IND vs PAK Match Prediction - Who will win today's cricket match?

T20 World Cup 2021: Match 16, India vs Pakistan Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Pakistan have never beaten India in T20 World Cups.

Pakistan Cricket Team
Pakistan Cricket Team. (Photo by RANDY BROOKS/AFP via Getty Images)

Preview

India and Pakistan are set to cross swords in Match No.16 of the T20 World Cup on Sunday, October 24 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. India, led by Virat Kohli, must be high on confidence after they beat England and Australia in the warm-ups. In both games, they chased down targets.

Pakistan, on the other hand, started with a win against West Indies, but then slumped to a defeat at the hands of South Africa. With the Proteas needing 19 to win, Hasan Ali leaked 22 runs off the final over. It’s pertinent to note that Pakistan have never beaten India in T20 Cups in their five meetings.

Match Details

Match – India vs Pakistan – Match 16

Venue – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Time – 07:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network

Pitch Report

The pitch in Dubai has been a useful one for batting over the years. In recent times, the chasing teams have tasted a lot of success as well. A fairly high-scoring game seems to be in store.

Average score: 143 (62 T20Is in Sharjah)

Record of Chasing teams: Won – 27, Lost – 24, Tied – 1

Probable Playing XIs

India

KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar/Varun Chakravarthy

Bench: Rahul Chahar/Varun Chakravarthy, Ishan Kishan, Ravi Ashwin, Shardul Thakur

Pakistan

Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Nawaz/Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

Bench: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Asif Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haider Ali/Mohammad Nawaz

Head-to-head

Overall

Matches- 8, India – 6, Pakistan – 1, Tied- 1

In T20 World Cups

Matches- 5, India – 4, Pakistan – 0, Tied – 1

Probable best batter of the match

Babar Azam (Pakistan)

Babar Azam has been stupendous for Pakistan over the years, especially in the T20 format. Earlier this year, he also scored a century against South Africa. Along with Mohammad Rizwan, he has made opponents struggle at the top of the order. Against India, Babar needs to be on top of his game as the Men in Blue have a power-packed bowling unit.

Probable best bowler of the match

Jasprit Bumrah (India)

Jasprit Bumrah was in stupendous form for the Mumbai Indians in the 2021 edition of the IPL. The pacer is known for hitting the right channels and absorbing pressure in crunch moments. In the warm-up games, he looked at his best and must be raring to go. If he finds his rhythm, Pakistan could be in for a lot of trouble.

Today’s match prediction: India to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.