Pakistan cannot be with India in the World Cup. Even in the golden age of Pakistan cricket, the team would have died if the World Cup had come. Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Abdul Qadir could not. Even Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Saeed Anwar have shown their mettle in the bilateral or tri-nation series against India, but they have gone to the World Cup to win. In the last one decade, the performance graph of the two teams is completely opposite.
Now in a face-to-face fight, no matter what the tournament, India is considered the favorite. India, which has always been ahead in batting, is still ahead. And to make up for the lack of pace bowling, India is now one of the best attacks in the world. So now he is playing against Pakistan with the favorite badge. The two teams are facing each other in the T20 World Cup on October 24. Everyone is putting India ahead in that. Many former Pakistan cricketers do not see any hope.
Babar Azam has not yet agreed to give up. Babar is thinking of losing to India considering the condition, the form of the team. All teams are busy preparing for the last minute before the World Cup. Although the World Cup started on 16 October, the Super Twelve episode started on 23 October. In other words, one of the best matches of the tournament will be seen on the second day. India and Pakistan will meet in Dubai on October 24. India-Pakistan matches are now rare due to political unrest. There is no way to watch India-Pakistan match without three tournaments in World Cup, Champions Trophy and Asia Cup.
And on the occasion of the World Cup, Pakistan can not give any positive news in this case. In 2016, Pakistan surprised everyone by winning the Champions Tuffy title, also losing to India. But the 2019 World Cup has proved again, they are not being cut off from the World Cup. Pakistan also lost the match by a huge margin due to rain.
The two teams have met 12 times in the ODI and T20 World Cups. Despite being seen seven times in the ODI World Cup and five times in the T20 World Cup, Pakistan has never won. This time, Pakistan has to go down with the aim of changing history. India’s form in international cricket for some time now, they are now favorites in any condition. Under Virat Kohli, the team has become not only a domestic tiger but also a lion outside.
Babar Azam, however, is not giving up
His idea is that Pakistan will win the match on October 24. He expressed his firm belief in the conversation with the ICC. “We have been playing cricket in the UAE for 3-4 years,” he said. We know this condition well. We know how the wicket will behave and how the batsmen have to adapt. Those who play well on the day of the match will win. If you ask me, I will say, we will win.
Babar wants to keep Pakistan ahead by thinking about the conditions. Meanwhile, all Indian cricketers have been playing regularly in the UAE for a month. Thanks to the IPL, all the cricketers in the Indian team, even the alternate players, have adapted to all the venues in the UAE.
Meanwhile, Babar is going to play this first T20 World Cup. He is going to the World Cup as a captain. In the first Test, he will be able to bear the burden of expectations and beat India, “said the young Pakistan captain.” We know the pressure and intensity of all the matches. I also know that the pressure of the first match is high. Hopefully, we will win this match and move forward with the confidence we got from it. Our confidence and morale as a team is very high now. We will not dwell on the past, we will dwell on the future. We are getting ready for it. I am confident we are well prepared and will play good cricket that day.