The most awaited clash of the Cricket World Cup 2023 will be played on October 14 in the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad. India and Pakistan have played seven matches at the ODI World Cup, all of which India have won. Pakistan have never beaten India at the ODI World Cup and will be looking to break the streak this time around.
Both India and Pakistan have won their first two matches of the tournament. India beat Australia and Afghanistan, while Pakistan best the Netherlands and Sri Lanka. A great news coming in from the Indian camp is the return of Shubman Gill. The opener missed the first two matches after being diagnosed with dengue but has recovered in time ahead of the big clash. Skipper Rohit Sharma confirmed on the eve of the match that Gill is available to play. The batsman has been in an incredible form across formats, but in India’s he’s played in India in 2023, Gill has scored 698 runs at an astounding average of 77.56.
Virat Kohli will be another key player for India against Pakistan. In 16 ODI matches against Pakistan, Kohli has amassed 662 runs at an average of 55.16. More recently, he scored a century against them at the Asia Cup 2023. For Pakistan, the recent form of Babar Azam will be a matter of concern. The captain has scored just 15 runs across two innings in the tournament.
Ahead of the next game of the Cricket World Cup 2023, here is everything you need to know.
India vs Pakistan Injury Update
Shubman Gill, who missed the first two matches due to dengue, is fit to play this match. Ishan Kishan will thus have to sit out. Pakistan, on the other hand, are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI.
India vs Pakistan Predicted XI
India predicted XI: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), Shubman Gill, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Shreyas Iyer/Suryakumar Yadav, 5 KL Rahul (wk), 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Mohammed Siraj
Pakistan predicted XI: 1 Abdullah Shafique, 2 Imam-ul-Haq, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 5 Saud Shakeel, 6 Ifthikhar Ahmed, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Mohammad Nawaz, 9 Shaheen Afridi, 10 Hasan Ali, 11 Haris Rauf
India vs Pakistan Match Details
Match: India vs Pakistan
Date & Time: October 14, 2.00 PM IST
Venue: Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad
India vs Pakistan Fantasy Team
Wicket-Keepers: KL Rahul, Mohammad Rizwan (vc)
Batters: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Abdullah Shafique
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Iftikhar Ahmed
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Kuldeep Yadav
India vs Pakistan: Ahmedabad Weather and Pitch Report
The pitch at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium is expected to be a high scoring one while also assisting the fast bowlers. Anything above 280 will be a competitive total here.
The weather in Ahmedabad will be sunny and humid. The temperature will be around 34 degrees Celsius.
India vs Pakistan, 2023 World Cup Broadcast details
The match between India and Pakistan will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
India vs Pakistan Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the India vs Pakistan match. The toss will take place at 2.00 PM IST.
India vs Pakistan ODI matches Head-to-Head
|Matches won by India||56|
|Matches won by Pakistan||73|
India vs Pakistan match prediction
Pakistan have never beaten India at the ODI World Cup, a streak that they will look to break this time with a good team at their disposal. However, getting the better of an in-form Indian team will not be an easy task.