns worth addressing.
Even if they get everything right in terms of selection and preparation, the odds favour their opponents. But in a couple of positions in particular, there's compelling evidence to suggest Pakistan might benefit from a bit of a reshuffle.

Haider, Hafeez and Malik

Two of these three will play against India, and let's face it, we all know who the other one is. Haider Ali didn't get a look-in during the warm-ups despite being called up to the side late owing to his form in the National T20 Cup (317 runs at a strike rate of 146.75 at 63.40 runs per innings), Pakistan preferring instead the comfort blanket of Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez. Haider wasn't born when Malik made his Pakistan debut and six months shy of his third birthday when Hafeez showed up, but at present, makes a compelling case to pip one of them to a starting slot.

Malik was an injury replacement after Sohaib Maqsood had to withdraw, and like Haider, benefitted from an excellent National T20 campaign, though it did follow on from a truly horrific stint in the CPL. All signs point to him starting, but Hafeez's position should be more precarious. Since April 2021, Hafeez has scored 388 runs in 24 T20 innings at a strike rate of 103.2, and his poor form with the bat continued in the warm-ups, where he followed up a golden duck with a 14-ball 13 in a game that saw 186 chased. Given five of India's likely top six batters are right-handers, the theoretical advantage his part-time offspin might offer appears diminished, so it is worth considering if those batting numbers merit a start over a more explosive Haider.

Nawaz over Shadab?

Again, unlikely, given the rigid, conservative framework to which Pakistan tend to stick to, but that Indian batting line-up arguably makes Nawaz the better match-up. If India do indeed stick to a batting line-up with five right-handers in the top six, Nawaz's left-arm orthodox turning away from the bat might well match up better than a struggling Shadab Khan's legspin. Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav have notably worse strike-rates against the former class of bowling, and while Rishabh Pant is more destructive against left-arm spin, his T20I record with India isn't as impressive as his IPL numbers. Shadab's economy rate, meanwhile, has trended upwards in recent years; he conceded 7.96 in all T20s since 2019, while Mohammad Nawaz's economy rate is 7.04

At the National T20 Cup, both were expensive with the ball, though Shadab managed just four wickets to Nawaz's eight. Both had similar strike rates when batting (just under 145), though Nawaz hit a purple patch - 216 runs at an average of 54, while Shadab managed 94 runs at 23.50. But with Shadab appointed the vice-captain and with vastly greater big-match experience, he's overwhelmingly likely to get the management's nod come Sunday evening.

 

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I don't care whether Pakistan wins or loses, my only concern is Babar Azam. He should punch a big score on the board. We have to understand the psyche of Indians at this moment. This is the first time they don't care about winning either. They're more focused on neutralizing Babar just to prove their point that he is just an ordinary batsman who is only capable to score underrated teams. Don't forget Indians are the most antagonist nation. Their ego gonna ******up if Babar sums a hefty score against these Abhinandan.
 
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