The El Clasico of the cricket saw India and Pakistan squaring off against each other in the 16th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Dubai. India started the match as favorites as they have defeated Pakistan in all the past games in the global T20 meet. However, the Men in Green were successful in changing their fortunes as they ended up winning the game by ten wickets.
Player ratings for India vs Pakistan clash
Rohit Sharma (1/10): Rohit Sharma was a huge disappointment during the clash against Pakistan. The opening batter failed to contribute anything as he lost his wicket on a golden duck.
KL Rahul (1/10): KL Rahul was no better than Rohit Sharma. The right-hander also couldn’t prolong his stay in the middle as he was dismissed by Shaheen Afridi while playing at 3 off 8 balls.
Virat Kohli(c) (9/10): Virat Kohli was the only Indian batter to hold his nerves in the game. The Indian skipper hammered 57 runs off 49 balls including five boundaries and one maximum.
Suryakumar Yadav (2/10): Big things were expected from Suryakumar Yadav but the 31-year-old flattened in the middle. Surya could manage only 11 runs off eight balls.
Rishabh Pant(w) (7/10): The young rookie Rishabh Pant also looked in good form with the willow. Pant played a quick knock as he scored 39 runs off 30 balls. However, the batter was careless in approach as he gifted his wicket to the opposition by playing a reckless shot.
Hardik Pandya (2/10): Hardik Pandya was included in the team as a specialist batter, however, the player couldn’t live up to the responsibility as he perished after scoring 11 off 8.
Ravindra Jadeja (3/10): It was a bad day at the office for Ravindra Jadeja. The all-rounder could score only 13 runs while he gave away runs at an economy of seven with the ball without any wicket.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/10): Bhuvneshwar Kumar looked completely out of rhythm with the ball. The seamer conceded runs at an economy rate of 8.3 in his three overs.
Mohammed Shami (1/10): Mohammed Shami had a torrid day against Pakistan. He proved to be the most expensive for India. Shami leaked 43 runs in his 3.5 overs without picking even a single wicket.
Varun Chakravarthy (2/10): Having the tag of the mystery bowler, Varun Chakravarthy was expected to deliver a sensational spell. However, the spinner fell to a dismal outing as his figures read 4-0-33-8.2.
Jasprit Bumrah (2/10): India’s go-to bowler Jaspirt Bumrah also failed to work his charm with the ball. Bumrah went wicketless and ended up giving 22 runs in his three overs.
Babar Azam(c) (9.5/10): Pakistan skipper Babar Azam once again stamped his authority in the game. Azam remained unbeaten as he hammered 68 runs off 52 balls at a strike rate of 130.77.
Mohammad Rizwan (10/10): It was Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan who delivered a headline performance against India. Rizwan was at his fluent best as he smashed not out 79 runs off 55 balls. His knock was laced with six boundaries and three maximums.
Imad Wasim (7/10): Imad Wasim was a miser with the ball. The spinner conceded just 10 runs in his two overs. However, he failed to pick up a wicket in the game.
Shadab Khan (8/10): Shadab Khan was the most successful bowler for Pakistan in terms of economy rate. Khan gave away just 22 runs in his four overs while he picked the wicket of Rishabh Pant.
Hasan Ali (7/10): Hasan Ali proved to be expensive with the ball as he conceded runs at an economy rate of 11. However, the seamer redeemed himself by sending Suryakumar Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja back to the pavilion.
Shaheen Afridi (8.5/10): Shaheen Afridi was the pick of the bowler for Pakistan against India. Afridi caused the most damage to India as he dismissed Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli.
Haris Rauf (8/10): Haris Rauf looked in good touch. The seamer picked up a solitary wicket of Hardik Pandya while bowling at an economy rate of 6.2.