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A mouth-watering tie awaits us all

india Updated: Sep 26, 2009 01:09 IST
Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar
Hindustan Times
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The match that the whole subcontinent is waiting for. India vs Pakistan. India has an enviable record against their arch rivals in world tournaments. Pakistan with all players fit and raring to go have a chance to beat India. Younis Khan’s availability is a big plus. It is he alongwith the coach who must have planned out, on how to approach the tournament.

Younis has shown that from the moment Pakistan lost the first game of the ICC World Twenty20 in England, when he made light of the whole event and helped his team relax and play without inhibitions in the next games, the result, Pakistan became T20 champions.

Afridi will be the key player again simply because of his ability to change the course of the game with bat and ball. Pakistan also have in Umar Gul a fantastic new ball bowler who has almost perfected the art of bowling yorkers.

India have suffered another blow with the injury to Yuvraj and they will be short of match changing players. Tendulkar and Dravid's experience will be vital and if youngsters like Raina and Kohli rise to the

occasion then it will be a thriller alright. If Afridi is the danger man from Pakistan then Harbhajan Singh the feisty Sardar is India’s answer. Who will fire? Can’t wait to find out.