Pakistan in India 2012-13 November 1, 2012

Pakistan begin India tour in Bangalore

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Pakistan will arrive in Bangalore for the India tour on December 22 and will play the first Twenty20 international on Christmas Day. The schedule, announced by the BCCI on Thursday, has the second T20 in Ahmedabad on December 27; Chennai will host the first ODI three days later and the two remaining one-dayers will be played in Kolkata and Delhi on January 3 and 6.

The BCCI's announcement came following the Indian home ministry's approval of the tour on Tuesday. The series is sandwiched between two legs of England's tour of India. England play the second and final T20 international in Mumbai on December 22 - the day Pakistan arrive - before heading home for Christmas. The ODI series between England and India starts on January 11, five days after Pakistan wind up their tour.

Zaka Ashraf, the PCB chairman, welcomed the announcement and said that the series was long due. "This is a great news for the people of both Pakistan and India," Ashraf told reporters at the Gaddafi Stadium. "You can't just clap with one hand. Both countries need each other and that strengthens the relationship. The series will be a big breakthrough and a revival of our cricketing relationship with India."

Pakistan will play their first bilateral series against India since touring the country in end-2007. However, they have met in multinational tournaments - their last meeting was in the 2012 World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. Cricket ties between the two countries were snapped following the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai by militants from Pakistan.

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  • POSTED BY on | November 4, 2012, 18:36 GMT

    @wickyroypaklover (aaaa2aa): You haven't beaten India men or women for a while now nice try :) but we'll see anyway. Don't forget Pakistan were also knocked out of world t20 :')

  • POSTED BY on | November 4, 2012, 11:29 GMT

    atlast a Pakistan vs India series ...but i would have been happier if we had atleast 3 tests in there as well...it will be a gud contest between India's strong batting vs Pakistan's strong bowling...

  • POSTED BY on | November 4, 2012, 3:08 GMT

    If Hammad Azam is not in this squad, I will be mad, We made a mistake of not putting him in for the worldcup, he needs to be in this

  • POSTED BY aaaa2aa on | November 4, 2012, 2:25 GMT

    @wickyroypaklover pak batting wil take care of indian bowling,and this smith guy was hiding with his tale between his legs since gayle and co bombarded his team in semi final now its time for afridi and co.to do the same to our dear indian

  • POSTED BY rajesh121 on | November 3, 2012, 23:17 GMT

    i am worried bout our bowling pak batsmen have done well in past on indian pitches hopefully we come out wining

  • POSTED BY kc69 on | November 3, 2012, 20:56 GMT

    all i feel is guys ODI's are India's but T20 will be a fight..some calling it for Shahid AFreebie i guess he will be the only one who will not shine in the series..way too much predictable,Although other good young Pak batsmen such as Hafeez may suceed.

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2012, 19:44 GMT

    @WickyRoy.paklover: lol Its good to see you on Cricinfo everytime love reading your funny comments I hope Pakistan at least takes one victory away from India so you can salvage some pride :)

  • POSTED BY EnglishCricket on | November 3, 2012, 15:13 GMT

    I just hope just for this once India thrashes Pakistan. Indian team is clever now blending in youth while the Pakistan team is old which is why they're succeeding in their final stages before they drop full time :P

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | November 3, 2012, 13:44 GMT

    @ WickyRoy.paklover . It is a shame to Pak team that same 'over rated' Shewag scored 300 against you in a test in your home series, isn't it? Dude, form is temporary and class is permanent. Our 'over rated' openers were the best in the world 2 years back. Do not forgot that.

  • POSTED BY kamranmalik7 on | November 3, 2012, 12:02 GMT

    England series is always an opportunity to bring out some exceptional batting talent like previously it produced the excellence of Azharuddin. under 19 captain chand should be given opportunity as opening batsman and mankad should play at no. 3. Rihane should be given chance in ODIs. I am looking forward to see atleast one Emerging batting star in this upcoming series !!

  • POSTED BY on | November 4, 2012, 18:36 GMT

    @wickyroypaklover (aaaa2aa): You haven't beaten India men or women for a while now nice try :) but we'll see anyway. Don't forget Pakistan were also knocked out of world t20 :')

  • POSTED BY on | November 4, 2012, 11:29 GMT

    atlast a Pakistan vs India series ...but i would have been happier if we had atleast 3 tests in there as well...it will be a gud contest between India's strong batting vs Pakistan's strong bowling...

