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ICC T20 World Cup
Mother of all Battles : India play Pakistan in T20 World Cup opener
Bitter rivals, India and Pakistan would be in loggerheads tonight, when they clash in the opening match of the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh. It is considered to be mother of all matches in international cricket. India is placed in a tough group in the competition, which includes Pakistan, Australia, West Indies and Bangladesh , where only top two teams from the group would progress for the knock-out stage.

Both sides have good players, who can help their team turn victorious. The format of the T20 is such that, it does not matter how good a player you are, but what matters is how you play during that span of four hours. These India-Pakistan matches also involves a lot of pressure.

With players such as Kohli, Dhoni, Dhawan, Yuvraj in the batting department for India, they look a solid side and scoring runs should not be a mjor problem for India. But, it is the bowling line up, which is a major worry. Irrespective of the format, the Indian bowlers have let the team down on a number of instances. Bowlers, such as Ashwin, Shami needs to come up with a brilliant game, if India is to open their account in the standings table.

On the other hand, Pakistan seems to be a well balanced side with batsmen such as Afridi, Umar Akmal, Hafeez forming an impressive line up. But, it is their bowling line-up, which has always been a major threat. If their bowlers such as Gul, Ajmal get their act together, it could be a difficult night for the Indian batsmen.

Hence, the game would primarily be contested between India's batsmen and Pakistani bowlers. Irrespective of who wins the game, it is going to be an entertaining match for neutral fans, while it is going to be a nervous four hours for fans on both sides of India-Pakistan border.

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