T20 World Cup 2024, IND vs PAK Match Up: Top 5 Player Battles to Watch Out For

Published on: Jun 9, 2024 3:07 pm IST|Updated on: Jun 9, 2024 3:07 pm IST

T20 World Cup 2024, IND vs PAK Match Up: Top 5 Player Battles to Watch Out For

India and Pakistan will resume their rivalry as the two teams will meet in the 19th match of the T20 World Cup 2024 on Sunday. India defeated Ireland in the last game and will be eyeing back-to-back wins here. On the other hand, Pakistan lost their previous match to the USA and they are in somewhat a do-or-die situation as another defeat will potentially kill their campaign.

IND vs PAK Top 5 Player Battles

1 – Rohit Sharma vs Shaheen Afridi

Matches 2
Runs 4
Balls 6
Outs 1

Shaheen Afridi has a knack for picking up wickets with the new ball and he could trouble the Indian skipper with the incoming delivery. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma can take the game away inside the powerplay and he will be eager to win this battle against Shaheen Afridi to set the tone for India.

2 – Virat Kohli vs Mohammad Amir

Matches 2
Runs 16
Balls 20
Outs 0

Mohammad Amir has always bolwed well against India and he will be key bowler for Pakistan. On the other hand, Virat Kohli has always performed well against Pakistan. Virat Kohli and Mohammad Amir has produced many amazing battles in the past and it will be a battle to watch out for in this contest.

3 – Mohammad Rizwan vs Arshdeep Singh

Matches 3
Runs 23
Balls 23
Outs 1

Mohammad Rizwan is one of the pillars of Pakistan batting, while Arshdeep Singh will bowl with the new ball for India. The left-arm pacer could swing the new ball both ways. Rizwan has his vulnerabilities against out swing deliveries and Arshdeep Singh could nip him out early in the game.

4 – Babar Azam vs Jasprit Bumrah

Matches 1
Runs 13
Balls 10
Outs 0

Babar Azam is the main man for Pakistan, while Jasprit Bumrah is India’s bowling unit. Babar Azam’s wicket could break the backbone of Pakistan’s batting and Jasprit Bumrah will be eager to remove the Pakistan skipper early to gain advantage for Men in Blue.

5 – Suryakumar Yadav vs Haris Rauf

Matches 1
Runs 11
Balls 5
Outs 1

Suryakumar Yadav is India’s attacking option in the middle order, while Haris Rauf is Pakistan’s attacking option after the powerplay. The right-handed batter can attack the opposition in the middle overs and he will be eager to leave a mark in the vital game. Furthermore, he likes the pace coming to his bat.

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