  • POSTED BY on | November 4, 2012, 3:08 GMT

    If Hammad Azam is not in this squad, I will be mad, We made a mistake of not putting him in for the worldcup, he needs to be in this

  • POSTED BY aaaa2aa on | November 4, 2012, 2:25 GMT

    @wickyroypaklover pak batting wil take care of indian bowling,and this smith guy was hiding with his tale between his legs since gayle and co bombarded his team in semi final now its time for afridi and co.to do the same to our dear indian

  • POSTED BY rajesh121 on | November 3, 2012, 23:17 GMT

    i am worried bout our bowling pak batsmen have done well in past on indian pitches hopefully we come out wining

  • POSTED BY kc69 on | November 3, 2012, 20:56 GMT

    all i feel is guys ODI's are India's but T20 will be a fight..some calling it for Shahid AFreebie i guess he will be the only one who will not shine in the series..way too much predictable,Although other good young Pak batsmen such as Hafeez may suceed.

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2012, 19:44 GMT

    @WickyRoy.paklover: lol Its good to see you on Cricinfo everytime love reading your funny comments I hope Pakistan at least takes one victory away from India so you can salvage some pride :)

  • POSTED BY EnglishCricket on | November 3, 2012, 15:13 GMT

    I just hope just for this once India thrashes Pakistan. Indian team is clever now blending in youth while the Pakistan team is old which is why they're succeeding in their final stages before they drop full time :P

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | November 3, 2012, 13:44 GMT

    @ WickyRoy.paklover . It is a shame to Pak team that same 'over rated' Shewag scored 300 against you in a test in your home series, isn't it? Dude, form is temporary and class is permanent. Our 'over rated' openers were the best in the world 2 years back. Do not forgot that.

  • POSTED BY kamranmalik7 on | November 3, 2012, 12:02 GMT

    England series is always an opportunity to bring out some exceptional batting talent like previously it produced the excellence of Azharuddin. under 19 captain chand should be given opportunity as opening batsman and mankad should play at no. 3. Rihane should be given chance in ODIs. I am looking forward to see atleast one Emerging batting star in this upcoming series !!

  • POSTED BY half_blood-prince on | November 3, 2012, 10:58 GMT

    we should rest dhoni,kohli,sachin,sehwag,gambhir, ashwin,yuvraj,zaheer for this pointless series and play 2nd string team so our youngsters as good performance will boost their confidence.ok??now enjoy the series pak.

  • POSTED BY Porky_PigTheToon on | November 3, 2012, 9:09 GMT

    @ Humayoun Ahmed Khan. Then that must have been year 2004 when Ind beat Pak in test series. Well thanks for correcting me !

  • POSTED BY WickyRoy.paklover on | November 3, 2012, 8:12 GMT

    @countrstrike 1.6,wel he z not aishewria rai neithr taj mahal.HE Z SOME BODY WHO z a class above all ur young batsmen (in tests) barring kohli.lolz

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2012, 5:26 GMT

    @counterstrike 1.6, the last time India toured Pakistan, they lost the test series 1-0 and won the ODIs 4-1. :)

  • POSTED BY Porky_PigTheToon on | November 3, 2012, 5:15 GMT

    @ Rajesh - exactly my point. before replying to wickyroy I tried to search about Azhar Ali on internet and sadly couldn't find anything. Who is she ? never heard about her before.

  • POSTED BY aaaa2aa on | November 3, 2012, 2:54 GMT

    opportunity knocking on the door Mr. Afridi .....i see him troting the indian bowler's around the ball park good opportunity to get his form back

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2012, 2:17 GMT

    Nothing in cricket is as entertaining to us observing from a neutral country (Nepal) than to watch an intensely competitive match between India and Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY pak78 on | November 2, 2012, 22:30 GMT

    what would have been good pk to play 5 t20s with india and then england to return back for there second leg of the tour and not play 5 odis but have a tri series between pakistan india and england.

  • POSTED BY Naren420 on | November 2, 2012, 17:29 GMT

    I don't understand the logic behind scheduling of the venues and itinerary. They start the first T20 in Bangalore (South India) and then travel to Ahmedabad (Northwest India and pretty close to Pakistan), then travel back all the way to Chennai (Southeast India and a handshake distance from Bangalore), then travel to Kolkata (East) and Delhi (North). The ideal route would be Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, Ahmedabad and then go home to Pakistan. Anyway, it doesn't matter as I am not traveling.

  • POSTED BY ProdigyA on | November 2, 2012, 16:18 GMT

    @Arsalan Shah Khan - looks like you've been living under a rock. Get up and see the world.

  • POSTED BY Rajesh_india_1990 on | November 2, 2012, 16:18 GMT

    @wicky.roylover lol..between.. who is azhar ali?did he scored 100 centuries?...pakistan batsman are the perfect flat track bullies..

  • POSTED BY ProdigyA on | November 2, 2012, 16:16 GMT

    "You just cant clap with one hand" - Mr Zaka, You should tell that to your "other" faithfull citizens of Pak. Only if they had so much sense.

  • POSTED BY beeran on | November 2, 2012, 16:12 GMT

    ok.Mr.VickyRoy.paklover,lets pray to almighty, that umar ak,shoib mal,younis kh,imran farhat.....etc may give studyclass to sachin,kohli,gambir,poojara,dhoni...etc to how to bat in professional cricket!!

