India vs Pakistan: ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 Match Preview, Possible Lineups, Pitch Report, Head-to-Head, and Dream XI Team Prediction

India will face Pakistan in their third game of the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

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India vs Pakistan: ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 Match Preview, Possible Lineups, Pitch Report, Head-to-Head, and Dream XI Team Prediction

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India will face Pakistan in the 12th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. India have won both matches they have played, while Pakistan have had a similar run as well. They are placed in second and third places in the points table, respectively.

India played against Afghanistan in their last match where they registered a huge victory after Rohit Sharma scored 131 runs off 84 deliveries. Meanwhile, Pakistan faced Sri Lanka in their last match, where they registered a 6-wicket victory.

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India vs Pakistan: Match Preview

Match Details:

  • Date: 14th October, 2023 (Saturday)

  • Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

  • Time: 2:00 pm (IST)

  • Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney + Hotstar

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India vs Pakistan: Head-to-Head

India and Pakistan have faced each other 134 times in ODI matches. Pakistan have won 73 games, while India have won 56. Five IND vs PAK ODI matches have ended with no result. So far, India has won 11 games at home, while Pakistan has won 17. Even on Indian soil, Pakistan has won 19 matches against India.

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In the last India vs Pakistan match in the Asia Cup 2023 Super Four stage, India defeated Pakistan by 228 runs. They have clashed seven times in the ICC Men's ODI World Cup. Pakistan have never won a single World Cup match against India. The most nail-biting match was the 2011 World Cup semifinal, where India emerged victorious by 29 runs. In the 2019 India vs Pakistan World Cup match, India won by 89 runs.

  • Total matches played: 134

  • Matches won by India: 56

  • Matches won by Pakistan: 73

  • No Result: 5

India vs Pakistan: Pitch & Weather Report

The Narendra Modi Stadium provides a pitch that helps the bowlers and batters respectively. Pacers may get some seam and swing at the start, which can create problems for the batters. They can play their shots freely after spending a few balls on the ground. Teams winning the toss choose to bowl, with the average first innings score being 225.

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According to weather reports, the temperature of Ahmedabad city on Saturday, October 14 will be 36° Celcius during the day and fall to 26° Celcius at night. The sky will be clear.

The IND vs PAK match will not be affected by rain. The humidity will be 50% during the day and rise to 57% at night.

IND vs PAK: Team News

India and Pakistan have won both their first two games. India defeated five-time champions Australia by six wickets in Chennai, and then Afghanistan by eight wickets in Delhi.

Shubman Gill missed the Australia and Afghanistan games because of dengue fever. He has rejoined the team in Ahmedabad. Gill is expected to miss the Pakistan game as well, with Ishan Kishan to continue to open the batting with Sharma. It is not sure if Shami will get the chance against Pakistan. Shardul bowled decent as he replaced Ashwin in the Afghanistan game.

"It's a massive game. We are playing an opposition which has quality. We just have to play good cricket, which we have done in the last two games. Hopefully, we can again show some consistency in our performance," Rohit said in the pre-maatch press conference.

"You feel nice about playing in front of your home crowd. They get behind you no matter what the situation of the game is. I look at this as a good advantage. It is always nice to go into any World Cup game with this kind of rhythm and confidence," The Indian skipper added.

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Pakistan played both their opening fixtures in Hyderabad, beating the Netherlands in the first game by 81 runs and Sri Lanka by six wickets. Pakistan's batting change against Sri Lanka worked wonders, with Abdullah Shafique scoring a fine hundred on the World Cup debut. Rizwan was the main man while chasing the huge target. Pakistan's batting will improve more when Babar will find his form but the problem is bowling which will be the key against India on Saturday.

"I don't think about the past, I'd rather focus on the future," Babar said in the pre-maatch press conference.

"All records are meant to be broken, and we'll try to break this record tomorrow. India-Pakistan match is a big game, a high-intensity contest. I've told my boys it's a great opportunity – give your best, execute your plans and believe in yourself," The Pakistan skipper added.

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IND vs PAK: Possible XI

India: Rohit Sharma (Cap), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (Cap), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

India vs Pakistan: Dream XI Team Prediction

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