The mother of all battles between the two teams will be renewed after last month’s Asia Cup thrillers. Pakistan, who reached the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE, will begin their campaign in Australia on Sunday, October 23, when they face arch-rival India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The Babar Azam-led team have had an edge over India in the last 12 months, winning twice in three meetings in the last 12 months. When India and Pakistan met in last year’s T20 World Cup in a group-stage match, Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam successfully chased down the 152-run target set by India without losing a wicket, giving Pakistan a convincing 10-wicket victory.
Former Pakistan captain Amir Sohail believes the Men in Green will dominate in Melbourne and made a blunt remark on India’s new batting sensation Suryakumar Yadav. The 56-year-old stated that if he had been captain of the current Pakistan team, he would have been unfazed by Suryakumar’s threat and would not have been able to bat like the great Viv Richards every day.
I Will Go With The Pakistani team – Aamer Sohail
“Maine baat kya ki, Pakistan ke bowlers. Pakistan ke bowling line-up ko saamne rakhke, I will go with the Pakistani team,” Aamer Sohail told Sports Tak.
“India ke team main bohot talent hai, lekin, mere liye aap Suryakumar ka naam lete hai ya auro ka naam lete hai, agar main Pakistan team ka captain hu toh yeh mujhe disturb nehin karenge. Kyunki roz roz aap Viv Richards ke tarah bat nehi kar sakte. Bhai woh ek hi naam tha. Kohli is a dangerous player. Rohit Sharma bhi hai,” he added.
Suryakumar has been considered the biggest threat in India’s batting line-up by veterans and legends of the game because of his remarkable performance in the format over the last year. He is also the second-highest-ranked player in the ICC T20I rankings, trailing only Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan.