Cricket fans from all across the globe are excited for the upcoming clash between archrivals India and Pakistan on 24 October at Dubai International Stadium in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE and Oman.
With tickets for the India-Pakistan game getting sold out already is a measure of how eagerly fans are waiting for the high-intensity game.
While Pakistan will be looking to open their account against India in World Cups, the former Pakistan cricketer Azhar Mahmood doesn't feel it cannot change this time around.
Mahmood also admitted that he played in a much better team than the current one, but still couldn’t beat the Men in Blue.
“The match is expected to be tough because our players perform well in T20 format but the way India are playing themselves and the kind of team they have, definitely India will have the edge, but on the day, if our players click, I am sure we can beat them,” Mahmood told Cricket Pakistan.
“We played India twice at the Champions Trophy 2017. We lost the round game but beat them in the final. After that, we played them at the 2019 World Cup. Throughout World Cups, we haven’t had a good record against them. Even when we played, Pakistan did not have a great record against India at World Cups,” the ex-cricketer added.
As far as India is concerned, they haven’t lost a World Cup game against Pakistan in their last seven encounters.