The Super 12 stage in the ICC T20 World Cup has started. India and Pakistan teams will face each other in their first match of this tournament today. Both the teams will clash for the sixth time in the T20 World Cup. This T20 clash between the two arch-rival teams will be played at the International Cricket Stadium in Dubai from 7:30 pm.
In the World Cup being hosted by India in UAE and Oman, this time India and Pakistan have been kept in the same group. This match between the two will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. So let's know about the weather and pitch of Dubai.
The weather in Dubai is not very hot in the month of October. In such a situation, the same weather is expected on Sunday during the India-Pakistan match. On this day, the maximum temperature in Dubai is going to be 34 and the minimum is 26 degrees. The weather will be clear and there is no chance of rain. But dew will be a big factor in the match of the night.
Some matches of the second phase of IPL 2021 were also played on this ground just before the World Cup. The league final also took place here. During that time the pitch of Dubai was a bit slow. Team India also played both their practice matches on this ground and even then the pitch did not show much change. However, the Indian batsmen performed well here and played a key role in the team's victory.
So far 61 T20 Internationals have been played at this ground, in which the team batting first has won 34 while the team batting first has won 26 matches. During IPL 2021 also, 13 matches were played here, in which the run-chasing team won the maximum 9 matches, while the team batting first could achieve success in only 4 matches.
At present, the role of dew is going to be more here, which was also seen in practice matches and IPL. The dew makes it a bit easier to chase here. In such a situation, both the teams here would like to bowl first after winning the toss.
There have been a total of 12 matches between India and Pakistan including the ODI and T20 World Cup. Out of this, India has won the toss eight times. Seven times Team India has won matches while batting first. Team India batted first in the India-Pakistan match that was tied during the group round in the 2007 World Cup.
India: 192/5 (Ahmedabad, 2012)
A minimum score between the two teams-
Pakistan: 83/10 (Asia Cup 2016, Dhaka)