  • POSTED BY Porky_PigTheToon on | November 2, 2012, 15:45 GMT

    @ Arsalan - no offence dude, i knw pak is a beautiful country and its people are also just like us ! but u can't ignore truth. (sooner u realize, better it is).

  • POSTED BY kyjo999 on | November 2, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    @YasirZaheer : No need of your strong objection. Its the truth and proven.

    @ S-A-M-1994 , your arrogant overconfidance will be adequately answered.

  • POSTED BY on | November 2, 2012, 13:40 GMT

    Time to abandon test cricket. Test format belongs to 1800s. In the fast paced world playing a 5-day match that produces no result is a big waste of everybody's time. I would rather see five T20s in those 5 days. IPL accomodates 10 matches in that much time.

  • POSTED BY WickyRoy.paklover on | November 2, 2012, 12:25 GMT

    @g.narisma,@counterstrike1.6,i know U r saying it 4 the sake of it.STEYN,Morkel R not that great against pak bt R handful against india,2ndly UR BOWLRS R NT GD ENUF TO DISLODGE Azhar ali twice in a test match forget misbah,younis.3rdly at least our openers have prformd beter than ur ovr.ratd flat track lovers like S n G.(article z very much visible on our very own cricinfo)

  • POSTED BY on | November 2, 2012, 12:24 GMT

    wht the hell is dat written by writer " militants from Pakistan" ?? wht does mean by dat ???

  • POSTED BY Stark62 on | November 2, 2012, 10:05 GMT

    The ODI series should be clean swept by Ind because Misbah will be Ind's 12th man on the pitch but the T20's is a 50/50 call and I wouldn't be surprised if the T20 series ended in a draw.

  • POSTED BY g.narsimha on | November 2, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    ALI SHAH PAK 86 -JUST ARROGANCE after reading these type of coments i wonder whether we have done a mistak by allowing u r team to play in IND as no body is interested to engage u see during this period ENG-IND, - SA-AUS- SL- NZ , EVEN BD- WI but no body playing u r team , whether we have 10 wicket taking bowlers or not i sure u dont have batsman to put at least a three digit score out side UAE ,

  • POSTED BY WickyRoy.paklover on | November 2, 2012, 9:07 GMT

    @imsrk,U MESSED UP THE WHOLE ISSUE.I MENTIOND 2000 JST BCOZ MANY OF INDIAN FANS TEND TO GLOAT TOO MUCH ovr post 2000 era n think Ind z all ovr pak.NO DOUBT IND WON THE RECENT 3 MATCHS BT ONE MUST ALSO TAKE DIS INTO CONSIDRATION THAT MATCHS BTWEN PAK N IND R FEW N FAR BTWEN N NOT PLAYED WITH REGULARITY,THE NO. Of matchs In a calendar Year R lower even than what bangla gets to play in test format.ARGUEBLY PITCHES WOULD B MOSTLY FLAT N ROADLIKE,N HENCE It would b closely contested odi series while pak would b favorite in t20s.

  • POSTED BY Porky_PigTheToon on | November 2, 2012, 8:57 GMT

    @Ali_Shah_Pak_86 - Let me remind you once again last time Ind toured Pak we beat your team in your own backyard 2-1. Yes, The same series in which Sehwag ended careers of the likes of Saqlin and Shabbir. And about our Wicket-Taking bowlers..Well yeah ! We might not have some of the Best fast Bowlers like Steyn, Morkel, Bollinger, Malinga, Finn etc. but to get Pak batsmen we don't need them either.

  • POSTED BY on | November 2, 2012, 8:48 GMT

    I will enjoy this series if kasab is hanged before it begins.

  • POSTED BY on | November 2, 2012, 8:42 GMT

    The only format India don't have home advantage is t20. Thanks to ipl .

  • POSTED BY Yasirzaheer on | November 2, 2012, 8:16 GMT

    Great newsa for both nations. May be we can see test matches as well in 2013

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | November 2, 2012, 7:55 GMT

    To all pak fans: PCB got this from BCCI as a help. So, PCB decided for ODIs and T20s which is financially beneficial for them. They wanna pay the players at least.

  • POSTED BY Yasirzaheer on | November 2, 2012, 7:43 GMT

    I strongly object the the last two words of this story. a great news for both nations.

  • POSTED BY S-A-M-1994 on | November 2, 2012, 7:43 GMT

    Pak ill win easily thats for sure

  • POSTED BY himohan007 on | November 2, 2012, 7:37 GMT

    @ramab spot on always BCCI is poor on scheduling.They also keep in mind to cut unwanted too much traveling in order to reduce fuel wastage/cost

  • POSTED BY on | November 2, 2012, 6:37 GMT

    Ignoring Test matches is criminal! When was the last time we saw an India vs Pak test match? I don't even remember anymore!

