Big warm-up tie for India, Pakistan today

Sep 17, 2012, 07:54 IST | Agencies

India will take on arch-rivals Pakistan in their second warm-up game here today, ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 beginning September 18

The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Indian team triumphed comfortably against the hosts in their opening warm-up game on Saturday.

India would desperately want Virender Sehwag to fire against Pakistan and get some runs under his belt which will boost his confidence for the rest of the tournament. Yuvraj Singh, who made a comeback after recovering from cancer against New Zealand, also needs to get into the groove.

MS Dhoni

Pakistan, on the other hand, won two successive Twenty20 matches against Australia, but went down in the third and final fixture by a convincing 94-run margin.

India and Pakistan have played just two T20 internationals against each other, both during the inaugural World T20 event in South Africa in 2007. India won both the matches.

Pakistan will play their second warm-up match against England on September 19. 

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