Manchester, June 16, Sunday at 03:00 PM IST
The countdown for India vs Pakistan – one of the biggest rivalry in the cricketing world – is almost over. The much-awaited clash of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is scheduled to be played at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday afternoon.
The Men In Blue will be looking to continue their good run in the tournament with an eye on maintaining the hundred per cent win record against the neighbours in World Cup. Barring the head to head clashes in ODIs- where Pakistan edges over India, team India has a 6-0 head-to-head record vs Pakistan in World Cups.
India has accumulated five points coming off two wins against South Africa and Australia and a washout against New Zealand in a total of three games played so far. Pakistan, on the contrary, is struggling in the tournament with just one win against England, two defeats and a washout in four games.
However, the biggest threat for the game is the weather forecast that suggests showers of rain in the noon which are certain to affect the play. While the chances of a full game are very low, let’s hope we get to watch at least a 20-overs per side game.
The clash is set to begin at 03:00 PM IST.
Old Trafford Pitch Report-
The weather forecast at Old Trafford suggests mostly cloudy skies with intermittent rain showers on match day. While the chances of having a full game are really bleak, all the eyes will be on Mohammad Amir and Jaspreet Bumrah to get the most out of the conditions.
Manchester Venue Stats-
Avg 1st inn score: 214
Avg 2nd inn score: 192
Highest Total: 318/7 (50 Ov) by SL vs ENG
Lowest Total: 45/10 (40.3 Ov) by Can vs ENG
IND vs PAK: Keep an eye on these 3 player battles
Head to Head in ODIs-
Total – 130
Pakistan – 72
India – 54
No results – 04
Head to Head in World Cup –
Total – 06
India – 06
Pakistan – 00
Head to Head at Neutral Venues-
Total – 74
Pakistan – 40
India – 32
No result – 02
Pakistan wins the toss and will bowl first
Vijay Shankar comes in for Rohit Sharma
Imad Wasim and Shadab Khamn replace Asif Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi
Wicketkeeper- MS Dhoni
Batsmen- KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, D Karthik/V Shankar
All-rounder- Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav
Bowlers- Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, K Yadav, Y Chahal
Bench: Shikhar Dhawan, M Shami, R Jadeja
Wicketkeeper- Sarfraz Ahmed
Batsmen- Fakhar Zaman, Imam Ul Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali
All-rounder- M Hafeez,
Bowlers- Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Shah Afridi/Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz
Bench: Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hasnain
Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma (vc), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Virat Kohli (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja
Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Amir, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Imam Ul Haq, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan
This IND vs PAK Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.
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