India will take on Pakistan in Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 on October 24. The Men in Blue have an impressive record against arch-rivals in world events. Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has shared his views on the much-awaited contest.
Speaking on Star Sports show Game Plan, Gambhir stated that Virat Kohli-led India is a far superior team than Pakistan.
“Expectations are going to be really high from Pakistan as well, and at the moment, if you see, India is far more superior to Pakistan. Yes, in a T20 format, anyone can beat anyone because it is a very individual kind of format, and we should not take any team for granted. For example, you should not take Afghanistan for granted. People like Rashid Khan can create upsets. It’s the same with Pakistan. But, yes, there will be pressure on Pakistan,” he said.
India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Afghanistan are in one group and Gambhir feels it is the most competitive one.
“Group 1 is the group of death, and that’s actually the real group. You’ve got four teams locked in and playing what, on day one of the T20 World Cup, that’s going to be a very exciting Saturday. West Indies have always been very unpredictable with the kind of firepower they’ve got – they can go on to win the third time as well. England has also got the firepower; they have probably got the most consistent white-ball team over the last couple of years – after winning the 50-over World Cup. Australia has literally gone off the radar, probably because a lot of main players are missing, but then again, I think they can be very dangerous on that particular day,” Gambhir added.