PAK vs IND: Rohit Sharma’s record against Pakistan pacers

Sharma is eyeing to lift the T20 World Cup for India for the first time as a captain

By Web Desk
June 09, 2024
Indian captain Rohit Sharma is playing in his ninth T20 World Cup. — ICC

Pakistan and India are set to lock horns in one of the most anticipated matches of the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Sunday.

There will be eyes on India’s skipper Rohit Sharma, who scored a half-century against Ireland in their first match of the T20 World Cup and cruised the Blues to victory.

Sharma will be facing Pakistani pacers once again after last meeting them in a T20I match in T20 World Cup 2022 in Melbourne where Virat Kohli played one of the best knocks in the tournament’s history to win the match for India.

As the match between the arch-rivals nears, let us take a look at Sharma’s record against three Pakistani pacers — Mohammad Amir, Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi.

Rohit Sharma against Pakistani pacers

Against Mohammad Amir: 7 balls played, 1 run scored and out twice.

Against Shaheen Afridi: 6 balls played, four runs scored and out once.

Against Haris Rauf: 13 balls played, 12 runs scored, out twice.

The match between Pakistan and India is set to start at 8:20PM PST with a delay as the rain in New York made it impossible for the match to start in time.

Playing XIs

Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c) Usman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Naseem Shah, Abrar Ahmed.

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh.

It is worth mentioning that Pakistan are coming off a defeat in their first match of the T20 World Cup against the USA after a thrilling Super Over as they struggled greatly with the bat.

Mohammad Amir took the ball in the Super Over and the USA concluded their innings 18-1 in reply, the Men in Green could only score 13-1 and ended up losing the match by five runs.

The loss has put Pakistan at crossroads and the game against India is of significant importance as a loss in New York today wo

On the other hand, India defeated Ireland comfortably in New York in their first match of the tournament.