Pakistan skipper Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bowl first against arch-rival India in the Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup on Sunday.

The two sides last clashed three years ago in the 2019 50-over World Cup.

The buzz around the game underlines the enduring appeal of the match-up between the subcontinent’s feuding neighbours.

While Pakistan captain Babar Azam and Indian counterpart Virat Kohli have called it just another game, but that is clearly not the case.

Virat Kohli-led India has beaten Pakistan in all of their 12 matches at the T20 and 50-over World Cups.

Pakistan, however, go into the contest with 10 wins in a row in the United Arab Emirates, their home away from home for most of the last decade.


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