Venue – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Time – 07:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network
The pitch in Dubai has been a useful one for batting over the years. In recent times, the chasing teams have tasted a lot of success as well. A fairly high-scoring game seems to be in store.
Average score: 143 (62 T20Is in Sharjah)
Record of Chasing teams: Won – 27, Lost – 24, Tied – 1
Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Nawaz/Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Bench: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Asif Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haider Ali/Mohammad Nawaz
Matches- 8, India – 6, Pakistan – 1, Tied- 1
In T20 World Cups
Matches- 5, India – 4, Pakistan – 0, Tied – 1
Probable best batter of the match
Babar Azam (Pakistan)
Babar Azam has been stupendous for Pakistan over the years, especially in the T20 format. Earlier this year, he also scored a century against South Africa. Along with Mohammad Rizwan, he has made opponents struggle at the top of the order. Against India, Babar needs to be on top of his game as the Men in Blue have a power-packed bowling unit.
Probable best bowler of the match
Jasprit Bumrah (India)
Jasprit Bumrah was in stupendous form for the Mumbai Indians in the 2021 edition of the IPL. The pacer is known for hitting the right channels and absorbing pressure in crunch moments. In the warm-up games, he looked at his best and must be raring to go. If he finds his rhythm, Pakistan could be in for a lot of trouble.