The most-hyped India vs Pakistan match of the 2016 World T20 tournament is here. There is no dearth of passion and expectation from fans of India and Pakistan.
Pakistani skipper may not be steady against many teams in the past, but he and his teammates have already won two matches against two different teams from the Sub-continent. The first match was a warmup match against Sri Lanka, while the other match was against Bangladesh.
Pakistani team in Kolkata seems to be a much improved than the team in Mirpur, Bangladesh, during the recently completed Asia Cup 2016. The team's bowling seems to be in a remarkable form. Amir has added to the strength and Afridi is also bowling successfully. Irfan has proved to be a plus point for the team. However the team India seems to be in a lot better form.
They have been unfailing for a long time but the last two losses seem to have smashed their confidence. If Kohli plays, India plays too and if Kohli flounders, team India flops too. While a loss will not evict them from the WT20, India cannot really afford another loss in the middle.
Match will start at 2pm GMT/7.30pm IST. Live coverage of the game can be accessed on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD in the UK. Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 3 will air the match live in India.