The T20 world cup 2012, is officially beginning on September 18, tomorrow. But the warm up matches that commenced earlier on September 13 are moving at rapid speed. On Saturday, we had Indians dominate the island country at the P Sara Oval stadium in Colombo. Today it is a tougher encounter on the cards, India vs Pakistan the ultimate event in the continent's cricket carnival will have a dress rehearsal. Today's match shall start at 2 pm in the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
By all means this encounter is the most awaited one because of many reasons. The main reason due to their groupings the two might not meet at all in the ultimate contest. Pak which is comfortable placed in the T20 charter might try to dominate the neighbor. Also the greens might like to set records right for their loss in the semifinal with India in their last world cup T20 clash in 2011.
And not to be left behind India is sure to take the league forward with its younger Turks ready to test waters with their arch rivals. All pointers prominently announce a tougher encounter on the anvil for the day. So wind up your work before 2pm and catch your androids for enjoying entertainment from our 22 players.
The entertainers of the day are:
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.
That's all for now, but keep watching this space for a ringside analysis of the game by your favorite tweeters. (With inputs from internet-AW AarKay)