In what will surely be a highly competitive cricket matchup of the Twenty20 international, India will go up against Pakistan on Tuesday. The game takes place five years after their cricket ties were cut due to the Mumbai terror attack.
While the two teams haven't faced one another in a bilateral series since 2007, they have squared off on several occasions since then. Nonetheless, it does mark the first time the Pakistani cricket team will be hosted since the tragedy occurred.
The struggling Indian squad comes into the game desperately looking to turn its luck around, as their inconsistent bowling still remains an ongoing issue. While India did play well in the T20's against England, they were considerably outperformed in the Tests.
India is hoping that Michael Lumb, Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan can bring a formidable attack while Pakistan will clearly be aiming to further exploit the trio's recent hardships.
Aside from veteran bowler Ashok Dinda, no other Indian bowlers were able to put up an exceptional performance versus the English batsmen.
Ravichandran Ashwin, Piyush Chawla and Parvinder Awana all failed mightily in getting wickets, which may lead skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to give an opportunity to either Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Abhimanyu Mithun.
On the other hand, Yuvraj Singh has been a bright spot for India, recently racking up six wickets.
With the superb attack of Umar Gul and the rest of the Pakistani squad, Indian batsmen will indeed have their work cut out for them.
The Indian squad will see a considerably different Pakistan team, as they've made six changes since they were in the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.
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