It is one of the best rivalries in international cricket and these days one of the rarest cricket matchups. Nevertheless, India will kick start their T20 World Cup campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday for their first group-match.
India’s Cricket Team T20 World Cup Odds
Neo.bet Cricket Odds: 1.52
Spoilt for choice by the astonishing quality within their squad, India can have a bit of a headache in selecting the team. They won both their warm-up games and will probably opt for the top performers from those matches.
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are expected to be the two openers with skipper Virat Kohli in the no.3 position. Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav are likely to form the middle-order while Ishan Kishan may get the nod ahead of Hardik Pandya as the latter is not in the best form and does not add great value to the team without his bowling ability.
Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are the two main fast-bowlers and will be crucial for the team in these conditions. Owing to his superb recent form Shardul Thakur might be chosen instead of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran are two world-class spin-options but the lack of a sixth bowler is an issue for this bowling-unit.
Pakistan’s Cricket Team T20 World Cup Odds
Neo.bet Cricket Odds: 2.55
With a couple of decent outings in the warm-up matches, Pakistan looks in good shape for the T20 World Cup. There is quality in both the batting and bowling departments but it remains a sloppy side in the fielding aspect.
Wicketkeeper Mohammed Rizwan will open the innings with Babar Azam and the Pakistan captain has been in terrific form this year. The big-hitting Fakhar Zaman will bat at no.3 followed by the veteran warhorses Mohammed Hafeez and Shoaib Malik.
All-rounders Asif Ali and Imad Wasim can provide extra firepower lower down the batting-card.
Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf and Shaheen Shah Afridi will form the fast-bowling trio for Pakistan.
Afridi has been in remarkable form this year and the young left-arm seamer will be vital for his team. Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim are most likely to be two spin-bowlers of the unit.
Mohammed Hafeez can also roll his arm and provide some relief if required.
T20 World Cup Betting Tips
KL Rahul Total Runs: Over 27.5
After an excellent tour of England, KL Rahul also produced brilliant form in the UAE leg of the IPL as well. He now looks in excellent knick for the T20 World Cup after a couple of good knocks in the warm-up matches.
Babar Azam Total Runs: Over 28.5
Babar Azam is certainly one of the best batsmen on show at the T20 World Cup especially on current form. He has scored 4 fifties and 1 hundred from 12 T20I innings in the year 2021.
Jasprit Bumrah Total Wickets: Over 1.5
Jasprit Bumrah was in imperious form during the 2nd leg of the IPL, taking 15 wickets from his 7 appearances. The Indian seamer has all the tools to succeed in the highly testing conditions in the UAE.
Extra Cricket Betting Tips
Top India Bowler: Jasprit Bumrah Player to Score Most Sixes: KL Rahul
T20 World Cup Cricket Betting Prediction
Pakistan will certainly be fired up for this prestigious clash and they have a squad capable of earning a huge victory. However, India seems to have enough quality and should come out on top.
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