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Pakistan vs India is the biggest cricket rivalry

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The most popular cricket rivalry in history has been between Pakistan and India. Pakistan vs India matches have captivated spectators throughout cricket history on both sides of the border and throughout the world.

The ashes test series between England and Australia may be the closest these two countries have to a cricket rivalry.

Pakistan Vs India

Fans will prioritize team aggressiveness and the caliber of cricket played between these two countries, though.

Pakistan Vs India First encounter

When Pakistan visited India in 1952, the two teams met for the first time. Since then, tests and then limited overs series have been played. However, both sides scheduled tours have been postponed or cancelled owing to political issues on a number of occasions.

Due to two significant conflicts in 1965 and 1971, no cricket was played between the two countries between 1962 and 1977. Additionally, the 1999 Kargil War and the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks also ended cricketing relations between the two countries.

Due to the expansion of both countries expatriate populations around the globe. Neutral locations such as the United Arab Emirates and Canada have hosted bilateral and multilateral One Day International (ODI) series involving the two teams. The teams have also faced off during International Cricket Council (ICC) competitions.

Over 800,000 applications for tickets were submitted for the two teams matchup in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, demonstrating the great demand for tickets for games in which the two teams compete against one another at international championships. There were 273 million people that watched the game on television.

Pakistan Vs India

Players on both teams frequently experience immense pressure to succeed and strong emotions to failure. Extreme fan reactions to losses in significant games have been observed, with just a small amount of hooliganism.

In addition, by allowing heads of state to exchange visits and cricket fans from one country to go to the other to witness the matches, India-Pakistan matches have provided possibilities for cricket diplomacy as a way to strengthen relations between the two nations.

Pak Vs India Result Summary

There have been 203 games between the two teams. India has won 72 games, whereas Pakistan has won 88. Pakistan has a higher win percentage in ODIs and Tests than India, despite India taking eight out of the twelve T20 Internationals between the two teams.

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Overall Stats

FormatsMatched PlayedIndia WonPakistan WonNo Results
Tests5991238
ODI13255734
T20I12831
Total203728843

Pakistan Vs India in Asia Cup

In the Asia Cup, the sides have faced off 17 times, once in a Twenty20 style back in 2016. As opposed to Pakistan’s seven triumphs, India has won nine of these encounters, with one game in 1987 ending in a tie owing to terrible lighting and rain.

TournamentsMatched PlayedIndia WonPakistan WonNo Results
Asia Cup ODI13751
Asia Cup T20I3210
Asia Test Championship1010
Total17971

ICC Tournaments

India has a more potent track record in ICC competitions. Although Pakistan achieved their first-ever World Cup victory over India in a match during the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. In contrast, Pakistan has triumphed in three of the five encounters between the two teams in the Champions Trophy. Among others the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Final. India had defeated England in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 Final in South Africa, hence this was the second time the two sides had faced off in an ICC final.

TournamentsMatched PlayedIndia WonPakistan WonNo Results
ODI World Cup7700
T20I world Cup7511
Champions Trophy5230
Total191441

This rivalry adds excitement and value to the Pakistan vs India cricket match. Pakistan often wins matches against India head-to-head, but Pakistan has to do well in the ICC competition. Under the leadership of legendary player of this period Babar Azam, Pakistan defeated India in the 2021 ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup to earn its first-ever triumph in a major competition. India’s dominating prowess was on show during World Cup games. Among all cricketing nations, Pakistan vs India continues to get the most spectators.

Sikander Abbasi
Sikander Abbasihttps://sportsmen.pk
Sikander Abbasi is a cricket enthusiast and a content writer. He keeps an eye on recent events and stats of domestic and international cricket.

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