November 24, 2008

Indian XI vs Pakistan XI Preview, Live Score: ICL 08-09

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Indian XI is going to face Pakistan XI in their first match of the ongoing ICL 20-20 World Series, 2008/09 tonight at the Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad with both sides looking to start off well in the tournament. Indian Cricket League (ICL) has recently organized the 20-20 Indian Championship which saw Lahore Badshahs winning the title. Pakistan XI seems to have an edge over the Indian XI, considering the fact that almost all the players played together in the 20-20 Indian Championship, except Abdul Razzaq and Taufeeq Umar. Their triumph in the tournament will also energize their mental strength and confidence. Indian XI, on the other hand, consists of players only from India, but their players did not play together during the recently finished ICL 20-20 Indian Championship. So, Pakistan team does surely have an advantage in this sense.

Having said that, Indian team also has some quality players like R Satish who was pretty much successful in the recent tournament, becoming one of the top five run scorers with 287 runs at an average of 47.83. There are some other key players like Reetinder Sodhi, S Abbas Ali and Ali Murtaza who did not see success as a team, but individually they were successful. One of the interesting things about this season of ICL is that players showed the guile to do better and there was improvement in their game in every department.

For Pakistan XI, they have some inform players like Naved-ul-Hasan who won the man of the series award in ICL 20-20 Indian Championship thanks to his consistent performance both with bowl as well as bat. He was the highest wicket taker with 22 wickets from 11 matches at an average of 12.77. His hard hitting batting in one-down was instrumental behind Lahore’s many wins in the tournament. Another all rounder Abdul Razzaq, who played for Hyderabad Heroes, was perhaps the second best all rounder in the tournament. Pakistan XI also has aggressive openers like Imran Nazir, who was the highest run getter in the recent tournament with 392 runs, and Imran Farhat. In the middle order, they have batsmen like Inzamam-ul-Haq and
Mohammad Yousuf. So, Pakistan seems to have a balanced squad.

India vs Pakistan match is always something special to the cricket team. I hope, it would not be different either in ICL.

You can find the online live score and updates of the match in Sports37.