The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the group stage of the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman, where India and Pakistan are placed in the same group. The tournament will be held from October 17 to November 14. Keeping India and Pakistan in the same group has increased the heartbeat of fans. Not only the fans but the heart rate of the players has also increased. “The Pakistan match against India is always very exciting but the team is not looking forward to the T20 World Cup at this time as there is a lot of cricket ahead of the ICC tournament,” senior Bhuvneshwar Kumar said.
Bhubaneswar is currently touring Sri Lanka for a limited-overs series. He said at a virtual press conference, “Look, playing against Pakistan is always exciting and there is always pressure in this game, so it will definitely be a very tough match.” But truth be told, we had no idea what it would look like because there was a lot of cricket left before that. We have to play matches in Sri Lanka, Test matches in England, then the IPL after the World Cup.
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“But once the IPL is over, we will start thinking about the World Cup after that,” the 31-year-old fast bowler said.
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has been part of many Indo-Pak fights in his career. Senior players Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will play a big role in the match, ”he said.
In the star sports show ‘ICC T20 World Cup Special’, Gambhir said, “It is the responsibility of the senior players to keep the young players calm because emotions cannot win you a cricket match, but a fight between a ball and a bat wins you cricket match. It is possible. So when India play Pakistan, there will be a lot of responsibility on senior players Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma.
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He said India should leave the victories of the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 One Day World Cup. In the final of the 2011 World Cup, the Delhi batsman won the Sri Lanka 97 against Sri Lanka. Gambhir said, “It was special to play in the 2007 T20 World Cup squad, but I forgot it. To be true, India must move on from that. It’s been over 13 years and I think we should leave the 2007 and 2011 victories.