India vs. Pakistan Live Score- ICC T20 World Cup 2014 Match Preview

After batting in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh the two old rivals India and Pakistan will be once against is batting for a world’s championship. Among all the available options the odds are seen in favor of the Indian team as Pakistan does not holds a good record when it comes to world tournaments. The only win that the team has marked against India is the 2009 Champions Trophy game played in South Africa. This will be an interesting to see how these teams fight in this tournament.

Match Venue and Date

India and Pakistan will be locking horns in the first ICC T20 World Cup Match to be played in Dhaka. The matched will be played on 21st March starting at 19:00 IST.ind-vs-pak

Pakistan

There are glitches witnessed in the play of the Pakistani team against South Africa in their warm up match. Captain Mohammed Hafeez will need to try some fixes to bring the team in form to battle India. In the batting order Pakistan is most likely to open the inning with Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shehzad who have shown some good cricket in recent matches. Also Akmal brothers, Umar Akmal and Kamran Akmal are also hard hitters who can sure take team to high score. Apart from the skipper Mohammed Hafeez along with Shoaib Malik and Shoaib Maqsood in middle order game will be crucial for the team to pressurize Indian team. However the danger bell is the mighty Shahid Afridi who can change the game anytime with his bat.

Pakistan is one of the best bowling teams in the world. With world class bowlers Saeed Ajmal and Umar Gul team can out hold on Indian batsmen. Also others like Sohail Tanvir, Mohammed Talha and Junaid Khan are also important bowlers for the team.

India

Skipper Dhoni is making a comeback from his injury and that too in a match which will test his captaincy to the fullest. In this fixture against Pakistan Dhoni may revise the opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan who have struggled in powerplays in the recent games. Instead he can pair up Virat Kohli who can take the pressure in the opening overs with Dhawan. Also it will be good for Rohit Sharma who is a better T20 match finisher as seen in his play for Mumbai Indians. At no. 3 and no.4, left hander Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh respective are the best options while as finishers skipper Dhoni and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will do the job.

In bowling India may take on the Pakistan with 3 spinners as pacers Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were not consistent in their recent matches. Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin and one of the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina can be seen in the spinning department of the team.

Probable Team Squad

Pakistan: M Hafeez, S Khan, A Shehzad, K Akmal, U Akmal, S Malik/S Maqsood, S Afridi, U Gul, M Talha/S Tanvir, S Ajmal, J Khan

India: MS Dhoni, S Dhawan, V Kohli, S Raina, Y Singh, R Sharma, R Ashwin, B Kumar, M Shami,R Jadeja, V Aaron

India vs. Pakistan Live Score