It is a match we have all been waiting for with bated breath for a long time. Rivals India and Pakistan teams are set to fight it out on the cricket field in the resounding presence of the enthusiastic 25,000 odd crowd at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh for the T20 Asia Cup 2016 series on 27th Feb.
The history of Asia Cup has favored India with 5 series wins while Pakistan has been able to take home the prestigious Cup only twice in the last 12 editions of the series in 2000 and 2012. They have met for a total of ten matches in the Asia Cup, tying with 5 wins each. Unlike the previous Asia Cup matches, this is the first time the teams will be playing against each other in the T20 format.
Strangely enough, the teams haven’t met for even a single final in the Asia Cup so far. An India-Pakistan final is an ultimate treat for any cricket fan with temperatures rising and the players electrifying the entire ambience with an unparalleled passion and singular determination to beat the other team. This match will be a crucial step in the direction for both the teams.
Both the teams are, by default, geared to bring their A game to the field when it is an India vs Pakistan match. The Indian Team enters the fray brimming with confidence after posting their first Asia Cup 2016 win against hosts Bangladesh. Pakistan will be playing its first match of the series, a bit of a disadvantage for the team, especially since their recent track record in the T20 international matches hasn’t been up to the mark.
Ably led by MS Dhoni, the Indian team has its players hitting top form - top order batsmen Rohit Sharma, Shikar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Pawan Negi, and Yuvraj Singh, all rounder Ravichandran Ashwin, Jusprit Bumrah bowlers Ashish Nehra and Hardik Pandya giving their best in the T20 cricket matches. Pakistan, riding high on the recently held Pakistan Super League is yet to perfect the right winning combination of players that will take it closer to a T20 series win. The focus will be on the youngsters Khurram Manzoor and Mohammad Amir who has rejoined the team after a 5 year ban due to spot fixing charges.
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