India vs Pakistan 2012 Live Streaming 2nd T20, Star Sports Live
India will attempt to bounce back in the second and final T20 match against Pakistan at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday.
It's true , the way first match moulded in the final overs gives a fairly reasonable idea as to how hot the series is going to be. When it comes to India and Pakistan match, no team is expected to give up and both work till the end.
The hosts desperately need to win the second game to level the series and the pressure will be on captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men to deliver the goods when it matters the most.
Ajinkya Rahane and Gautam Gambhir are likely to continue to open for India as the duo has the good partnership in the first match.
Which in turn will be followed by Virat Kohli and yuvraj SIngh .
Whuile Bhuvneshwar Kumar can grab wickets as he took 3 wickets in first T20 .
The bowling also remains a persistent headache for the Indians. Except for Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who finished with impressive figures of three for nine in his debut game, none of the other bowlers could trouble the Pakistani batsmen.
The Indians had opted to go in with three specialist seamers in the last match and it will be interesting to see whether they go in with the same strategy or include a spinner. Captain Dhoni had blamed the failure of the middle-order batsmen to capitalise on the good start as the reason for his team's defeat in the first match.
Hafeez emphasised that bowling is their strength since the attack has a lot of variety.
Most of players have proved at the international level that they are match winners. Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal,Umar Gul, recently included Mohammad Irfan. Shoaib Malik is the only one who hasn't bowled but he is good enough to play his role in any format with his spin bowling.