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IND vs PAK T20 World Cup 2024 Match Preview, Head-to-head, Possible XIs and Dream11 Team Prediction

Read the full match preview, head-to-head stats, possible playing XIs, and Dream11 Team Prediction of the IND vs PAK group-stage match in the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in the USA on 9th June, Sunday.

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IND vs PAK: Babar Azam and Rohit Sharma

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India will face arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday, June 9 at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. Both teams are in Group A and will be playing their second match of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 campaign. Skipper Rohit Sharma led the Indian Cricket team to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Ireland.

The Pakistan Cricket Team, on the other hand, registered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the USA in their first match of the tournament. Batting first, the Babar Azam-led team could only score 159 runs in their allotted 20 overs. The match went to a Super-Over after scores were tied at the end of the USA innings and the hosts registered a historic victory.

The IND vs PAK matches have always been historic. Pakistan will have to win the game if they want to stay alive in the tournament. India, on the other hand, will be looking to beat their arch-rivals for the seventh time in the history of the competition. From possible playing XIs to Dream11 predictions, here is everything you need to know about the India vs Pakistan group-stage match in the T20 World Cup 2024.

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Match Details

IND vs PAK T20 World Cup 2024 Venue
Nassau County International Cricket Stadium | Image: ICC

How to watch the India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024 Groupe stage Match?

The group stage match between India and Pakistan will be televised on Star Sports Network. All the T20 World Cup 2024 matches will be streamed on the Disney+ Hotstar application. The OTT platform has confirmed users can watch all the T20 World Cup matches for free on its mobile application. However, viewers need to buy a subscription to watch it on other screens like a Smart TV or laptop.

Pitch & Weather Report

Only two matches have been played at this venue. The pitch at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York is balanced. Cloudy weather is expected during the game which may help pacers with movement. The Pacers have taken 70% of the total wickets at this venue. The pitch will continue to support the bowlers in the middle and death overs, and big scores (more than 180) would be very tough. 

As per Accuweather, there are 41% chance of rain and a 13% probability of thunderstorms. There is going to be a thick cloud cover of 68% over the stadium. The chances of rain returning could also be heavily high.

IND vs PAK: Head-to-Head Record

India and Pakistan have faced each other in 12 overall T20I matches and the Men in Blues have won 9 of them.

  • Matches played: 12
  • India won: 9
  • Pakistan won: 3
  • No result: 0

India vs Pakistan Head-to-Head Record at the T20 World Cup 

  • Matches played: 7
  • India Won: 5
  • Pakistan Won:1
  • Tied: 1

IND vs PAK T20 World Cup Results

  • 2007 - India beat Pakistan via bowl-out (match tied) in Durban
  • 2007 - India beat Pakistan by five runs in Johannesburg (Final)
  • 2012 - India beat Pakistan by 8 wickets in Colombo
  • 2014 - India beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in Dhaka
  • 2016 - India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets in Kolkata
  • 2021 - Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets in Dubai
  • 2022 - India beat Pakistan by 4 wickets in Melbourne

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Team News

The Indian skipper was hit on the right bicep by Josh Little. Rohit had to retire hurt after scoring a 50 at the halfway stage in the second innings. Although it isn't serious. He said that it was a bit sore. Other than this, both teams have no injury issues.

India: 

IND vs PAK: Rohit Sharma scored a half-century against Ireland
Rohit Sharma scored a half-century against Ireland | Image: Getty

The Indian players are coming into the tournament after an intense IPL season. They won their first game against Ireland quite comfortably but the challenge is yet to begin. They are set to face Pakistan who lost their first game against the USA. Rohit Sharma will lead the side and he scored a half-century against Ireland. Virat Kohli opened with Rohit in the last game but couldn't contribute more than just 1 run. Virat's performance against Pakistan is sensational so surely he is going to make a comeback.

Suryakumar Yadav could only score 2 against Ireland. He played some brilliant innings but was inconsistent in the IPL for Mumbai. It is high time that Suryakumar works on himself and takes some responsibility. Rishabh Pant scored a half-century in the practice match and played a mature unbeaten 36-run inning in the game against Ireland. Hardik Pandya and Axar Patel bowled very well in the last game and they are set to feature on Sunday. 

Chahal and Kuldeep didn't get the opportunity in the game against Ireland. Kuldeep had a superb IPL campaign with the bowl while Chahal failed to maintain his economy but took plenty of wickets. At least Kuldeep deserves to feature in the game against Pakistan. But, it seems like India are trying to play with one extra batter. Arshdeep Singh picked up two crucial wickets but he needs to do something with his economy. Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah are also there and they are the backbone of this bowling unit.

Pakistan: 

Despite a shaky start, Pakistan reached a competitive total of 159/7, with key contributions from Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, and Shaheen Afridi. Mohammad Rizwan failed to contribute with much but Babar scored 44 runs. Babar needs to improve his strike rate as a strike rate of 100 in T20Is is not good enough. Shadab played an exceptional inning but the other batters like Iftikhar, Azam Khan, and Fakhar Zaman were failures.

IND vs PAK: Shadab Khan counterattacked with 40 off 25 balls
Shadab Khan counterattacked with 40 off 25 balls | Image: AFP/Getty

Pakistan have a strong bowling lineup and with the pitch in Nassau County expected to favor fast bowlers, Pakistan will heavily rely on Shaheen Afridi’s skill with the new ball. Amir and Naseem Shah were very good with their spells in the last game. Haris' economy is concerning and he needs to improve that.

IND vs PAK: Naseem bowled a sensational 4-over spell against USA
Naseem bowled a sensational 4-over spell against USA | Image: X

Shadab Khan's bowling has also raised many questions. Imad Wasim has been included to strengthen the middle order. Axam Khan hasn't even scored a total of 100 runs in his last 13 innings. His form and fitness have been questionable and no doubt he is not going to feature against India. 

Possible XIs:

India's possible XI: Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh

Pakistan's Possible XI: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Usman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir, Naseem Shah

IND vs PAK Dream XI Team Prediction

IND vs PAK Fantasy Team Prediction
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