India vs Pakistan – The Traditional Rivals

India-Pakistan Match is the most awaited match in the cricket world. It’s just like a war for fans; tomorrow is Sunday, 23rd October & guess what? It’s India vs Pakistan at the world’s biggest cricket stadium, Melbourne Cricket Ground, where both teams will meet again. It is the third time Pak vs Ind is going to happen this year. Till now, both have played two matches and both won each. These matches are rare and usually played at global tournaments, and fans of both countries eagerly wait for this match. This time, the furious Pakistani fans are eager to see triumph following the Asia Cup 2023 controversy created by BCCI.

India vs Pakistan What’s it meant for players

For fans, as everyone knows, it’s a most hyped match, but it’s a pressure game for the players.
Here is what players feel:

Virat Kohli says “It’s a huge game everyone looks forward to that game they (Pakistan) are very competitive side and they are very skilled unit so we would have to be at our absolute best but outside of that it’s an environment that created on an outside for the fans which is very very special the energy level is completely different from any other game when it’s happens in a scenario like world cup at MCG with 90K peoples it’s gonna be amazing moment to be part of it, Its everything to gain and nothing to lose its for me it’s about an opportunity when I stepped onto the field every moment is something to do well for the team and make it counts  so that’s how I look at these big games”

Saqlain Mushtaq: “People are talking everywhere Pakistan and India and obviously the whole cricketing world having their eyes on this big game and it’s just a cricket obviously big rivalries it will be big game and we are up for that Boys looks confident looking forward to that game, I remembered when we toured to india back in 1996 world cup everybody was saying that this is the opportunity for all of you guys to become a star on this day, and I think it’s obviously a big game and great opportunity for all the players to become a hero”

Rohit Sharma: “Obviously it’s just an added pressure on you if you keep thinking too much about it, all these guys had played a lot of India-Pakistan games now there will be few guys who haven’t but it’s our duty to calm them and get everything under control so it’s just about what you need to do under pressure which our team plays good cricket and handles that pressure we will win the game”

Shan Masood: “I never experienced that pressure, the closest i have been is 2018 Asia Cup i was serving drinks as a squad member then, look i think a lot of players now sort of give a answer to the nature of the game and yes to the fans of both side India-Pakistan is a huge thing but for the teams its a game that has to be won”

India vs Pakistan Last 1 Year

Last 12 Months:

Pakistan has faced the Indian Cricket Team SEVEN TIMES:

  • WC 2021: Pakistan won by 10 Wickets.
  • U19 AC 2021: Pakistan U19 won by 2 wickets.
  • ODI WWC 2022: India Women by 107 Runs
  • AC 2022: India won by 5 Wickets.
  • AC 2022: Pakistan won by 5 Wickets.
  • CW Games: India Women won by eight wickets.
  • WAC 2022: Pakistan Women won by 13 Runs.

7 Matches | 4 Wins
The Men’s Team has played three matches in which Pakistan won two and lost one close match.

India-Pakistan Teams pros and cons

If we look at Team India, we get to know that the Indian team lacked in the bowling department as their leading bowler, Jasprit Bumrah, and All-Rounder Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out due to injury, and it’s a huge setback for India, but the other side they have a strong batting lineup. The out-of-form Kohli came back into his form and can be dangerous for any opponent along with him, they have Rahul, Rohit, No.2 T2oi Batsman Suryakumar Yadav Aka SKY, and at lower the order, they have the most destructive power hitters inform of Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya.

Now, if we look at Team Pakistan, we know that the Cons of Pakistan have been the Middle Order for many months, which is now solved mainly by Promoting Shadab and Nawaz up the order. The Pros of the Pakistan team are that our frontline bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has recovered from Injury and will play his first match tomorrow after his rehab. Pakistan’s bowling Lineup is probably the best in this world cup, which can destroy the opponent’s batting lineup. 

Also Read: Haris Rauf – Pakistan’s New Death Over Specialist

India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup weather forecast

From the past few days, we are hearing that India-Pakistan Match will be washed out. There was a 90% rain chance, but now it’s reduced to a minimum of 13 percent and max 20.

Both Captains are Ready to play here. What are they saying about the weather?

Babar said: “See, the weather isn’t in our hands, but as a player and as a captain, I am hoping for the match to take place. Everyone is waiting for this match, and it would be good if a full-length contest takes place. No matter how long the match is, we are ready to handle all kinds of situations and will hope to give 100%.”

“We have to be prepared for whatever comes our way. These things are not in our hands. We will come thinking that it is a 40-over match and if not, then we are ready for even a 20-over match,” said Rohit

Expected Playing Xi for Both Teams

Babar Azam ©Rohit Sharma ©
Muhammad Rizwan (WK)KL Rahul (VC)
Shan MasoodVirat Kohli
Shadab Khan (VC)Suryakumar Yadav
Haider AliDinesh Karthik (wk)
Iftikhar AhmedHardik Pandya
Muhammad NawazAxar Patel / Ravichandran Ashwin
Asif Ali / Wasim JnrYuzvendra Chahal
Haris RaufBhuvneshwar Kumar
Naseem ShahHarshal Patel
Shaheen Shah AfridiMuhammad Shami


Both Teams are strong Indian Batting is Strong and Pakistan’s Bowling, it will be a great match but if we see Rohit Sharma struggling against a left-hander and KL Rahul against a seam bowler since Pakistan’s bowling is brave enough to get their early wickets. They can bring them under pressure, so we predict that Pakistan is capable of winning tomorrow’s match, the only concern of Pakistan’s side is their Run Rate.

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