  • POSTED BY Ali_Shah_Pak_86 on | November 2, 2012, 6:25 GMT

    Why not test matches.... Seems like India dont have wicket taking test bowlers.... they have good hitters like sehwag and yuvraj and a better batsman like kohli but is Balajee and company enough to take wickets in test matches.... I dont think so... Come on India atleast home ground and crowd situation is the best option to test your abilities love to watch test match between pakistan and India after all they are playing odd T20 and ODI here and there in a bilateral series Test Match is crucial... after all cricketers still believe that the real cricket is test cricket....

  • POSTED BY Asif_Iqbal on | November 2, 2012, 6:07 GMT

    What is pak doiing in Nov,most part of Dec

  • POSTED BY on | November 2, 2012, 5:08 GMT

    A PEACE BEGIN WITH SMILE! (CRICKET MATCHES)

  • POSTED BY anver777 on | November 2, 2012, 5:00 GMT

    Hope it's gonna be a thrilling & exciting series between them before 2013 begins !!!

  • POSTED BY ARad on | November 2, 2012, 1:16 GMT

    This is really bad news for Sri Lanka Cricket. They have to reduce the number of pointless India - SL mathces from 24 per year to merely 19 per year now due to this twist that has added unexpected congestion to the cricket calendar.

  • POSTED BY on | November 2, 2012, 0:56 GMT

    @Heartbreakerz : In India tickets are sold out only 7-10 days before the match.

    Excited about the chennai match. Though I am not in the city anymore, but it just reminds me of saeed anwar's 194 and the standing ovation the crowd gave to Pak after the match.

  • POSTED BY crick_wizard on | November 1, 2012, 23:30 GMT

    I don't understand the concept of international t20s...playing just 1 or 2 matches is ridiculous and no one would take it seriously..if they are so keen on playing t20s they should do away with Odis and play 5 t20s, which will at least make it more competitive..

  • POSTED BY kc69 on | November 1, 2012, 22:15 GMT

    Guys i really dont get the confusion you all are having,last ODI between India and Pak was Asia Cup but in India was during the world cup whereas last T20 was few days back in Sri Lanka and i hope all three results gives the preview for the series.Saeed Ajmal is a player to be watched out for(If India can play him seried whitewash for Pakistan is imminent).

  • POSTED BY lettherebecricket on | November 1, 2012, 22:09 GMT

    A little too much cricket for India given their already packed schedule. Hope they have their player rotation policy worked out.

  • POSTED BY manish79 on | November 1, 2012, 21:22 GMT

    I am not in favor of this series.

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 20:45 GMT

    No match fr mumbai again..

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 20:24 GMT

    Where are the test matches?

  • POSTED BY t20cric on | November 1, 2012, 20:03 GMT

    I think Pakistan could actually win a few matches if they understand that certain players are no good any more. cough cough Shahid Afridi cough cough

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 19:25 GMT

    Why not Test matches...should have schedules a 2 match series at least.

  • POSTED BY heartbreakerz on | November 1, 2012, 18:31 GMT

    i hope to watch d kolkata odi live, when are d tickets going to b available. Can any indian help me...pak fan from dubai

  • POSTED BY warneneverchuck on | November 1, 2012, 18:27 GMT

    In form kohli is good enough to win series against pak

  • POSTED BY warneneverchuck on | November 1, 2012, 18:25 GMT

    @wickyroypaklover. As per your theory teams like AuS or WI have upper hand over most of the teams due to past records that doesnt mean they will beat any team today. Moreover if india used to be Pak bunny then currently Pak is India' s bunny. Pls remind me when Pak beat India last time. I think even u don't remember

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 18:04 GMT

    I think Pakistan t20 squad vs India should be 1.Hafeez 2. Ahmed Shehzad 3.Jamshed 4. Asad Shafiq/Umar Akmal 5.Misbah-Ul-Haq(C) (he adds solidity and calmness to the team during tense moments) 6.Kamran Akmal (wk) 7.Afridi 8.Razzaq 9.Raza Hasan/ Junaid Khan 10. Umar Gul/ Wahab Riaz 11. Saeed Ajmal. This Creates a perfect balance of pace and spin, and a perfect balance of youth and experiance! ODI Pakistan Squad: 1. Jamshed 2. Azhar Ali 3. Asad Shafiq 4. Younis Khan (c) 5. Umar Akmal 6. Fawad Alam 7. Kamran Akmal (wk) 8. Afridi 9. Raza Hasan/ Tanvir 10.Umar Gul/ Junaid Khan 11. Ajmal. I think that Hafeez and Misbah should focus and play only t20 and tests so they can make room for Fawad Alam, and Azhar Ali!

