India vs Pakistan is one of the most awaited matches in the world and it is time for the iconic clash to witness as both teams lock horns at Narendra Modi Cricket stadium in Ahmedabad on a super Saturday and the scheduled start time for the match is 2:00 pm local time.
India will be looking to retain the winning streak against Pakistan in World Cups, on the other hand, Pakistan will be looking forward to continuing their momentum in the tournament.
The Positives for India going forward in this game are Top order batsman scoring runs Rohit got a hundred and Gill has recovered and may be available in this game, Kohli has got two fifties in the tournament and Shreyas Iyer came back to his touch in the game against Afghanistan. Coming to the bowling department, Jadeja has been expectational in both the matches. India has two X-factors in the bowling attack, Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah, who have done exceptionally well picking up wickets in crucial times.
Positives for Pakistan looking forward are Abdullah Shafique and Mohammad Rizwan scoring centuries in the previous game against Sri Lanka, where they chased down 345 in 48.2 overs, which is a record-breaking chase in World Cup history. Hasan Ali took four wickets in the previous game and already has six wickets in his pocket in this tournament. Shaheen Afridi has troubled the Indian batsmen in past, and he may be the game-changer in this game.
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The intensity in the India vs Pakistan match is at a different level. We’ve had some unbelievable battles. The 5 times I have been part of 1992,96,99,03 and 2011 world cup and we have won against Pakistan
Very excited and well prepared for India vs Pakistan – feeling good mentally and physically. You have to be absolutely at your best when you face Pakistan
India vs Pakistan Pitch Report
The Surface at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is an excellent batting surface and favours batsman. Spinners are highly effective in the later stages of the 1st innings and as the game progresses it gets better to bat on under lights. The team winning the toss will prefer to bowl first.
India vs Pakistan Playing XI
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
Pakistan Playing XI: Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi.
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India vs Pakistan Match prediction
India are undefeated against Pakistan in ICC Cricket ODI World Cup’s winning all the seven matches played against the arch-rivals. In their last Encounter against Pakistan in the recently concluded Asia Cup team India won the match by a huge margin.
The stage and stakes are all time high and expect a close contest between both the teams. Our final prediction is Team India to win the match and extend their winning streak in ODI World Cups.