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IND vs PAK: Head to head records in ICC T20 World Cup

Published at :June 8, 2024 at 7:18 PM
Modified at :June 8, 2024 at 7:18 PM
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Jatin Khandelwal


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The IND vs PAK encounter at the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 will be played in New York on June 9.

The fiercest rivalry in cricket will resume on June 9 in New York as IND vs PAK is set to take centerstage this Sunday in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. They are placed in Group B.

This high-voltage encounter will be hosted at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, which has come under the scanner for its pitch, that has been termed dangerous for the batters by fans and experts.

According to a report in the BCC, the Indian team management, headed by Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid, even expressed unhappiness with the surface as Rohit and Rishabh Pant got hit on their arms during their match against Ireland.

The ICC posted a statement acknowledging the difficulty faced by the batters and assured everyone that the ground staff would look to “remedy the situation and deliver the best possible surfaces for the remaining matches.”

This is the second match for both teams in the ongoing competition. They have had opposite results in their opening game of the tournament. While India thumped Ireland by 8 wickets in New York, Pakistan lost to the USA in Dallas in the Super Over after the regular game finished in a tie.

IND vs PAK head to head record in T20 World Cup: India (6) – Pakistan (1)

India and Pakistan have faced off in seven games in the men’s T20 World Cup. Six of those games were won by India, including a bowl-out in the 2007 T20 World Cup. Pakistan have defeated India only once in T20 World Cup, which came in 2021 in Dubai.

The last meeting of the two arch-rivals was in the T20 World Cup 2022 at the MCG, where Virat Kohli played arguably the greatest T20I knock by an Indian and hit one of the most famous sixes in the history of the game.

India and Pakistan have met only once in a knockout game in the T20 World Cup – in the final of the 2007 edition when MS Dhoni’s side defeated Pakistan by five runs in Johannesburg.

Most runs for India in IND vs PAK ICC T20 World Cup matches

Expectedly, Kohli leads the charts for most runs for India against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup history. In five knocks. he has cracked 308 runs and has been dismissed only once. Four of those knocks have been half-centuries. Kohli is way ahead of the second-best Indian batter against Pakistan in the competition.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Image source: Twitter)

Most runs by Indian batsmen against Pakistan in T20 World Cup:

  1. Virat Kohli – 308 runs
  2. Gautam Gambhir – 75 runs
  3. Rohit Sharma – 68 runs
  4. Yuvraj Singh – 59 runs
  5. Robin Uthappa – 58 runs

Most runs for Pakistan in IND vs PAK ICC T20 World Cup matches:

For Pakistan, it is their former skipper Shoaib Malik who has scored the most runs against their arch-rivals at the T20 World Cup. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are also in the top five courtesy of their fifties in the clash in the 2021 T20 World Cup.

Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik. Image-ICC

Most runs by Pakistan batsmen against India in T20 World Cup:

  1. Shoaib Malik – 100 runs
  2. Misbah-ul-Haq – 96 runs
  3. Mohammad Rizwan – 83 runs
  4. Umar Akmal – 76 runs
  5. Babar Azam – 68 runs

Most wickets for India in IND vs PAK ICC T20 World Cup matches

Irfan Pathan, who was the Man of the Match in the 2007 T20 World Cup final, has picked most wickets by an Indian bowler against Pakistan in this competition.

Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan. Image-Twitter

Most wickets by Indian bowlers against Pakistan in T20 World Cup:

  1. Irfan Pathan – 6 wickets
  2. Hardik Pandya – 4 wickets
  3. RP Singh – 4 wickets
  4. Arshdeep Singh – 3 wickets
  5. Lakshmipathy Balaji – 3 wickets

Most wickets for Pakistan in IND vs PAK ICC T20 World Cup matches

Former pacer Mohammad Asif leads the tally of most wickets among Pakistani bowlers against India in T20 World Cup games with five scalps, followed by Umar Gul.

Most wickets by Pakistan bowlers against India in T20 World Cup:

  1. Mohammad Asif – 5 wickets
  2. Umar Gul – 4 wickets
  3. Haris Rauf – 3 wickets
  4. Shaheen Afridi – 3 wickets
  5. Shahid Afridi – 3 wickets

India and Pakistan to meet each other eighth time in ICC T20 World Cup:

Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam
Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam. Image-ICC

Their upcoming clash in New York is virtually a must-win game for Pakistan. If they lose this one, the fate of their qualification to the Super 8 will not remain entirely in their own hands.

For India, a victory will all but seal their place in Super 8, considering their remaining matches after this are against USA and Canada.

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