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Suresh Raina Predicts India To Crush Pakistan In Must-Win T20 World Cup Clash
By CricShots - Jun 1, 2024 5:43 pm
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Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina is brimming with confidence about Team India’s chances against arch-rivals Pakistan at the upcoming T20 World Cup. The high-voltage encounter is set for June 9th in New York, adding another chapter to their storied rivalry. Raina, who was part of India’s victorious 2007 T20 World Cup squad, expressed his faith in current captain Rohit Sharma’s leadership.

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Suresh Raina lauded Sharma’s tactical prowess and the respect he commands within the team. Raina believes the Men in Blue will leave it all on the field, fueled by their desire to conquer Pakistan. He also emphasized the importance of all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja performing on the big day.

“India looks strong,” Suresh Raina said at a recent event. “Rohit’s leadership has been stellar, and the team has a lot of options with two quality all-rounders.”

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Beyond strategy and skill, Suresh Raina highlighted the emotional intensity of an India-Pakistan clash. He reminisced about his own playing days, recalling the 2007 final and the fierce determination that runs deep within Indian players.

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Suresh Raina

“We may be retired, but the passion for the country never fades,” he declared. “Seeing the tricolour ignites a fire – we’ll give it our all, but losing to Pakistan isn’t an option!”

Statistically, India holds the upper hand in T20 World Cup clashes against Pakistan. Out of seven encounters, India has emerged victorious six times. Their sole defeat came in the 2021 edition.

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The last meeting, however, was a thriller at the MCG in 2022, where Virat Kohli’s heroics sealed a thrilling win for India. With history and emotions on their side, Team India, led by Rohit Sharma, appears poised to continue their dominance against Pakistan at the 2024 T20 World Cup.