Rohit Sharma-led India will face their arch-rivals Pakistan in a highly anticipated match in the ICC Men’s World Cup tournament at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 14 at 2 pm IST.
India won the toss and chose to bowl first. Rohit Sharma said that Shubman Gill is back and he will replace Ishan Kishan as the opener.
Imam-ul- Haq and Abdullah Shafique, the opening pair for Pakistan strides.
Both India and Pakistan have won their first two matches in the tournament and are tied on points. This will be the eighth meeting between the two teams in 50-over World Cups, and India has a perfect record against Pakistan in World Cups.
Head to head:
- Overall ODIs: India has won 56 matches, Pakistan has won 73 matches, and 5 matches have been drawn.
- World Cup ODIs: India has won all 7 matches.
- T20Is: India has won 5 matches, Pakistan has won 1 match, and 1 match has been tied.
- Champions Trophy: Pakistan has won 3 matches, India has won 2 matches.
Players to watch out for:
- Batting: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul
- Bowling: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, and R Ashwin
- Batting: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Imam-ul-Haq
- Bowling: Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, and Shadab Khan
Weather and pitch report
The weather forecast for Ahmedabad on match day is sunny and warm, with a slight chance of rain. The pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium is known to be a good batting surface, so the captain winning the toss may choose to bat first.
The India vs Pakistan match will be aired live on Indian television via Star Sports channels. Indian viewers can also enjoy free live streaming of the match on the Disney+Hotstar app and website. The match starts at 2 pm IST.
Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, 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
Both India and Pakistan are evenly matched teams, and the match is expected to be a close and exciting one. India has a better record against Pakistan in World Cups, but Pakistan has been in good form in recent months. It is difficult to predict who will win the match, but it is sure to be a thrilling encounter.