New Delhi: India will be facing Pakistan for the first time after two years of ICC T20 World Cup 2019. The 16th match of the ICC T20 World Cup will take place on Sunday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium at 7:30 PM. Both the teams are a part of group 2 in the tournament.
Before, India played two warm-up matches in this tournament. In the first game, India successfully defeated England by 7 wickets. Whereas in the second game on batting first Australia scored 152-2 on the board. Steve Smith scored a half-century while Marcus Stonis secured 41 runs. However, India managed to win over them by 9 wickets with Rohit Sharma scoring 60.
On the contrary, Pakistan as well played two warm-up games against West Indies and South Africa. On batting first, West Indies was restricted to 130-7 which Pakistan easily chased down with 7 wickets in hand including Babar Azam’s half-century and Fakhar Zaman’s unbeaten 46.
Against South Africa, Pakistan batted first scoring 186-6 in 20 overs with Fakhar Zaman hitting 52 runs. However, South Africa pulled off a victory with 6 wickets in hand. Rassie van der Dussen’s unbeaten century (101) enabled his team to win the title of the match.
Weather forecast of Dubai:
Dubai on October 24 will experience 34° Celcius during the day and fall to 27° Celcius at night. The sky is ought to remain clear with only a 5% chance of rainfall. Besides, the humidity will be around 66%.
Pitch Report of Dubai International Cricket Stadium:
The surface of the stadium is a batting friendly-surface which will likely assist the batters. However, on some occasions, low scores have also been witnessed. Pacers will be at a benefit in the latter half of the match while the spinners may come in handy in the middle overs. The average 1st innings score in T20 international is 144, while in the 2nd innings is 122.