Remember what happened in the first edition of ICC T20 world cup which happened in 2007.Indian won against Pakistan in a last over thriller. Do you remember what happened in 2007 WC. Favourites for the edition, India, was eliminated in groups stages and disappointed fans. The same threat is there for team India ahead India- Pak encounter on Sunday. Team India, which is favourite before the start of mega event has a bitter experience in their first outing against New Zealand. it would be curtains for India if they lose this match as Kiwis are expected to occupy the top spot after winning against mighty Aussies yesterday. So there is only one spot for takings in this group.
India are under huge pressure after losing their first match against New Zealand. And adding insult to injury ,the pressure of Amir will be theer. Though Pakistan are not favourites, this will be their best chance to break their losing streak against India. Pakistan has got the most dangerous Bowling line-up in this tournament. India too have confidant bowling up. On the flip side Pakistan is not strong as much as India is in Batting. Ahmed Shehzad definitely adds strength in batting. Hafeez also played few important Knocks against India. Sharjeel Khan can score some quick runs at the top.
India and Pakistan have faced each other seven times in this format. India leads comfortably with 5-1 and one match was washed out due to rain .This was the pitch used for the match between Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is expected to stay as batters friendly wicket. Team winning the toss might look to Bowl first. If Pakistan wins the toss they might defend as they are terrible chasers. Whereas, India would like to have a clear picture on the total.
Match Winner-Back India if they chase
Top Pakistan Batsman-Ahmed Shehzad
Top Indian Batsman– Virat Kohli