New Delhi. Team India has selected 15 players for the T20 World Cup. These 15 veterans have an important responsibility to get the team the World Cup title (T20 World Cup 2021) after 14 years. Team India has not won the T20 World Cup title since 2007. But one record that can trouble the Indian team is the experience of playing T20 International matches in the UAE. Even though all the players of the team have landed in the matches of IPL in UAE. But the experience of international matches is different. The World Cup matches are to be held from October 17 to November 14. A total of 16 teams are participating in the tournament.
There is also Pakistan in Team India’s group. Apart from New Zealand and Afghanistan, India also has to face two qualifier teams. But Team India has not played a single T20 International match in UAE so far. On the other hand, Pakistan’s team has played here against 36 T20 Internationals. That is, he is 36 steps ahead of us. This can get him an advantage in the World Cup. Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistan team has already said this. He had said in the past that playing in the UAE is like home for us.
Afghanistan also has big experience
Afghanistan’s team has also played 33 T20 International matches in UAE. Not only this, he has also won 26 matches. On the other hand, if we look at the record of New Zealand included in Team India’s group, it has played 7 T20 matches in UAE. However, he has won only one match. But his experience is more than that of Team India. On the other hand, in the second group, teams from Australia, England, West Indies and South Africa have also played against T20 Internationals in UAE.
India and Pakistan clash in Dubai
Team India has to face Pakistan in the first match of T20 World Cup. This match is to be played in Dubai on 24 October. Here the Pakistan team has played 25 T20 matches. Has won in 14, while the team has lost in 10. As a team, the experience of playing the most international T20s on the field is with the Pakistan team. Pakistan has also won the T20 World Cup title only once in 2009. In such a situation, he also has a good chance of capturing the title. Pakistan team is the only team to win more than 100 matches in T20 International.
India and Pakistan have played only 8 T20 matches
Due to the dispute between India and Pakistan, bilateral series are not being held for a long time. For this reason, matches are seen between the two only during big tournaments. So far 8 T20 International matches have been played between the two countries. India has won in 7 while Pakistan’s team has been able to register victory in only one match. Team India has the upper hand in terms of this record. There have been 5 matches between the two in the T20 World Cup. Team India is ahead 5-0.
This is the 7th season of the T20 World Cup. India, Pakistan, England and Sri Lanka have won the tournament title once each. West Indies team is the defending champion of the tournament and has won the most 2 times. This time Australia, New Zealand and South Africa would also like to improve the record.
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