This was the first time in the history of the World Cup when Pakistan defeated India. At the same time, in the Asia Cup 2022 also, Pakistan’s team was seen dominating India. In such a situation, it is expected that in the upcoming World Cup also Babar and Company can give dust to Team India.
India’s death bowling weakened without Bumrah
If we look at the bowling of Team India, then in the last few years, Indian bowlers have looted runs in the death overs. Be it Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel or Arshdeep Singh. None of these three have been able to leave their mark in the death overs. Along with this, Jasprit Bumrah has also been ruled out of the World Cup due to injury, which has increased India’s troubles. Due to poor bowling, Team India lost in Super 4 against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022.
Indian batsmen surrender ahead of Pakistan’s fast bowling
During the T20 World Cup 2021, it was seen that India’s legendary batsmen Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli were seen surrendering in front of Pakistan’s pace attack. Shaheen Shah Afridi took three wickets for 31 runs, which included the wickets of Rahul, Rohit and Kohli. At that time it came out that the batsmen of Team India are still not able to stand in front of the left-arm bowlers. In such a situation, it will not be easy for the Men in Blue to deal with Shaheen Shah Afridi in the upcoming World Cup.
Rizwan and Babar’s recent performance
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have emerged as the highlight of Pakistan’s batting lineup over the years. They have been a very prolific opening pair in international cricket as they have scored 1897 runs in 37 innings at an average of 54.2 while batting together as openers. The same pair defeated India by 10 wickets in the T20 World Cup 2021 and led their team to victory.