T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma's record vs Pakistan
- Rohit Sharma was trapped LBW by Shaheen Afridi for a golden duck
- This is Rohit's 8th T20I appearance against Pakistan
- The India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup match is being played in Dubai
The Indian cricket team started its ICC men's T20 World Cup campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday. The match is expected to be a high-octane affair and is being played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. As both the nations boast batting firepower in their side, the prowess of Indian opener Rohit Sharma just manages to take the front seat, owing to his clobbering abilities.
On a good day, the right-handed batsman can become a beast of a player and make even an experienced bowling unit look wet behind the ears.
However, against Pakistan in T20Is, the right-handed batsman hasn't been impressive. And his form continued at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday, trapped LBW by Shaheen Afridi for a golden duck in the very first over of the match. The 21-year-old left-arm pacer then clean bowled KL Rahul to jolt India early in the innings and give Pakistan the perfect start as they look to register their first World Cup win against India.
In the 2007-2021 period, before Sunday's encounter, the 'Hitman' has played 7 matches against Pakistan and accumulated a total of 70 runs. His highest was an unbeaten 30; the average being 17.50.
However, in the same period, including the ones against Pakistan, the Mumbai-based batsman has played 111 matches and scored 2,864, the highest being 118; his average stands at 32.54. He also has four centuries against his name.
For India, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Varun Chakravarty and for Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali and a couple of spinners.
While India will be keen on extending its immaculate record, the Pakistan cricket team will be hoping to put on a repeat of their 2017 Champions Trophy final performance.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Chahar
Pakistan (12): Babar Azam (captain), Mohammed Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammed Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Harris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haider Ali.