India and Pakistan are set to face off towards each-other in a blockbuster T20 World Cup 2021 conflict on October 24 this 12 months. World’s prime T20 batsmen Virat Kohli and Babar Azam shall be main India and Pakistan respectively and the confrontation has already begun with greater than a month left for the explosive conflict.
Babar Azam, who will make his captaincy debut in Indo-Pak clashes at the T20 World Cup, has defined why Kohli’s facet may have a onerous time in crossing swords along with his crew. With the 2021 World Cup set to be contested within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman, Babar Azam felt that the World Cup is like a dwelling event for the 2009 world champions though India are precise hosts of the occasion.
“India will be under more pressure, as compared to Pakistan, during the T20 World Cup match as they have not played T20 cricket as a group for quite a while. India are currently playing Test cricket and after that, they will get busy with franchise cricket. The UAE is like our home ground and we will try to give our 100 percent on the field,” Babar Azam was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.
Azam-led Pakistan had just lately introduced the One Day International (ODI) squad for the bilateral collection with New Zealand. Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Wasim, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Zahid Mahmood have obtained their maiden call-ups for the New Zealand ODI collection.
Following the announcement of the schedul, Azam had warned India and different collaborating groups that Pakistan shall be a drive to reckon with as for them the upcoming T20 World Cup, which can happen in UAE, is like a dwelling occasion.
Speaking to the ICC website, Azam said, “For Pakistan, the T20 World Cup is like a dwelling occasion because the UAE has been our venue for greater than a decade. We haven’t solely nurtured our expertise and developed our facet within the UAE however have additionally overwhelmed the highest sides in these situations to peak to No. 1 within the ICC T20I crew rankings. All the gamers are excited, motivated, and enthusiastic, and examine this event as a chance to showcase our prowess and re-establish our superiority within the shortest format of the sport in situations that swimsuit us finest.”
Babar Azam-led Pakistan will even face New Zealand and Afghanistan in Group 2 of the Super 12s stage, together with two qualifiers from Round 1. They will play New Zealand at the identical venue on October 27 and tackle Afghanistan in Dubai on October 29.