India vs Pakistan – Match Preview: The much-awaited Super 12 clash between India and their arch-rivals Pakistan is set to commence on Sunday, October 23, from 1:30 PM IST onwards at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Both teams are in decent form and will be looking to win their first encounter of the tournament. So, we may witness a great game of cricket on Sunday.
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India vs Pakistan: Super 12 Match Preview
Match: India vs Pakistan – Super 12 Group 2 (Match 16)
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Date & Time: October 23, 2022 at 1:30 PM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network and JIO TV.
Pitch Report: India vs Pakistan
The match will be played in MCG. The pitch out here is a batting paradise. Long boundaries are on either side of the wicket. Spinners will enjoy bowling as batters might target long boundaries.
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Head-to-Head Stats: (T20 World Cup)
Matches Played: 06
Won by India: 05
Won by Pakistan: 01
India will be playing without their two great of the format, Jadeja and Bumrah as both of them miss out with different injuries. In spite of this, Rohit and his team look perfectly balanced to chase the title. The team management has to choose one between Hardik and Dinesh, however, most probably it will be Hardik to make in the playing xi. India is expected to go with three pacers along with Hardik.
The last time India met Pakistan in the T20 World Cup, the early batting collapse was the main reason for India’s defeat. So, Rohit and his army will be looking to give a good start in both of the innings to push their rivals early. So, it’s gonna be a memorizing encounter between these two arch-rivals at the MCG.
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For Babar Azam and his men, it’s time to forget the Asia Cup clash which they lost recently against India, and gather up confidence as they defeated their opponents in the last World Cup meet. They dominated India last time with a 10-wicket victory in Dubai in a group-stage clash. The news from the “Men In Green” side is their no. 3 batter Shan Masood isn’t fully fit as he was stuck in his head during a net session on Friday. Early scans have shown but the PCB hasn’t confirmed his participation yet.
However, Fakhar Zaman is expected to replace him if he didn’t recover in time. The good news for the side is pacer Shaheen Afridi, who missed the game for a couple of months is back again and showed his distracting form in the recently concluded warm-up game.
India vs Pakistan: Super 12: Possible Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C)
Dinesh Karthik (wk)
Harshal Patel/ Mohammad Shami
Babar Azam (C)
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Super 12: Fantasy Cricket Dream11 Team Prediction: India vs Pakistan:
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