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 17:26 GMT

    why not test matches rather then odi

  • POSTED BY rohit179 on | November 1, 2012, 17:13 GMT

    matches are in winter team winning toss will have edge,hope INDIA will white wash the series

  • POSTED BY Rajesh_india_1990 on | November 1, 2012, 16:55 GMT

    Guys, The author is refering to the last match between india vs pakistan in india(asia cup was played in bangla and t20wc was played in srilanka)

  • POSTED BY WickyRoy.paklover on | November 1, 2012, 16:42 GMT

    India as a team was pak's buny befor 2000,howevr,india got slightly more competitive aftr 2000 than what they were pre 2000,hence matches now R more Competitive n no more one sided afair most of times may b due to the fact that Pak r yet To introduce young pacers in place of oldies like gul,bt i have no doubt in my mind that results would tilt again in pak's favor when junaid,talha,zia.ul.haq,wahab would be regular part of playing 11 4 pak.ANY WAY PAK Z STIL VRY COMPETITIVE AGAINST IND IN LAST 12 YEARS,contrary to pak's domination ovr ind pre 2000 era.Especialy Pak Z great in india,pak have chased scores in exces of 300 in india with utmost ease,obviously evrybdy knows the calibre of indian bowling.lolz

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 16:40 GMT

    I agree with ShahbazSalamat....series results are decided, One Day 2:1 India and T20 1:1

  • POSTED BY Omarrz on | November 1, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    This tour is an example of yet another display of domination of BCCI over world cricket. "Hey, I don't want to tour your country and I don't like to play in UAE (your second home) so come to my backyard so that I can get full support of my crowd, home advantage and all the money. And hey just FYI, we are best when we play at home."

    BTW, Pakistan is best when they play in India, FEI.

  • POSTED BY dadakrb on | November 1, 2012, 16:24 GMT

    Despite the jam-packed schedule of team India - this series will be exciting and hopefully herald the restart of more series between these two countries.

  • POSTED BY dadakrb on | November 1, 2012, 16:22 GMT

    This is good news for sub-continental cricket ! By having more such bi-lateral or tri-lateral matches, the teams will be better able to match and beat the other top cricket teams and show that sub-continental teams are really the best in the world.

  • POSTED BY Porky_PigTheToon on | November 1, 2012, 16:20 GMT

    " Krishn Verma on (November 01 2012, 12:57 PM GMT) Very Good for us as a cricket Fan across both countries..its a Treat to watch the talent of India and Pakistan..I am a grt Fan of Pakistan Bowling and Indian batting..Terrorism should stop from Pak area and Terrorist must leave beautiful Pakistan so that ppl can live freely and can enjoy life..Feeling sad for families of Martyrs(Shaheed) of both the countries.Terrorism should stop so tha we can play and live together."

    Very well said, bro..

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 16:11 GMT

    pak will win this series

  • POSTED BY Porky_PigTheToon on | November 1, 2012, 16:11 GMT

    No matter what the result would be the fact is both Indian and Pakistan teams rock. :) It is really a tight slap on the faces of those Pakistani militants who had taken lives of so many innocent Indians. May God bless everyone. Cheers !

  • POSTED BY Crick_Expert on | November 1, 2012, 16:01 GMT

    I am BANGLA fans & feeling sad PCB sending team to India not Bangladesh. This was Indian team turns to visit PAK, it really shame for PCB as they downed in front of BCCI, and re-sending team for India tour. They should reconsider our request and send team to face powerful BANGLA Tigers.

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 16:00 GMT

    Pakistan will beat the shit of the indian team in india. Pakistan will win by 3-0 in one day and will win the T20 by 2-0. Indian will cry it haha. fucking losser indian.

  • POSTED BY GRVJPR on | November 1, 2012, 15:40 GMT

    England's test was against spin and they failed. Scoring hundred against India -A seamers is not a big deal. We know we don't have quality seamers, but we do have pretty dangerous spinner.

  • POSTED BY Baber_Baloch on | November 1, 2012, 15:36 GMT

    NO i more like to PAKISTAN play against Australia and England,.there no more charm in IND vs PAk game as before ,,,coz there much politics in these,s cricket....same in boht way people,s mind.

  • POSTED BY Syed_imran_abbas on | November 1, 2012, 15:31 GMT

    My indian fellows are under-estimating Pakistani team. Though you are lions of home but trust me its not gona be that straight forward. Lets see how you do against england first. You can say these things if you white wash england first, which is very unlikely to me.

