Combined Best India and Pakistan T20I XI
What if their strongest players combine?
Published - Jul 9, 2018 6:20 pm | Updated - Jul 9, 2018 6:25 pm
The tussle between the Indian and Pakistan cricketing fraternity has been an open secret. Their relationship has soured with the passage of time. However, the fact that they are two of the strongest teams in world cricket can’t be denied. Recently, both have shown their class in the T20 events. While the Men in Blue beat England in the three-match series, Pakistan won the tri-nation series in Zimbabwe.
The teams are also neck and neck as far as rankings in the shortest format are concerned. Pakistan and India are ranked first and second respectively with a difference of eight rating points. What if their strongest players combine? The side is most certainly to thump the most formidable of lineups. In our article, we take you through the combined cricketing XI of the two countries in T20Is.
Fakhar has been in red-hot form lately. He bats at the top of the order and hardly has floundered for the Men in Green. In the recently concluded tri-nation series, the left-hander scored 278 runs in five matches and was the Player of the Match and the series as well. His knock of 91 runs also helped his team chase down a mammoth 184 runs versus Australia.
He pulled his team out of the pit from 2-2 in the first over by Glenn Maxwell and then put on useful partnerships with Shoaib Malik and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. Apart from his match-winning knock, he also had a couple more half-centuries. He was also the second highest run scorer in the tournament after Aaron Finch, who finished with 306 runs in five matches.