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A matter of national pride and cricket excellence: Pakistan vs India. Join our debate and help us decide which is the more successful cricket team.
India vs Pakistan
The India vs Pakistan is probably one of the most interesting sports rivalries in history. India-Pakistan cricket matches have a special meaning and mobilize fans all over the world. After the partition of British India into India and Pakistan and the subsequent Kashmir conflict the tensions between these two big countries extended to the domain of sports. Since the first cricket test match series in the early 1950s the two national teams have found extra motivation when playing with their arch-rival. Each game has stimulated the passions of millions of spectators who interpreted cricket matches as a way to demonstrate national pride through non-violent means. India and Pakistan have played each other 193 times. Pakistan has been historically more successul in One Day Internationals (72 vs 51) games and Test matches (12 vs 9). However, India is leading in terms of victories Twenty20 International games (5 vs 1) and in number of major international titles won (13 vs 9). India and Pakistan national teams have also had some of the best all-time cricketers in the world.
The all-time greatest Indian cricketers include:
- Sachin Tendulkar
- Sunil Gavaskar
- Kapil Dev
- Sourav Ganguly
- Anil Kumble
- Rahul Dravid
The top Pakistanian cricketers in history are:
- Imran Khan
- Javed Miandad
- Waqar Younis
- Wasim Akram
- Hanif Mohammad
Out of these two legendary cricket teams, which one has been historically more successful: India or Pakistan? Why? Who were the men who contributed the most to build the reputation of these two cricket giants? Vote and share your thoughts below.
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India vs Pakistan: which is historically the more successful cricket team?
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