T20 World Cup: Ahead of India vs Pakistan clash, a look at Team India’s top five match-winners against arch-rivals | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: As the Men in Blue gear up to face Pakistan in their ICC T20 World Cup showdown in New York, all attention turns to Team India’s stalwarts such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Hardik Pandya, who have consistently delivered against their arch-rivals across all formats over the years.
The highly anticipated T20 World Cup Group A clash between India and Pakistan is set to unfold on Sunday at New York’s Nassau County International Stadium.Following a convincing victory against Ireland, India enters the match with soaring confidence and momentum. Meanwhile, Pakistan, reeling from a defeat to co-hosts and World Cup debutants USA, aims to bounce back by triumphing over their longstanding rivals.
Before the monumental clash, let’s delve into the records of five of India’s key match-winners against Pakistan:
Virat Kohli:
T20 World Cup: 308 runs in five matches at an average of 308.00 and a strike rate of 132.75, including four half-centuries and a high score of 82*.
T20Is: 488 runs in 10 matches at an average of 81.33, striking at 123.85, featuring five half-centuries and a best of 82*.
Across all formats: 1,166 runs in 26 matches at an average of 61.36, with three centuries and seven half-centuries, including a top score of 183.
Rohit Sharma:
T20 World Cup: 68 runs in five matches, averaging 17.00, with a strike rate of 121.42, and a best of 30*.
T20Is: 114 runs in 10 matches at 14.25, striking at 118.75, with a high score of 30*.
Across all formats: 987 runs in 30 matches at 39.48, striking at 94.81, with two centuries and eight fifties, including a top score of 140.
Hardik Pandya:
T20 World Cup: 51 runs in two innings at 25.50, with a strike rate of 113.33, and a top score of 40. Also, four wickets in three matches at 13.74, with a best of 3/30.
T20Is: 84 runs in six matches at 21.00, striking at 127.27, with a top score of 40. Plus, 11 wickets in six matches at 12.00, with a best of 3/8.
Across all formats: 293 runs in 13 matches at 41.85, striking at 130.80, with two half-centuries, and 19 wickets at 18.26, with a best of 3/8.
Jasprit Bumrah:
T20 World Cups: One wicket in two matches at 54.00, with a strike rate of 42.00, and best figures of 1/32.
T20Is: Two wickets in three matches at 31.00, with a strike rate of 30.00, and an economy of 6.20, with best figures of 1/8.
Across all formats: Nine wickets in 11 matches at 32.66, striking at 40.7, with an economy rate of 4.80, and best figures of 2/19.
Kuldeep Yadav:
Across all formats: 12 wickets in six ODIs at 14.16, with a strike rate of 22.5, and an economy of 3.77, including best figures of 5/25.
A standout moment includes Kuldeep Yadav’s exceptional 5/25 in the Asia Cup finals in Colombo last year, which played a pivotal role in India’s victory, restricting Pakistan to a mere 128 runs while defending 357.
With these stellar performances in mind, anticipation mounts for an enthralling clash between these cricketing giants.


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