  • POSTED BY KrazyCricketKid on | November 1, 2012, 15:25 GMT

    My T20 Squad: 1.Gautam Gambhir(CAPT) 2.Shikhar Dhawan 3.Virat Kohli 4.Suresh Raina 5.Yuvraj Singh 6.Ambati Rayudu 7.Dinesh Karthi(WK) 8.Ravichandran Aswhin 9.Irfan Pathan 10.Ashok Dinda 11.Umesh Yadav

  • POSTED BY AMAZINGFAN on | November 1, 2012, 15:12 GMT

    IND SHUD REST SENIOR PLAYERS FOR THIS SERIES AS THEY WILL BE TIRED AFTER ENG SERIES.....EVEN OUR SECOND STRING SIDE CAN BEAT THIS HOPELESS PAK TEAM....GO INDIA GO

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 15:12 GMT

    Regardless of series results, its time to give upcoming players chance to show case their talents. Team Pakistan need to get rid of "deadwood (tried/tested/failed stars)" from their line up. Lets see if PCB caves in to players power (again) !

  • POSTED BY WickyRoy.paklover on | November 1, 2012, 15:01 GMT

    India as a team was pak's buny befor 2000,howevr,india got slightly more competitive aftr 2000 than what they were pre 2000,hence matches now R more Competitive n no more one sided afair most of times may b due to the fact that Pak r yet To introduce young pacers in place of oldies like gul,bt i have no doubt in my mind that results would tilt again in pak's favor when junaid,talha,zia.ul.haq,wahab would be regular part of playing 11 4 pak.ANY WAY PAK Z STIL VRY COMPETITIVE AGAINST IND IN LAST 12 YEARS,contrary to pak's domination ovr ind pre 2000 era.Especialy Pak Z great in india,pak have chased scores in exces of 300 in india with utmost ease,obviously evrybdy knows the calibre of indian bowling.lolz

  • POSTED BY QingdaoXI on | November 1, 2012, 14:51 GMT

    @all, Espncricinfo wants to say about there last meeting in India and that was in Mohali, World cup semi-final 2011.

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | November 1, 2012, 14:47 GMT

    A meaningless series. Why schedule a short ODI tour in the middle of a test season ? The BCCI is killing Indian cricket. We could have accommodated the Pakistanis sometime early next year after the Australian series. Or, we could have played them in the UAE where the crowd support will be more consistent. While Pakistan are talented, can't see them beating India, especially in ODIs. India are far talented and skilled. Pakistan's bowling however is superb. So it will be Indian batting vs. Pakistan bowling.

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 14:26 GMT

    last meeting was in the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka :) ..

  • POSTED BY ShahbazSalamat on | November 1, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    India will dominate ...as they are dominating more of ICC....this series is decided....India 2:1 ODI's ...and T20s 1:1 draw...so India will win...just to make there crow happy after the loss of Asia and T20 WC . Pakistan will be humiliated....Until someone else take charge of ICC....

  • POSTED BY Resultpredictor on | November 1, 2012, 14:15 GMT

    Last meeting between India and Pakistan was in Asia cup earlier this year

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 14:09 GMT

    i think this is good for the Cricket itself !

  • POSTED BY cricjaffa on | November 1, 2012, 14:09 GMT

    This series should not have been organised in the first place in India. It would have been better if they at least played in neutral venues. No Pakistani team must be allowed in India until the 26/11 culprits are brought to justice.

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 14:00 GMT

    Goodluck Team PAKISTAN...

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 13:57 GMT

    I really dont understand..BCCI is hell bent on givng absolutely no breaks to players bodies..look at the schedule..its already jam packed...and whatever little time was given by christmas, board has utilized it to sandwich another series..I dont think timing of this series is right frm any angle...agreed it is a good sign of pak in india, but i guess...its askin for too much from indian players who will be tired after gruelling test series...and dont forget we hv high class australians arriving soon in feb...by that time i dont see indian players will be dead tired n pullling themselves along for another gruelling 4 test 5 odi tour...well done BCCI for just focusing on filling in the coffers..

  • POSTED BY tanstell87 on | November 1, 2012, 13:50 GMT

    BCCI should arrange more India-Pakistan series rather than India-Sri Lanka...great oppurtunity for India to get past Pakistan & better that record...Pakistan is a weak team now compared to what it was back in the 80s & 90s....India will win 2-0 in T20s & 3-0 in ODIs & will be crowned number 1 team in both the formats.

  • POSTED BY RathishCochin on | November 1, 2012, 13:47 GMT

    "However, they have met in multinational tournaments - their last meeting was in Mohali for the 2011 World Cup semi-final." -

    They meet each other in WT20 were India beat Pakistan by 8 Wickets on Sep 30 2012...

    -DID YOU FORGET THAT?

  • POSTED BY meastrostroke on | November 1, 2012, 13:43 GMT

    @RAMEEZAMS.. please stop comparing umar with kohli. . Kohli has scored double the number of centuries than all akmals combined. hahaha.

  • POSTED BY rjt00 on | November 1, 2012, 13:40 GMT

    "their last meeting was in Mohali for the 2011 World Cup semi-final". Slight correction- their last meeting was in Colombo for the 2012 ICC World T20 super8's game.

