Pakistan-India to kick off Super 10s stage of World T20
MIRPUR: The Super 10s stage of World T20 will be kicked off with the match between Pakistan and India to be played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on March 21 (Friday), ARY News reported.
Dew will remains a big concern at Mirpur, and the side bowling first will have advantaged a little less than otherwise. This pitch is expected help spinners helping the ball to turn.
Analyzing the behavior of pitch, there will be the main role of spinners in the match. Pakistan will eye Saeed Ajmal to perform while India will look forward to Ravichandran Ashwin to do something magical.
Ajmal, in particular, has given India much grief. Even Tendulkar couldn't pick his doosra. The Indians now are facing unorthodox net bowlers to simulate Ajmal.
On the other hand, in two Twenty20 matches against Pakistan, Ashwin has conceded only 44 runs for three wickets.
So there is evidence to suggest both raise their game against each other, a traditional barometer of the quality of a cricketer from India or Pakistan.
The two teams feature match winning player, if Pakistan comprises Shahid Afridi, who is capable to destroy bowling department of opponent, India has MS Dhoni, capable enough to turn the from any situation.
As a team there are many clear differences between the two, Pakistan and India. India stable, at times to the point of stubbornness but still stable. Pakistan happy to chop and change, their captain's neck always under the block. India with their batsmen. Pakistan with their bowlers. India with their love of the chase. Pakistan defence.