Arch-rivals India and Pakistan will meet in a blockbuster clash tomorrow i.e. on 14 October at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. It is anticipated that millions of cricket fans are set to pack restaurants, bars, street markets, and malls especially from both these countries to witness the high-voltage match. The India and Pakistan cricket match is one of the most fierce in the world, with matches between the two countries receiving significant global viewership.
India got their campaign off to a great start as they beat Australia and Afghanistan in their first two games.
On the other hand, Pakistan also won their opening two games against Nederlands and Sri Lanka. The Men in Green will look to get another win under their belt in the upcoming fixture and strengthen their position on the point table. India, meanwhile, with home advantage, would head into this match with a lot of confidence.
IND vs PAK Match Details:
|Match||India Vs Pakistan, ODI World Cup 2023, Match 12|
|Venue||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|
|Date & Time||Saturday, October 14, 2:00 PM (IST)|
|Live Streaming Details||Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar app and website|
Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report:
The pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad offers a great balance between batting and bowling, with spinners having an advantage. Fast bowlers will need to be accurate to avoid being punished by the batters. Spinners will find some assistance from the pitch, especially when the sun is shining. However, as the match progresses and dew sets in, batting becomes easier and batters can play their shots freely.
IND vs PAK Head-to-Head Record:
|First Played||1st Oct 1978|
|Last Played||10th Sep 2023|
IND vs PAK Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.
Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.
Pakistan’s bowling is their go-to department, and in the absence of dynamite Naseem Shah, Hasan Ali has filled in his shoes, performing against Sri Lanka by picking four wickets. Alongside him, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf will hold the key in this game.
Result Prediction –
This India vs Pakistan World Cup match guarantees to be an exciting affair, with both teams giving their best to come on top. However, with crowd support and given their recent run of form, India will start as favourites in this match.