T20 World Cup 2012 India (Group A) vs Pakistan (Group D) matches

T20 World Cup 2012 India (Group A) vs Pakistan (Group D) matches

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.

  1. M.S. Dhoni vs Mohammad Hafeez: They are coolest captains but situation of match can't keep them calm as both wanted to win. Both the captains are always bent upon winning the match, even if they loose it should a honourble defeat.
  2. Abdul Razzaq vs Virender Sehwag: India wanted Virender to be fired against Pakistan by getting extra runs but then was under pressure and dismissed earliest. Abdul Razzag dismissed Virender twice in his career. Can Sehwag break that pressure and make a big scoring?
  3. Shahid Afridi vs Gautam Gambhir: They both are on good terms with each other on the field. Gautan Gambhir was injured while practicing against Srilanka and might come as opening batsman tomorrow.
  4. Irfan Pathan vs Shahid Afridi: Irfan Pathan is in good form as he looked up as a good starter. He has taken five wickets against Sri Lanka previously. Afridi is known for destroying the opposition. Lets see what's the strategy they have.
  5. Saeed Ajmal vs India’s big hitters: Indian batsmen are advised to judge the Pakistan spinners and if they will go for bigger shots then they might come in for a well-rehearsed trap. India has big hitters like Yuvraj singh, Suresh Raina, Dhoni, Virat Kohli who need to pay attention to Ajmal’s bowling.

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.