Match time, squads, how to watch

Iftikhar Ahmed of Pakistan bats during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 23, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia.

All roads lead to New York this weekend as neighbors and archrivals Pakistan and India face off in a showdown that International Cricket Council CEO Geoff Allardice called “one of the greatest international sporting rivalries in the world of sport.”

Sunday’s match will be the first time the two neighboring nations will play against each other in the U.S., which is co-hosting the T20 World Cup for the first time. A brand-new 34,000-seat modular stadium was constructed especially for the T20 World Cup 2024 in Nassau County on Long Island, New York. (The tournament kicked off in Dallas last Saturday with an opening match between the United States and Canada that the U.S. won.)

Both India and Pakistan have played one match since the tournament began. While India won their first match against Ireland on Wednesday, Pakistan lost to the U.S. on Thursday in the first real upset of the tournament.

The two nations have also each won the T20 World Cup once: India won the inaugural tournament in 2007 and Pakistan took home the trophy in 2009.

Pakistan's Captain Babar Azam (R) and India's captain Rohit Sharma walk into the ground during the ICC men's Twenty20 World Cup 2022 cricket match between India and Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne on October 23, 2022.

‘Our Super Bowl’

“For those Americans discovering the tournament, they should know that Pakistan’s game against India is like our Super Bowl,” tournament ambassador and former captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team Shahid Afridi wrote in a column for ICC. “I used to absolutely love playing India and I really believe it is the biggest rivalry in sport.”

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