Today India-Pakistan high voltage match
Pak-India match in cricket means tension tension. The fans of both teams are excited about this match.
Due to political unrest, there are fewer matches between the two teams, so cricket lovers keep an eye on the India-Pakistan matches in the Asia Cup. The cricket lovers of the whole world will enjoy the match between the two teams in the league stage of the Asia Cup today at 8 pm Bangladesh time. Bangladesh Masudur Rahman Mukul will be the onfield umpire in this match. Gazi Sohail will be the fourth umpire.
Three countries have won the Asia Cup since 1984. India has won the most 7 times. Since then, Sri Lanka has lifted the trophy five times and Pakistan has won it twice.
India’s star batsman Virat Kohli will make a different kind of century if he comes down to play against arch-rivals Pakistan today. He will score a match century in international T20 career. So far, Kohli has played 99 matches in the short format. India-Pakistan last played a bilateral series in 2012. So India-Pakistan have to wait for ICC event or Asia Cup to face each other. This time India and Pakistan will fight on the stage of the Asia Cup. Before this, India-Pakistan met in the last T20 World Cup. Since then, the two teams have not met in any other match. Moreover, India-Pakistan have met 15 times on the stage of Asia Cup. India has a heavy margin of victory in this. Team India has won 8 times. Pakistan has won 5 times. And 2 matches were abandoned. 2016 Asia Cup was held in T20 format. India defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in that event. This time the Asia Cup will be in short format. So there is a lot of calculation before the match between the two teams. There is a lot of speculation about who is ahead of whom, who has more chances to win.
However, former Indian captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is not putting anyone ahead of the India-Pakistan clash. Bringing up the inherent uncertainty of the T20 format, he said, India-Pakistan match is like any other match. It is true that there is a different pressure. But Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli know well how to handle pressure. There is no forward or backward. Anything goes in T20. Indian captain Rohit Sharma, unwilling to think about these things before the match, said, “We lost in the last World Cup.” We did not play well as a team in that match. You have to give your best in this kind of match. But now we don’t think about what happened in the past. I want to start again from scratch in Asia Cup. How many times the two countries have faced each other in the past and who has won more, will have such statistics. But on the day of the match both the teams have to start from scratch. In my opinion, everyone is looking forward to this match. This is a very stressful match, no doubt about it. However, I want to keep the atmosphere of the team light.
Apart from this, the current and former cricketers of both sides consider the India-Pakistan fight as a match. But the cricketers in the team felt the pressure. With pressure mounting, India and Pakistan are desperate to win the battle for status. Earlier in the last T20 World Cup, Pakistan got a huge win by 10 wickets by blowing away India. Pakistan wins for the first time on the World Cup stage. Pakistan’s self-confidence is high in this latest victory and captain Babar feels that the team will be ahead to some extent. He said, we won the last match. The way we beat India was admirable. That win gives us extra motivation. But in my opinion, like any other match, India-Pakistan match always comes with added pressure. Cricketers have to fight against this pressure. Because everyone knows how important such a match is. So the cricketers are looking forward to win. This time we will enter the field to win.
Meanwhile, Kohli is entering the field today to test his return to form in the Asia Cup. The Indian star spoke about his mental state before the Pakistan match. In bad form, this cricketer has passed the time through various discussions and criticisms around. Moreover, Pakistan’s list of injuries before the Asia Cup is getting bigger. The main pacer Shaheen Afridi has been knocked out. Last day, another pacer Mohammad Wasim Jr. also got knocked out. In this situation, they have to find a new alternative. Hasan Ali has been included as a substitute before the India-Pakistan duel. Which again will be final subject to the permission of the event technical committee. However, in the most high-voltage match of the 15th season of Asia Cup T20 cricket, two arch-rivals India and Pakistan are facing each other today. The fight between the two countries has become known as the most prestigious in the cricket world. So every India-Pakistan match has extra excitement. This time is no exception.