On October 16, 1952, a little over five years after coming to be an independent nation, India and also Pakistan played their initial cricket match. It was a four-day Test in Delhi. India won an innings. When both countries face off in Melbourne on Sunday in the T20 World Cup, it will note another chapter in the 70-year background of Indian and also Pakistani cricket.

In the 30 years when cricket was played more often between the 2 nations, Pakistan mainly prevailed. After 2010, when Indian gamers came to be the far better vacationers, India has been playing catch-up.

The trilogy of competition

In the three formats (Test, ODI as well as T20) India and Pakistan have played each other an overall of 202 times. This means approximately less than 3 matches annually. To put this in viewpoint, India has actually played even more matches versus Australia (271) as well as England (259 ). The current record is 71 victories for India as well as 88 victories for Pakistan, with the remainder of the suits being attracted or inconclusive.

The very first is the 30 years before the 1970s. At that time Test was the only format as well as about two-thirds of the suits were drawn.
The secondly was the thirty years starting in the 1980s. As ODI cricket ended up being dominant, increasingly more matches were played in between both sides. In bilateral and also multilateral matches, Pakistan won a lot more. At the end of this years, India began to pull away.
The third was the start of the 2010s. Both sides played less, however India won around 70% of the matches.

Bilateral Fights, Multilateral Success

In bilateral series, India has a shedding document against Pakistan. In suits with 3-4 teams – such as those played in Sharjah in the 1980s as well as 1990s – India’s document is also worse, averaging one win every two video games. Just in multilateral matches with five teams or more did India dominate.

Right here, India’s record is 20 victories as well as 13 losses. To put it simply, India has won 3 matches for every two it has shed. In the ODI World Cup, it has never lost in 7 suits. As well as, in the T20 World Cup, one of the most recent tournament, it has lost only when in 6 matches.

After January 2013, bilateral suits in between the two sides were iced up. Ever since, they have satisfied just in multilateral events.

Captain’s exceptional leadership

Under MS Dhoni, India has had the greatest success against Pakistan. His document is 17 wins and 8 losses. His captaincy also coincided with the post-2010 phase, when India had a clear benefit. Dhoni is a rarity among Indian captains when it comes to matches against Pakistan.

Each side has 5 captains that have actually led the side in about fifty percent of their total matches. Along with Dhoni, one has an even win-loss record and also 3 have a losing record. On the other hand, 4 of the Pakistani captains have a winning document and the fifth has a connection record. Basing on either side is Imran Khan, that has led in all the matches he has captained (39 in all styles). Out of these 39 suits, Pakistan have won 23 as well as lost only 4.

Batsmen Rating Level

The data shows that the respected Pakistani batsmen have improved their game far better than the Indian players in the matches played in between the 2 sides. This is due to the fact that there have been also couple of T20 suits in between the two sides and also no Test has actually been played because 2007.

In the match versus Pakistan, six of India’s top 10 ODI markers have actually seen their typical rating drop. This likewise mirrors the dominance of the last years and a half. On the other hand, nine of the leading 10 Pakistani gamers improved their occupation averages versus India.

Pakistan will aim to quit the Indians from teasing them in multilateral suits in the T20 World Cup, while India will be figured out to insist their current dominance.