The 2021 T20 World Cup will bear witness to another standoff between the Asian heavyweights- India and Pakistan. The match will mark the first meeting between the arch-rivals since their infamous match in the 2019 World Cup where India remarkably beat Pakistan. The stage is set and the hype is unreal as the anticipation continues to grow wild with every passing second. In conclusion, let’s take a deep dive into India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Head-to-Head Records.
Head to Head Records:
India and Pakistan have squared off on five prior occasions in the T20 World Cup going as far back as 2007. However, Pakistan is yet to beat the Men-in-Blue on the grandest T20 stage of them all. India has dominated their notorious neighbors as they’ve left with the winner’s share of the purse on all occasions. However, their first encounter in Durban was tied and the result was decided via a bowl-out. India came out victorious in the bowl-out as well. India famously beat Pakistan in the finals of the 2007 T20 World Cup to become the inaugural champions. The highest total posted by India is 157 runs while the highest score posted by Pakistan is 152 when these two teams have clashed with each other in WC. Similarly,118 is the lowest total posted by Pakistan and 119 is the lowest total posted by India in the marquee event.
India vs Pakistan Highest & Lowest Team Totals against each other in T20 World Cup
Ind vs Pak Top performers in T20 World Cup
Virat Kohli is ruling the charts as far as the batting stats of the T20 games between the T20 giants are concerned. The 32-year-old has scored an impressive 169 runs in just 3 games, followed by Misbah-ul-Haq (96) and Shoaib Malik (82). “King” Kohli is yet to be dismissed by Pakistan in T20 World Cup as he has remained not-out in all his outings with the bat against them. As far as the bowling department is concerned, Irfan Pathan has picked up the most wickets with 6 scalps under his belt. Irfan is followed by former Pakistani paces Mohammad Asif (5) and Umar Gul (4).
|Rank||Highest Run Scorer||Most Wicket Takers|
|1.||Virat Kohli -Ind (169)||Irfan Pathan – Ind (6)|
|2.||Misbah-ul-Haq – Pak (96)||Mohammad Asif – Pak (5)|
|3.||Shoaib Malik – Pak (82)||Umar Gul – Pak (4)|
Match 19: India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets, Kolkata, 2016
Upon being asked to bat first by Indian skipper MS Dhoni, Pakistan had a slow start to their innings owing to the sluggish conditions. The pitch favored spinners as the batters had a tough time getting used to the uneven surface. As a result, Suresh Raina provided India with the breakthrough, dismissing Sharjeel for 17. Wickets in the form of Ahmed Shahzad (25) and Afridi (8) soon fell as India tightened their grip over the match. Cameos from Umar Akmal (22) and Shoaib Malik (26) tried to steady the sinking Pakistani ship but it succumbed to India’s disciplined bowling. As a result, Pakistan could only manage to score a below-par total of 118/5 in 18 overs (DLS).
India had a shaky start to their innings as Rohit (10), Shikhar (6) and Raina (0) departed early, leaving the Men-in-Blue in a sticky situation. Pakistan had their tails up after restricting India for 23/3 in 4 overs and was eyeing an upset. Enter: Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli. The duo joined hands and carefully knitted a solid partnership, putting to rest all of Pakistan’s hopes. Virat lit up the Eden Gardens with his breathtaking shots and carried on his purple patch. He also went on to make an unbeaten fifty in the process. At the outset, India comfortably emerged victorious by 6 wickets and 13 balls remaining. Virat Kohli was awarded the Man of the Match award for his fascinating performance (55* off 37) with the bat.
MS Dhoni has captained India to 5 wins over Pakistan in ICC T20 World Cups. With Mahi back in the side, the morale in the Indian camp would be high. Skipper Virat Kohli has the chance to continue the reign of dominance cemented by his former skipper. This year’s edition of the T20 World Cup will mark Virat Kohli’s last hurrah as T20 skipper. The 32-year-old would like to continue India’s unblemished win-loss record against Pakistan. Babar Azam, on the other hand, would be eager to prove just how good a leader and batsman he is. As the no. 1 ODI batsman in the world leads Pakistan to their sixth encounter with India in the T20 World Cup. Above all, we’re in for a treat as both the parties are ready to give it their all for the glory of their motherland.
India Vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Head-To-Head Records
|Date||Winner||Margin||Man of the Match||Venue|
|14-Sep-2007||India (Bowlout)||Tie||Mohammad Asif (Pak)||Durban|
|24-Sep-2007||India||5 runs||Irfan Pathan (Ind)||Johannesburg|
|30-Sep-2012||India||8 wickets||Virat Kohli (Ind)||Colombo|
|21-Mar-2014||India||7 wickets||Amit Mishra (Ind)||Dhaka|
|19-Mar-2016||India||6 wickets||Virat Kohli (Ind)||Kolkata|