Would love to see India taking on Pakistan in finale of ICC T20 World Cup – Gavaskar

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar wants to see India taking on Pakistan in the finale of the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE. India had defeated Pakistan in the final of the inaugural 2007 T20 World Cup.

“I would like to see India in that final, and Pakistan. What else does anybody want? Even the ICC wants India and Pakistan to be in the final,” Gavaskar said on Salaam Cricket 2021.

Meanwhile, Gavaskar and former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram named India, Pakistan, England and the West Indies as favourites to reach the knock-out stage.

“New Zealand’s chances really depend on the weather I feel. It is hot now and if it remains like this, it will be difficult for them but then by October, it will be pleasant.

“For me, the four sides that can reach semis are India, West Indies, Pakistan and England,” he said.

“They have won the World Cup twice and people keep underestimating them,” said Gavaskar of the West Indies.