If Pakistan defeats arch-rivals India in their T20 World Cup 2021 match on October 24 in Dubai, then the players would be eligible for a large prize. Notably, India presently leads the head-to-head series 12-0, having defeated their Asian counterparts five times in T20 World Cups and seven times in ODI World Cups. Meanwhile, according to recent reports, if Babar Azam’s team defeats India on October 24, they will receive a 50% rise in match fees – around PKR 170,000 according to the central contracts. According to a source from Cricket Pakistan, a player’s current match fees are PKR 338,250, which means that beating India will earn them more than PKR 500,000.
The same increment will apply if Pakistan defeats the world’s top-ranked T20 team, which is now England. The players are expected to receive a 300 percent rise in their respective match fees if the team wins the competition. The ICC announced before the commencement of the tournament that the tournament champions would receive a $1.6 million check. Meanwhile, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly believes India can improve their undefeated World Cup record against Pakistan to 13-0.
“Yes, 13-0 is a distinct possibility, and India’s unbeaten streak over Pakistan in this World Cup could be extended. All of the Indian players are real match-winners, and fingers crossed, this team can finally end our 10-year wait for a world cup victory. Pakistan is a strong team as well. Anything can happen if one or two players connect. It is critical to win the mental war. I think it’ll be a fantastic match!” ,ABP News spoke with Ganguly.
“It’s not as though India will always triumph. There will inevitably be pauses between World Cup victories. India won the World Cup in both 2011 and 2007. In 2003 and 2014, we reached the final. Even in 2017, we reached the final of the Champions Trophy but lost to Pakistan. Because Indian cricket is so powerful, we will continue to be given opportunities to play in the final. Even this year, we have reason to be optimistic. India is a strong competitor,” he concluded, “but fingers crossed.”