The biggest game of this World Cup 2023 will be played against Pakistan and India at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, in the presence of more than One Lac thirty thousand fans. This is the first time in international cricket history that these many spectators will be presented in the stadium. India and Pakistan have the biggest rivalry in cricket, Where every activity stops just because of the game.
Indian team is considered a favorite for this game as they have gained momentum by winning the Asia Cup and beating Pakistan. Moreover, their bowling lineup restricted the strong batting lineup of Australia under 200, and they got an easy victory against Afghanistan.
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul is the main strength of the Indian batting lineup. Any of them can single-handedly snatch the game from Pakistan. All of them have the capability of scoring double hundred, and we have seen double hundreds by Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill.
Very interestingly, the Indian team has a very strong bowling unit for ODI World Cup 2023. Muhammad Siraj and Jarprit Bumrah are included in the top 10 ODI bowling rankings by ICC. Moreover, their spinning department is very strong due to Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ravichandran Ashwin.
Shubman Gill has recovered from dengue and is ready to show his class in the game against Pakistan. In yesterday’s press conference, Captain Rohit Sharma said that “Shubman is 99% fit,” and chances are very high that he will be included in the playing XI.
The Pakistani team is under pressure due to defeat in the Aisa Cup, and their Bowlers are struggling to get wickets. No doubt, Shaheen Shah and Haris Rauf can come back from every situation. If Shaheen succeeded in getting early wickets with Hassan Ali, then Haris can do wonders in the middle overs.
Pakistani captain Babar Azam failed in both games against Sri Lanka and the Netherlands. But the good thing for them was that although Babar failed, they still managed to chase 344 runs. Muhammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafiq’s performances will be the decider of the Pakistani batting lineup.
Pakistan vs India Match Details
Pakistan and India will play at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. The game will start at 1:00 PM according to India time and 1:30 in Pakistan. A match opening ceremony will be held before the game where the Bollywood actors will perform. The game will be telecast on Star Sports in India and Ary Sports in Pakistan.
|Venue||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|
|Live Channels||Star Sports, Disney + Hotstar, Sky Sports, PTV Sports|
|Pakistan Captain||Babar Azam|
|India Captain||Rohit Sharma|
Pakistan vs India: Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report
The pitches at Narendra Modi Stadium are batting-friendly, and it appears that this will be a high-scoring game. Fast bowlers will benefit in the early stages of the game, while spinners will benefit as the ball wears down. When the ball ages, this pitch becomes more conducive to spinners, who can bowl pretty successfully. Furthermore, due will be key in the second inning. The second inning becomes more difficult to move, and the winning captain will want to bat first.
Ind vs Pak: Narendra Modi Stadium Weather Report
The weather at Narendra Modi Stadium is clear with shattered clouds. The temperature during the game will be between 30 to 34 degrees. Due to very low wind speed, batters will have an edge. There are no chances of due in the second innings that will be helpful for the bowlers. Below is the complete weather report of Narendra Modi Stadium:
Pakistan vs India Head to Head in ODI
India and Pakistan have played 134 ODI matches, and Pakistan has dominated in this format. Pakistan has won 73 games and got victory in 56, and Five matches ended without any result. Pakistan failed to win a single game in the ODI World Cup. Both teams faced off in 7 ODI World Cup games, and India won every time.
Pakistani Team in Last 5 ODI’s: W W L L W
Indian Team in Last 5 ODI’s: W W L W W
Pakistan Probable Playing XI vs India
Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafiq, Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmad, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Hassan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf
India Probable Playing XI vs India
Rohit Sharma, Shubman GIll, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandaran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
Pakistan and India Injuered Player
Shubaman Gill was ill due to dengue fever but has recovered and will probably be part of the playing XI. Muhammad Rizwan from Pakistan had severe cramps during the Sri Lanka game but is also fir. So both teams have fit players on their bench, and everyone is available for the game.
Where to Watch England vs New Zealand ODI World Cup Match
The match between India and Pakistan will be broadcast on Star Sports in Hindi, English, Tamil, and Telugu, and streaming will be available on Disney+Hotstar. Pakistani viewers can tune in on PTV Sports and A Sports on their TV. Live streaming rights are granted to ARY Zap and Daraz Mobile app in Pakistan for the ODI World Cup. Below is the list of broadcasters and live streamers for Ind vs Pak match:
|Country||TV Channels||Live Streaming Apps and Websites|
|India||Star Sports, Star India, Star Middle East, , DD Sports||Disney+ Hotstar|
|Pakistan||PTV Sports , A sports||ARY zap, Daraz App|
|Australia||Fox Sports||Kayo, Foxtel Now, Foxtel App & ICC.tv|
|Bangladesh||GTV, T Sports, , BTV National||Rabbitholebd.com, Rabbitholebd YouTube Channel, , Rabbithole app|
|Sri Lanka||Siyatha, Eye channel, Star Sports||Channel Eye’s mobile app , website|
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports||Sky Sports, Sky Go|
|South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSport||SuperSport website & app, GOtv, , DsTV|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports NZ||Sky Sports Now , ICC.tv|
|United States||Willow TV||ESPN+, Hulu + Live, AT&T TV, ICC.TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, or YouTube TV|
|Canada||Willow TV Canada||Hotstar Canada, ICC.tv|
|Middle East & North Arica (MENA)||Etisalat , Starzplay||CricLife, Switch TV & StarzPlay, , ICC.tv|
|Europe , South East Asia||YuppTV||YuppTV|
|Caribbean Isl,s||ESPN Caribbean||ESPN app , ICC.tv|
|Hong Kong||Now TV||Yupp TV|
|Pacific Isl,s||Digicel||Digicel website/ap|
|Malaysia||Astro||Yupp TV, Astro Cricket via Singtel|