The match between India and Pakistan in the T20 World Cup in 2021 will be one of the most anticipated matches in cricket history. This epic match will take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on October 24, 2021.
Former England cricketer Monty Panesar has remarked that Pakistan is an unpredictable team before this major upcoming live T20 match. Despite the fact that Pakistan can beat any cricket team in the world on their day, Panesar believes India would have the upper hand over Pakistan due to their overall record versus their arch-rivals.
“You just can’t predict Pakistan. Only Pakistan can beat Pakistan. On their day, they can beat any team in the world. Pakistan are really motivated this time and wouldn’t spare any team. But India will have an upper hand, considering their overall records against Pakistan. Pakistan will be under pressure, not India,” said Monty Panesar in a chat with TOI.
Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi, according to Monty Panesar, are two players who will be vital for Pakistan. Afridi is a fantastic fast bowler, according to the 39-year-old, who will be looking to scalp a number of Indian batsmen. KL Rahul and Indian captain Virat Kohli, according to Panesar, would have had some experience against left-arm speed bowling.
Monty Panesar finished by predicting that if India's bowlers can take Babar Azam's wicket early in the game, Pakistan's batting order will crumble.
“For Pakistan, Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi (are the key). Shaheen is a wonderful left-arm seamer and he will eye more and more Indian wickets. I am sure Virat and KL Rahul have enough practice against the left-arm seamers. If India bowlers get rid of Babar Azam early, they can destroy Pakistan like a pack of cards,” concluded Monty Panesar.
Monty Panesar represented England in 50 Tests, 26 live ODIs, and one Twenty20 International. In the year 2013, he played his final international match for England.