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 13:40 GMT

    probably the best decision not to play in Mumbai with all those rowdies of MNS and Shiv Sena ...who spoil the spirit of Game.. well done BCCI :) Sad for Mumbai cricket Lovers who wont be able to watch live matches ..

  • POSTED BY SwapnilDudhane on | November 1, 2012, 13:33 GMT

    India should select a good team for both t20 series - england & pakistan

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 13:32 GMT

    just have to make a correction in this article.....that attack was not my Pakistan Millitants. It was by the Indians!!!!! A waste of series anyways!!!!

  • POSTED BY CricketMaan on | November 1, 2012, 13:28 GMT

    A nice oppurtunity to field a new T20 team (even if seniors return later). Kholi (c), Vijay, Dhawan, Chand, Raina, Yuvi, Tiwary, Rohit, I Pathan, DK/Bisla, Ashwin, Abdulla, Umesh, Awana, Dinda..but i know and we know it will be the same old Viru, GG, Kholi, Raina, Yuvi, Rohit, MSD, I Pathan, Ashwin, Zak, Balaji..

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 13:25 GMT

    This series is utterly shameful.

  • POSTED BY CricketMaan on | November 1, 2012, 13:23 GMT

    Looks like BCCI wants Modi on his side, to have Pak in Ahmedabad is a wonderful PR for Modi as well. it will work, anyways finally a meaniful bilateral series. The debate whether the ties should resume will go on.

  • POSTED BY me.teamindia on | November 1, 2012, 13:22 GMT

    India and Pakistan have last met in ICC World T20 2012 , not in 2011 CWC... plzz make note of the correction..

  • POSTED BY Ronsars on | November 1, 2012, 13:21 GMT

    Could not they have prepared an itinerary in this way Chennai,Bengaluru,Ahmedabad,Delhi and Kolkata to minimise travel time.....Excited for this series!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 13:16 GMT

    why a T20 and 3 ODI's? Why not just four ODI's? The T20 world cup has just finished and hence this T20 ODI will be meaningless.

  • POSTED BY AMAZINGFAN on | November 1, 2012, 13:12 GMT

    EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT WILL BE THE RESULT OF THE SERIES.....PAK CAN NEVER BEAT IND......WITH OVER-RATED BOWLERS AND CLUB-LEVEL BATSMEN THEY CAN NEVER BEAT IND.....IND WILL WHITEWASH PAK IN BOTH ODI AND T20 SERIES....

  • POSTED BY WickyRoy.paklover on | November 1, 2012, 13:06 GMT

    My only concern is that matches should be decided on the playing field rather than some where else.If this z going to hapen,pak should continue its domination against india in india

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 12:57 GMT

    Very Good for us as a cricket Fan across both countries..its a Treat to watch the talent of India and Pakistan..I am a grt Fan of Pakistan Bowling and Indian batting..Terrorism should stop from Pak area and Terrorist must leave beautiful Pakistan so that ppl can live freely and can enjoy life..Feeling sad for families of Martyrs(Shaheed) of both the countries.Terrorism should stop so tha we can play and live together.

  • POSTED BY PrasPunter on | November 1, 2012, 12:54 GMT

    @ alikhan224 , yes , things would have been agreed that way even before a ball is bowled. Quite obvious !!

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 12:53 GMT

    hope India destroy pakitan dis time as well!!!

  • POSTED BY masoodali150 on | November 1, 2012, 12:52 GMT

    Very quick response from India to schedule this series but there must be at least 2 tests.

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 12:43 GMT

    Correction: India and Pakistan last met in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh this year.

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 12:42 GMT

    No ODI's in MUMBAIIII :'(

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 12:41 GMT

    If pakistan can come to India, perhaps India can brave a trip to the UAE to play pak at dubai, abu dhabi and yes sharjah since you guys think you can hammer us...

  • POSTED BY jagatr on | November 1, 2012, 12:41 GMT

    Totally agree @Narmeen Khan - only, I wish this was a 5 test series :)

  • POSTED BY smartguy786 on | November 1, 2012, 12:39 GMT

    Nice feeling about this tour, let it happen guys

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 12:39 GMT

    T20-1-1,ODI-3-0 win for India!

  • POSTED BY Makkered on | November 1, 2012, 12:38 GMT

    Toothless Home ministry can do only this much, put the issue to cool down and do the same blunder again....

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 12:34 GMT

    Virat kohli odi man of the series. I can bet for any amount

  • POSTED BY Chets007 on | November 1, 2012, 12:32 GMT

    I believe India and Pakistan have a played against each other in the Asia Cup too, so the statement - "their last meeting was in Mohali for the 2011 World Cup semi-final". seems to be wrong.

    Going to be an interesting series as Pakistan has improved and also India is always good when it comes to ODIs specially in India.

