God of Cricket – Sachin Tendulkar To Attend IND vs PAK Clash

The God of Cricket – Sachin Tendulkar to join the  IND vs PAK clash in T20 World Cup 2024

The God of Cricket and Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is expected to be among the huge number of attendees for the high-voltage clash between India and Pakistan in the upcoming edition of T20 World Cup 2024. The biggest rivalry of the cricket world India vs Pakistan is schedule to take place on June 9 at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. Also, the former legendary Indian cricketer is associated with one of the biggest sponsors of ICC and surely can be spotted in attendance to cheer Team India.

The heartbreaking loss in the 2023 World Cup finals remains fresh in the memory of every cricket fan and expert. A valuable guidance and presence from a senior and experienced cricketer who achieved remarkable milestones in their career will certainly motivate the men-in-blue to perform well against the toughest teams and win the trophy for the second time. In such conditions, Sachin Tendulkar who ranks as one of the greatest batsmen in cricket history will add another positive vibe to the contest with his presence.

Can Sachin Tendulkar Attend the IND vs PAK match T20 World Cup 2024?

According to the information provided by one of the closest sources working with ICC, there are chances for Sachin Tendulkar to attend the 19th match of the T20 World Cup 2024 between India and Pakistan:

“Certainly! If all goes well then it is confirmed that Sachin Tendulkar will be watching the match in New York to cheer the men in blue. However, it remains uncertain if he would mingle with the players before the game or not. But his presence in the crowd will be a huge morale boost for Rohit Sharma and his men to perform well in one of the most important assignments in the league stages” the source working with ICC stated.

IND vs PAK Match T20 World Cup 2024: Winning Chances of both teams

The Indian cricket team has a maximum chance of winning against Pakistan in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 due to these two reasons:

Newly Developed Stadium in New York:

Since the Nassau County International Stadium is newly developed in New York; Pakistan wouldn’t have an idea about the pitch conditions; and they will directly play their first match at this venue against Team India on June 9. This is because Pakistan begins its World Cup campaign on June 6 against the United States at Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas.

On the other hand, the Indian cricket team will play two matches at the same venue before taking on Pakistan. They will play a league match against Ireland and a warm-up match against Bangladesh to help them settle into the playing surface.

Head-to-Head Records:

Since the inaugural edition in 2007, India and Pakistan have competed against each other in 7 matches of the T20 World Cup 2024. Out of which, Team India achieved 5 wins, 1 loss, and a tied game against Pakistan. Despite breaking the losing jinx against India in 2021, it would be a tough challenge for Pakistan to secure a win against their rivals.

IND vs PAK Previous Two Meetings in T20 World Cup

However, the previous two meetings between India and Pakistan in the T20 World Cup have resulted in a win each. Especially, the group stage clash in the previous edition played in Melbourne provided fans to witness a thrilling contest between the two sides. As a result, fans are eagerly waiting for another epic battle when Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah compete against  Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Shah Afridi in the forthcoming days.

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Conclusion:

It has been a week since Rohit Sharma and a few of his men arrived in New York to commence their preparation; excluding Virat Kohli, who departed for the USA on May 30 from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Airport in Mumbai. However, Kohli will miss the first warm-up game against Bangladesh on June 1. Despite his absence, team India is continuing with their practice sessions.

Team India is in Group A. India’s first three matches are against Ireland (June 5), Pakistan (June 9), and the United States (June 12) at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. Subsequently, their last match of the group stages against Canada takes place at CBRP Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida; before qualifying for the Super 8 stages.

Tendulkar ranks as the leading run-scorer in both Tests and ODI cricket. Moreover, he participated in six ODI World Cups between 1992 and 2011 and was a part of the winning squad in 2011 led by MS Dhoni. Also, he was the brand Ambassador of the ICC ODI World Cup 2015 held in Australia and New Zealand.

Ultimately, Sachin Tendulkar’s presence will be a huge motivation for the Indian players to perform well against their arch-rivals Pakistan. His legacy beyond numbers holds the spirit of cricket and energizes the present and upcoming generation of cricketers as well as fans with his unmatched skills and dedication towards the game.

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