The opening game in Group 2 of the Super 12 stage of the 2021 T20 World Cup pits India against Pakistan. The match begins at 19:30 IST at the Dubai Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
Since winning the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, India has only made it to one final. Pakistan won the tournament in 2009 but hasn’t advanced past the semi-finals since.
Because the two countries have political and cultural tensions, as well as a significant history of exciting and often intense cricket matches, matches between India and Pakistan always create a lot of excitement and intrigue.
ICC T20 World Cup betting is hugely popular and this fixture is easily the biggest game of the tournament. Let us now analyze India vs Pakistan T20 odds and predict their playing XIs.
India vs Pakistan Odds & match prediction – T20 World Cup 2021
The betting sites are in India’s favor big time in this clash against Pakistan. India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup odds currently have India at 1.44 mark to win the game which gives them a huge implied win probability of 69.44%. Pakistan have odds of 2.75 on Bet365 which gives them an implied win probability of 36.36%.
The cricket odds do not tell the whole story. India are currently placed at the second spot in ICC rankings while Pakistan are just behind India. Both India and Pakistan have a vast amount of experience in both the batting and bowling areas, so any result is possible.
This will be a fairly interesting game. If India has KL Rahul, Pakistan has Mohammad Rizwan. There’s a like-for-like player on both sides. India’s skipper Virat Kohli draws a direct comparison with Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam. India’s lower order differentiates them from Pakistan which is a huge asset for the Men in Blue.
The India vs Pakistan cricket rivalry is well documented and fans have witnessed some of the most epic clashes whenever they battle against one another. We are going with a close India victory against Pakistan.
Prediction: Close India win.
IND vs PAK TOP BATSMAN & BOWLER BETTING TIP
If you want to bet on India’s top batsman, you can back KL Rahul who has odds of 3.75 on Bet365. For Pakistan, we suggest you place a bet on Mohammad Rizwan who has had a superb run lately. Rizwan has odds of 3.75 which are the same as KL Rahul. These are both reliable picks.
If you want to bet on India’s top bowler, we suggest you go with Mohammad Shami who has odds of 4.33. Jasprit Bumrah should be the automatic choice but we are going against the odds. For Pakistan’s top bowler, we suggest you go with the safe pick in Shaheen Afridi who has odds of 3.20 on Bet365.
- India’s top batsman betting tip: KL Rahul
- India’s top bowler betting tip: Mohammad Shami
- Pakistan’s top batsman betting tip: Mohammad Rizwan
- Pakistan’s top bowler betting tip: Shaheen Afridi
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India vs Pakistan Predicted Playing XI
India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
India vs Pakistan T20 Streaming Details
If you are from India and want to watch India vs Pakistan T20, you can plug on to Star Sports on TV to watch the clash. Disney+ Hotstar will also broadcast the game on the app.
If you are from a country other than India, you can check the T20 World Cup full schedule with streaming details for Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, USA & Canada.
IND vs PAK T20 Weather & Pitch Report
Dubai International stadium favors batsmen more than bowlers. It is a great pitch to bat on once you get set. The average first innings score in T20 matches is 168.
Humidity: 62 % with 14 km/hr wind speed
india vs pakistan cricket rivalry – a brief look at the History
Because of the complicated and often violent diplomatic relations between the two countries, matches between the two countries are always infused with added significance. Cricket may be considered as a unifying hobby and a bright spot in their tumultuous international relations in many circumstances.
Pakistan has done well against India in Test Matches and One-Day Internationals when you look at the overall head-to-head record, whereas India has dominated their T20 meetings in recent years.
Out of the eight T20Is played between the two countries, India came out victorious on six occasions while Pakistan won only once with the remaining game getting washed out.
India has always had the upper hand in ICC tournaments be it the T20 World Cup or ICC 50 overs world cup. The most interesting clashes came in the 2007 T20 World Cup when they faced each other twice in the tournament.
No one can forget the famous India vs Pakistan T20 world cup 2007 super over which India ultimately won in the end. Then India faced Pakistan in the 2007 World Cup final which saw India lift the T20 World Cup trophy. Pakistan then won the T20 World Cup in 2009.
There’s no short of drama and excitement when these two sides face each other. The last time they faced each other was in the 2019 World Cup when India defeated Pakistan by 89 runs.
Here are the results when India and Pakistan have faced each other in T20 World Cup over the years:
- 2007 T20 World Cup – IND vs PAK Pakistan in Durban: India defeated Pakistan via a bowl out after the match was tied
- 2007 T20 World Cup Final – IND vs PAK in Durban: India defeated Pak by five runs to lift the trophy in the inaugural season
- 2012 T20 World Cup – IND vs PAK in Colombo: India defeated Pak by 8 wickets
- 2014 T20 World Cup – IND vs PAK in Dhaka: India defeated Pak by 7 wickets
- 2016 T20 World Cup – IND vs PAK in Kolkata: India defeated Pak by 6 wickets