PAK Playing 11: In the Match 16 of the T20 World Cup 2021, the Pakistan team willlock horns with the Indian team. They secured 1 win in 2 warmup matches that were scheduled ahead of the starting of the tournament.
They lost their warmup match against South Africa after failing to defend their score of 186 runs. The key contributors in the batting department will be 52 from Fakhar Zaman and 32 from Asif Ali. While Imad Wasim and Shaheen Afridi picked 2 wickets each, wile the other bowlers could not do enough for winning the match
The Pakistan team have been an average side in the ICC tournaments, and need spirited performance from their players to fetch a crucial win against India to get the momentum going. They are coming into this tournament into this game after losing to South Africa, and will need to improve the bowling performances.
The openers will be Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, while Zaman will follow them. In the middle order, the team has the experience of Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez, with Asif Ali and Imad as the finisher. The bowlers will be Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, and Haris Rauf.
PAK Playing 11 (likely)
Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf
WATCH IND vs PAK LIVE on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar App. The wait is almost over with the top asian nations will clash in the T20 World Cup game. It will be a tough competition between both the teams, as they have talented set of players suitable for the T20 format. But, India will certainly be in a better position of all their cases covered and have played in United Arab Emirates for the past 1-2 months. But, the Pakistan team also know the conditions well and have an experienced line up capable to make a turnaround in critical situations.
1. Babar Azam
The leader of the Pakistan cricket team will be confident of his abilites and performances leading up to the tournament. Babar has the capability to stabilize the team well in crucial situations and can acclereate to keep the run rate steady, when required.
2. Mohammad Rizwan
The highest run scorer in the T20 format from from Pakistan will be one of the best picks for this fixture. He has been fearless in providing a fantastic start to the team with his ball striking capabilities. In 43 T20I matches, he has scored 1065 runs.
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3. Shaheen Afridi
Shaheen has been the best bowler in the T20 format for the past few years in the Pakistan cricket. He has optimum pace and accuracy to pick wickets with the power play and death overs. In 30 T20I matches, he has picked up 32 wickets and is coming into this tournament after a fine domestic performance.
4. Fakhar Zaman
The fierce striker of the cricket ball has a fantastic track record of performing well against the Indian team with the capability to take the game easily away from the opposition. In 53 T20Is, he has scored 1021 runs at an average of 21.72
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