The present political pressure between India and Pakistan implies that these two cricket loopy nations solely play one another in World Cups and different multi-team tournaments these days. For instance, the final T20 Worldwide between these two groups was the one performed on the Eden Gardens throughout the 2016 World T20. Since then, the groups have met solely 5 occasions in ODIs with India successful 4. With each groups together with some world’s most gifted gamers there will probably be few fascinating particular person battles throughout the match.
Shaheen Shah Afridi vs Rohit Sharma
In current months, Shaheen Afridi has develop into the most effective quick bowlers from the present technology of Pakistani pacers. Using his swing, tempo and accuracy, Afridi has develop into a menace for the opposition batters. He has 55 worldwide wickets this yr. In T20, he has knack of taking wickets within the first over of the match as his angles and lethal yorkers are troublesome to play if the batter will not be set.
Rohit Sharma, one of many main batters on this format. Rohit has huge expertise on this format, making his debut throughout the 2007 T20 World Cup and now has 4 hundred on this format as opener. Rohit even scored 100 within the final assembly between these two groups throughout the 2019 World Cup and containing him will probably be a problem for Shaheen. They’ve confronted one another solely as soon as throughout 2018 Asia Cup when Rohit scored a century and Shaheen conceded 42 runs however he’s a a lot improved bowler now.On Sunday, he’ll face
Hasan Ali vs Virat Kohli
Hasan Ali didn’t play any T20 Worldwide towards India however was a part of the final 5 ODIs between these two groups. His greatest efficiency got here within the 2017 Champions Trophy ultimate when he picked up three wickets for simply 19 runs. Within the 2019 World Cup match he conceded 84 runs whereas choosing up the wicket of Rohit Sharma. He will probably be looking forward to a greater efficiency in at this time’s match and look to manage the center overs.
He’ll largely face Virat Kohli, one of many greats of the sport who has a T20I common of 84 towards Pakistan and but to be dismissed towards Pakistan in World T20 matches. Kohli will not be in the very best of touches but when he can discover kind that won’t be excellent news for Pakistan. And,Ali will focus to make sure an early departure for Kohli.
Jasprit Bumrah vs Fakhar Zaman
Within the 2017 Champions Trophy ultimate, Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Fakhar Zaman for 3 but it surely was discovered to be a No-ball and Fakhar survived to attain a match-winning hundred for Pakistan. Even in Fakhar’s personal admission, that innings was the turning level for his profession as he went on to ascertain himself and at the moment holds the report for highest particular person ODI rating for Pakistan.
They’ve met thrice since then, however Bumrah has but to dismiss Fakhar in worldwide stage. Bumrah himself is certainly one of most impactful bowlers within the shortest format and has nice report for India and Mumbai Indians within the IPL. However dismissing Fakhar in such an intense match as soon as could assist him fulfil some unfinished enterprise from his facet.
Varun Chakravarthy vs Babar Azam
In current kind, Babar Azam is without doubt one of the most harmful T20 batters on his day. He has a mean of 46.89 and strike price above 130 in T20 Internationals and proved his worth for Pakistan many occasions. Though he’s but to play a T20I towards India, he was a part of the final 5 ODIs towards the arch-rivals, and scored 158 runs with highest rating of 48. Sunday’s match will probably be an important alternative for him to attain his first fifty towards India.
Curiously, in three out of these 5 cases Babar was dismissed by spinner with Kuldeep Yadav (twice) and Kedar Jadav being the bowlers. None of them will probably be there on Sunday however India may have their new thriller spinner in Varun Chakravarthy to battle it out with Babar within the center overs. Chakravarthy has performed solely three T20I choosing up 2 wickets however has the expertise of 34 IPL matches the place he has picked up 38 wickets with a mean of 23.68 and strike price of 6.69 bowling towards a number of the greatest gamers on this format.