COLOMBO: Pakistan and India will test their strengths against each other Monday (today) when the arch-rivals lock horns in warm-up game ahead of World T20 World cup. The game will be a traditional pressure cooker for both team despite being only a warm-up.
Indian tails are up after an easy outing against hosts Sri Lanka but Pakistan are also riding high over their series triumph against Australia a few days back.
The match will begin at 1.30 PST.
Both India and Pakistan are placed in two different groups, i.e, Group A and D respectively. The only way these two neighbours can play each other in the tournament is if India finish first in Group A and Pakistan finish second in Group D, or, if India finish second in Group A and Pakistan finish first in Group D.
If none of these permutations materializes then today’s match is all we have to enjoy the mother of all battles.
India: M S Dhoni (captain/wicket-keeper), Gautam Gambhir, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Piyush Chawla, Ashok Dinda, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virat Kohli, Irfan Pathan, Suresh Raina, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh.
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Abdul Razzaq, Asad Shafiq, Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmal (wicket-keeper), Mohammad Sami, Nasir Jamshed, Raza Hasan, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Yasir Arafat.