'Traditional rivals' India and Pakistan are all set to clash in a Twenty20 World Cup match in Dubai, today, setting ablaze the excitement of fans across the subcontinent.

The event is all but just another game between the countries that have long been dubbed arch-rivals. The Indian Sub-continent's two feuding neighbours have gone to war three times and are at odds over Kashmir, fueling fervours in both countries every time they meet each other in sporting events -- cricket in particular.

The rivalry between two teams has drawn fans pouring to the stadiums and in front of their TVs, bringing about a festive environment in both countries.

In Dubai, Virat Kohli will lead the Indian team that will go head to with the Babar Azam's squad.

According to Reuters, 17,500 tickets for the game were sold out hours after being put on sale and television channels in both countries are running special shows on the match.

In the 12 occasions they have faced in world cups, India has whitewashed Pakistan in both Twenty20 and 50-over formats.

The match is scheduled to begin at 7:45 pm Nepali time.