The ICC World T20 tournament is going to start tomorrow (September 18th, 2012). A principal rival, India & Pakistan are practicing today in Colombo.
India and Pakistan are placed in two different groups i.e. Group A and D respectively. A match between India and Pakistan has always been the most awaited and enjoyable moment in Indian cricket. These two countries can play with each other only if India will finish first in Group A and Pakistan will finish second in Group D or vice-a-versa. In the absence of transposition loom, today's match is all we have to enjoy.
Pakistan cricketers are unpredictable as they loose the match one day and end up beating the rivals next day. They are not relying on senior batsmen as there are new young batsmen like Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq and fast bowlers like Junaid Khan.
India has a strong batting line up as Virehder Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Dhoni & Gautam Gambhir always release the pressure by hookups & exciting stroke play. India played well in World Twenty20 in South Africa 2007 but failed to qualify in the semi-finals in England and the West Indies.
Indo-Pakistan match is always a high voltage tournament collided.
Team line up includes following players for India and Pakistan
India: M S Dhoni (captain/wicket-keeper), Gautam Gambhir, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Piyush Chawla, Ashok Dinda, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virat Kohli, Irfan Pathan, Suresh Raina, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh.
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Abdul Razzaq, Asad Shafiq, Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmal (wicket-keeper), Mohammad Sami, Nasir Jamshed, Raza Hasan, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Yasir Arafat.