T20 World Cup: Pakistan set to lock horns with India today
NEW YORK: (Web Desk) Babar Azam-led Pakistan cricket team is all set to face India’s Rohit Sharma and his men today during the ongoing T20 World Cup.

 The Group A match will be played at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. The match will kick off at 7:30pm. The tickets for the high-profile encounter were sold out months ago.

A loss in today’s match will significantly diminish Pakis­tan’s chances to qualify for the Super Eight stage of the 20-nation spectacle.

Following a shocking loss against USA, Babar had acknowledged that his team had a tendency to underestimate less established ones at major tournaments, adding that his side played well below their standard in Thursday’s match.

The ICC will set up its Official T20 World Cup Fanpark at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium for today’s match, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a post on X.

“So come one and all, enjoy the game on the biggest screens; with a musical concert and fun activities for all ages!” it said while describing the planned event.

VIP Stand tickets can be booked at t20worldcup.bookme.pk while entry for the general enclosures is free. 

While Indian batting coach Vikram Rathour has described it as a “challenging wicket”, boosted by a win over Ireland, he has asserted that his batters had the skills and experience needed to navigate that.

Gary Kirsten, the recently appointed white ball head coach of Pakistan, also remained optimistic, saying he expected a “favourable result”. To a query, he said that all-rounder Imad Wasim had become fully fit and was available to play against India.