It's time for all the cricket fans to keep all their work aside as the biggest rivals (India and Pakistan) would come head to head in the 21st fixture of ICC World Cup 2019 on Sunday. The match is scheduled to be played at an overcast Old Trafford.
At present, India is running unbeaten with two wins in three games and one being washed off due to rain.
Pakistan, on the other hand, is lying on the 8th spot with just 1 win and two losses. The green boys need to buck up and bounce back strong against India.
Let' see if Pakistan would be able to break their losing streak against India in the World cup history. The two sides have met on 6 occasions in world cups so far and India has a huge 6-0 lead over their rivals.
Fixture: Match 22
Event: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Date: 16th June (Sunday)
Time: 2:30 PM (Pakistan), 3:00 PM (IST) and 10:30 AM (local time)
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
Pitch and conditions: The pitch at Old Trafford has a lot to offer to the batsmen and the bowlers. The overcast condition is going to be an icing on the cake for the seamers. There are a lot of speculations about the weather, but as the forecast says that it is going to be cloudy with 60% changes of rain.
ODI Ranking: India – 2 , Pakistan – 6th
Form Guide (Last five ODIs)
India – NR W W L L
Pakistan – L NR W L L
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad shami, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah.
Team news – KL Rahul will open in place of Injured Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar might find his place in the playing 11. Also, Mohammad Shami is expected to play instead of Kuldeep Yadav due to overcast conditions.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam Ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C and WK), Shadab Khan, Hassan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Amir.
Team news – Pakistan is unlikely to tinker with their combination.
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