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India vs.  Pakistan: Match duration, squads, field, what you need to know about cricket’s ‘Super Bowl’
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India vs. Pakistan: Match duration, squads, field, what you need to know about cricket’s ‘Super Bowl’

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.

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 arch-rivals 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 sports.”

Sunday’s match will be the first time the two neighbors play each other in the US, which is co-hosting the T20 World Cup for the first time. A brand new 34,000-seater modular stadium was built in Nassau County on Long Island, New York especially for the 2024 T20 World Cup. (The tournament started last Saturday in Dallas with an opening match between the United States and Canada, which the US won.)

Both India and Pakistan have played one match since the tournament started. While India won their first match against Ireland on Wednesday, Pakistan lost to the US on Thursday in the first real setback of the tournament.

The two countries have also won the T20 World Cup once each, with India winning the inaugural tournament in 2007 and Pakistan taking home the trophy in 2009.

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

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

‘Our Super Bowl’

“For the Americans discovering the tournament, they should know that Pakistan’s match against India will be like our Super Bowl,” wrote tournament ambassador and former captain of the Pakistan cricket team Shahid Afridi in a column for ICC. “I absolutely loved playing in India and I truly believe this is the greatest rivalry in sport.”

Comparing the India-Pakistan rivalry to that between Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles, Afridi wrote: “Against India, it’s about rising to the pressure of the occasion. There is so much talent on both teams, they just have to match it up. day.”

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Pakistan vs India match in the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, including the start time, players and how to watch.

Fans show their support during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 23, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia.Fans show their support during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 23, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia.

Fans show their support during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 23, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia.

Pakistan vs India match time

The much-awaited match between Pakistan and India was scheduled to start at 10:30 AM ET on Sunday, June 9. However, rain delayed the match, pushing the start time to 11:20 am. Just a few minutes after the match another rain shower fell. began to postpone the match further. The match will resume at 12:00 PM ET.

According to the ICC, a T20 World Cup match lasts on average around three hours and twenty minutes, including both the innings and the innings break.

Field between Pakistan and India

The match between India and Pakistan will take place at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium on Long Island, New York, about 30 miles east of downtown Manhattan. Since the start of the tournament, the pitch and field have received criticism from experts and players over its conditions. The ICC said in a statement that they acknowledge “that the pitches used to date have not played as consistently” as they would have liked.

However, they said their “world-class grounds team have been working hard to remedy the situation and deliver the best possible surface for the remaining matches.”

Pakistan's Iftikhar Ahmed (L) plays a shot during the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2022 men's cricket match between India and Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne on October 23, 2022.Pakistan's Iftikhar Ahmed (L) plays a shot during the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2022 men's cricket match between India and Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne on October 23, 2022.

Pakistan’s Iftikhar Ahmed (L) plays a shot during the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2022 men’s cricket match between India and Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne on October 23, 2022.

How to get match tickets for Pakistan and India

General tickets for the Pakistan vs India match sold out almost immediately on the official tournament website when sales started in February. However, limited seating is available in the Diamond Club for $10,000 and Premium Club Lounge for $2,500.

Tickets for the India vs Pakistan match are currently mainly available for purchase on third-party websites such as Stubhub and SeatGeek at various prices.

The lowest price for a single ticket at one of these resellers was about $800 before fees as of Friday afternoon.

SeatGeek told USA TODAY that the average price of a resale ticket for the India-Pakistan match is $1,366, “almost five times more” than the next most in-demand match at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, which is the US vs. India in June . 12.

SeatGeek said Thursday evening that they have seen “year-to-date ticket sales increase of approximately $2,400 for premium front row seats.”

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Pakistan vs India: How to Watch 2024 USA T20 Match on TV, Streaming

The competition can be streamed exclusively on WillowTV, which is also available through streamers such as Fubo and Sling.

Fans can also stream the game on various devices via the Cricbuzz app, while the live score will be available to watch on the Cricbuzz website.

Scorecards, match highlights and behind-the-scenes footage will also be available for fans to view on ICC.tv. Live radio commentary is available from the BBC on the ICC website and app.

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India's Virat Kohli (R) celebrates the wicket of Pakistan's Babar Azam during the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2022 men's cricket match between India and Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne on October 23, 2022.India's Virat Kohli (R) celebrates the wicket of Pakistan's Babar Azam during the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2022 men's cricket match between India and Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne on October 23, 2022.

India’s Virat Kohli (R) celebrates the wicket of Pakistan’s Babar Azam during the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2022 men’s cricket match between India and Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne on October 23, 2022.

Pakistan vs India watching celebrations in fan parks

To celebrate the event and give fans around the world the opportunity to participate in the match, the ICC has set up fan parks in five different countries, including the US.

“The fan parks will offer live entertainment including DJs, as well as food and beverage options, cricket ambassadors and family activities, making it an experience not to be missed by fans around the world,” ICC said of the fan parks.

In the US, Pakistan vs India will be streamed live in fan parks at the following locations:

  • North Oculus Plaza at the World Trade Center in New York at 9:30 am ET

  • Cedar Creek Park in Seaford, New York at 8:30 am ET

  • Epic Central in Grand Prairie, Texas at 8:30 am local time

  • Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center in Seattle at 7am local time

Pakistan team for 2024 T20 World Cup

Pakistani player celebrates the dismissal of United States captain Monank Patel during the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2024 men's Group A cricket match between USA and Pakistan at the Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas, on June 6, 2024.Pakistani player celebrates the dismissal of United States captain Monank Patel during the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2024 men's Group A cricket match between USA and Pakistan at the Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas, on June 6, 2024.

Pakistani player celebrates the dismissal of United States captain Monank Patel during the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2024 men’s Group A cricket match between USA and Pakistan at the Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas, on June 6, 2024.

The Pakistan Playing XI includes:

  • Babar Azam (captain)

  • Muhammad Rizwan

  • Fakhar Zaman

  • Usman Khan

  • Shadab Khan

  • Imad Wasim

  • Iftikhar Ahmed

  • Mohammed Amir

  • Naseem Shah

  • Shaheen Afridi

  • Haris Rauf

The Pakistani team does not list any reserve players.

India team for the 2024 T20 World Cup

Hardik Pandya of India celebrates the wicket of Lorcan Tucker of Ireland during the ICC Men's T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 match between India and Ireland at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium on June 5, 2024 in New York, New York.Hardik Pandya of India celebrates the wicket of Lorcan Tucker of Ireland during the ICC Men's T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 match between India and Ireland at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium on June 5, 2024 in New York, New York.

Hardik Pandya of India celebrates the wicket of Lorcan Tucker of Ireland during the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 match between India and Ireland at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium on June 5, 2024 in New York, New York.

India’s Playing XI includes:

Reserve players include:

  • Shubman Gill

  • Rinku Singh

  • Khaleel Ahmed

  • Avesh Khan

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Saman Shafiq is a trending news reporter for USA TODAY. Reach her at [email protected] and follow her at X @saman_shafiq7.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Pakistan vs. India in T20 World Cup: Match time, squads, how to watch