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Pakistan vs. India: Babar-Rizwan opening pair pose a serious threat to India

The matchup between India and Pakistan is the biggest game played on a cricket field. as well as one that will be on Sunday cards (tomorrow).

The Asia T20 Cup will include a match between the two neighbouring countries, who have a rocky cricketing history. India will be extremely careful in the much awaited showpiece after being flogged by a massive margin of ten wickets by the Green Shirts in the T20 World Cup game on October 24, 2021, last year in Dubai.

And India would find it difficult to dash Pakistan’s ambitions.With their opening duo of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan set to pose a serious threat to the Indians, the Green Shirts, who have established excellent T20 cricket credentials over the years, can duplicate their World Cup victory from a year ago against India.

Rizwan is unquestionably the most dangerous T20 player the world has produced in recent years, with Babar having established his dominance as the most dependable batter in all three formats with astounding regularity. Given their extensive playing history together, both players are adept at managing any top attack with an enviable ease when opening the T20 format innings. Rizwan is too ruthless when it’s his day, while Babar is too graceful in his approach.

India, one of the hot favourites in the six-nation competition, will face a serious threat from the contracting characters.

Both of them could win the match if they bat for a few overs. Along with knowing one another and being quite trustworthy, both can occasionally apply significant pressure to Indians with their singles and twos, which is necessary in T20 cricket.

Despite his inconsistent results in longer formats, Rizwan has consistently demonstrated a killer instinct in T20 cricket. His most recent employment with Sussex confirms this.

Rizwan had a fantastic year in 2021, scoring 1326 runs in 26 innings, including 12 fifty-pluses and one hundred. Additionally, he was the batter who, to date, scored the most runs in the format in a single calendar year.

And in the 2021 T20 World Cup, the wicket-keeper batsman from Peshawar will try to improve on his heroics from the previous game.

Babar scored the second-most runs in T20 cricket in 2021, after Rizwan. And despite dominating cricket for the preceding two years or so, he has never displayed any indications of losing his mojo.