The two teams last faced each other a couple of years ago in the World Cup 2019 Group stage, where India thrashed their Asian neighbours by a convincing margin to keep their unbeatable record inevitable.
Both teams are coming into this match on the back of a couple of warm-up matches. Pakistan won their first game quite convincingly against the West Indies by 7 wickets while they lost the second warm-up match against South Africa on the last ball.
India, on the other hand, won both of their warm-up games by a convincing margin. They first thrashed England by 7 wickets and went on to defeat Australia by 8 wickets in their second game.
Both India and Pakistan will be eying to begin their campaign with a win, promising it to be a high-pressure clash.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats, updates and dream11 predictions of perfect fantasy team for Match 16 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 between India & Pakistan.
- Match: India vs Pakistan, Match 16
- Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
It’s a good wicket to bat on in the initial overs and there will be a big challenge for the batters to score runs at the late end of the innings. The highest score recorded so far here in the IPL leg was around 185. The teams chasing have won the majority of matches played here, and hence, bowling first will a preferable option.,
IND vs PAK Probable Playing XI
India Playing XI
Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.
Pakistan Playing XI
Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Imad Wasim, Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shoaib Malik, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches played is 150 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches —
- Matches Won: 1
- Matches Lost: 4
- No Result/Abandoned: 0
India & Pakistan Last 5 Matches Stats
IND vs PAK Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
|Player||Stats (T20I Carrer)|
|KL Rahul||1557 Runs|
|Rohit Sharma||2864 Runs|
|Virat Kohli||3159 Runs|
|Babar Azam||2204 Runs|
|Fakhar Zaman||1021 Runs|
IND vs PAK Captaincy Picks
- KL Rahul
- Rohit Sharma
- Babar Azam
IND vs PAK Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Mohammad Rizwan
- Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, KL Rahul, Fakhar Zaman
- All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Imad Wasim
- Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi
- Captain: KL Rahul
- Vice-Captain: Babar Azam
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Rishabh Pant
- Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam, KL Rahul, Fakhar Zaman
- All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Khan
- Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Hasan Ali, Varun Chakravarthy, Shaheen Afridi
- Captain: Rohit Sharma
- Vice-Captain: Hasan Ali
Probable Winner Of The Match
India is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.