Shoaib Akhtar predicts Pakistan as winner in the upcoming India-Pakistan clash in T20 World Cup and both teams will make it to the finals
The marquee tournament ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will be hosted in the United Arab Emirates in October. India was supposed to host the T20 World Cup this year, but COVID-19 pandemic BCCI shifted the tournament to UAE. The marquee tournament begins from October 17 to November 14. There is a lot of excitement among cricket fans to see this tournament. Especially to see the India and Pakistan rivalry on the cricket field.
The arch-rivals India and Pakistan are placed in the same group in this T20 World Cup. Both teams face each other in T20 cricket after 5 long years. The match between the arch-rivals India and Pakistan is one of the most followed matches in the sport and it sure grabs a lot of fans’ attention from fans during this tournament.
The former Pakistan cricketer and also legendary bowler Shoaib Akhtar made a bold prediction in this T20 World Cup. He said India and Pakistan will reach the finals of this T20 World Cup and Pakistan will beat India in the final.
Shoaib Akhtar said that “I have a feeling Pakistan and India will play in the T20 World Cup final and India will lose to Pakistan conditions in UAE will both favor and Pakistan”.
If there is no disruption in the future then the marquee tournament T20 World Cup will start from October 17 to November 14 this year. India and Pakistan will be joined by New Zealand.
Afghanistan and two other qualifiers from Round 1 in Group 2 of the Super 12 stage. Group1 will feature two-time and reigning champions West India along with Australia, England, and South Africa and two other qualifiers.
The fact to be noted is that the arch-rivals India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral series over a decade. Both teams continued to face each other in the ICC marquee tournament. Since the 2011 World Cup, India and Pakistan have faced each other in all the ICC tournaments. The only tournament both teams have not faced and conducted by ICC was the recently concluded World Test Championship (WTC).
India has won all the matches in the ICC tournaments except losing one game to arch-rivals Pakistan: the 2017 Champions Trophy finals.