  • POSTED BY WickyRoy.paklover on | November 1, 2012, 12:31 GMT

    My only concern is that matches should be decided on the playing field rather than some where else.If this z going to hapen,pak should continue its domination against india in india

  • POSTED BY u.t.k.a.l on | November 1, 2012, 12:31 GMT

    Very good news ... after all the fans of cricket will enjoy ind vs pak matches....we heartly welcomes our pak brothers .... i guess t20 resluts will be 1-1 and odi resluts will be 2-1.

  • POSTED BY PakFan1209 on | November 1, 2012, 12:29 GMT

    im a pakistani but i think pak will lose the odis and i dont know about the t20s but best of luck to pakistan

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 12:24 GMT

    India has a much better team than Pakistan. Plus its happening in India which also goes in their favor. I think they will win both the series comfortably.

  • POSTED BY vj3478 on | November 1, 2012, 12:23 GMT

    2 shameless governments/boards!

  • POSTED BY Narbavi on | November 1, 2012, 12:20 GMT

    the team first plays 4 test matches in a span of 30days, then after a couple of days they play 4 t20's and 8 odi's in a span of 35 days!! hmm, that's a cause for concern, injuries might happen, too much of a workload, i see only Virat playing all these games, nobody else!!

  • POSTED BY mixxing_15 on | November 1, 2012, 12:20 GMT

    Their last meeting was on September 30, 2012, during the World Twenty20.

  • POSTED BY ramab on | November 1, 2012, 12:15 GMT

    Poor Scheduling. Why can't they schedule the 1st T20 in Ahm'bad and the 2nd at B'lore followed by the 1st ODI in Chennai and then Kolkatta and Delhi. This would have been easier for travel for both sides. Strange ways of BCCI...

  • POSTED BY WickyRoy.paklover on | November 1, 2012, 12:06 GMT

    My only concern is that matches should be decided on the playing field rather than some where else.If this z going to hapen,pak should continue its domination against india in india

  • POSTED BY Tanveer_is on | November 1, 2012, 12:06 GMT

    This will be Sparkling series for both contries. And it is vey difficult for pakistan to handle indian crowed. Team Battle is India= 70% & Pakistan=30% Best of luck for both the teams...

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    Great News I hope for the peaceful series...

  • POSTED BY alikhan224 on | November 1, 2012, 11:54 GMT

    Pakistan winning t20 series 2-0 and India winning ODI 2-1...

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 11:54 GMT

    it will be become a good tournament.

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 11:54 GMT

    Finally the snow has melted, Nice to here this, though I would have prefered a full tour of 3 test, 5 odo and 2 T20. But for the start it's already enough

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 11:51 GMT

    we are waiting for this moment...

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 11:47 GMT

    Very good venues.Looking forward to it.

  • POSTED BY RAMEEZAMS on | November 1, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    Cant say abt T20.. Bt in ODI its gng 2 b very tough 4 pakistan.. India r favourites go India gooooooooooooo :) Kohli, Umar, Ashwin & Ajmal r the key playersssssss !

  • POSTED BY Porky_PigTheToon on | November 1, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    Great ! Good luck to both the teams. I will try to get Delhi's ticket.

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 11:43 GMT

    Just cant keep waiting for dis big series to start........

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 11:42 GMT

    It feels like India Will be hammered by Pakistan team ;-) Gudluck for a nice show Pakistan ...

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 11:39 GMT

    Chennai and Kolkata stadiums are allways lucky for pakistan team

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    That will be a series to watch !!! Emotions have start kicking !!! Come on India ... kick there ASS !!!

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  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    That will be a series to watch !!! Emotions have start kicking !!! Come on India ... kick there ASS !!!

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 11:39 GMT

    Chennai and Kolkata stadiums are allways lucky for pakistan team

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 11:42 GMT

    It feels like India Will be hammered by Pakistan team ;-) Gudluck for a nice show Pakistan ...

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 11:43 GMT

    Just cant keep waiting for dis big series to start........

  • POSTED BY Porky_PigTheToon on | November 1, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    Great ! Good luck to both the teams. I will try to get Delhi's ticket.

  • POSTED BY RAMEEZAMS on | November 1, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    Cant say abt T20.. Bt in ODI its gng 2 b very tough 4 pakistan.. India r favourites go India gooooooooooooo :) Kohli, Umar, Ashwin & Ajmal r the key playersssssss !

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 11:47 GMT

    Very good venues.Looking forward to it.

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 11:51 GMT

    we are waiting for this moment...

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 11:54 GMT

    Finally the snow has melted, Nice to here this, though I would have prefered a full tour of 3 test, 5 odo and 2 T20. But for the start it's already enough

  • POSTED BY on | November 1, 2012, 11:54 GMT

    it will be become a good tournament.