Updated: 08 October 2023
India vs Pakistan ODI World Cup 2023: Matches, Head-to-Head, Full Squad & Prediction. The mother of all battles – India vs. Pakistan at the upcoming World Cup is undoubtedly the biggest sporting event of the year. The world’s biggest cricket stadium, Narendra Modi Stadium will host the epic clash between the two arch-rivals on 14th October 2023. The match has generated gargantuan levels of excitement among the fans not only from the two countries but from across the world. India has a clean slate in World Cups against Pakistan with victories in all seven games.
India and Pakistan games have a special place in the hearts of fans owing to the historical rivalry between the two nations. Let’s briefly summarise the past World Cup encounters and everything about the upcoming match.
India vs. Pakistan Head-To-Head In ODI World Cup
Both teams have met on 7 occasions with India having a thumping 7-0 victory margin in its favour.
- 1992 World Cup at SCG, Australia
India won the match by 43 runs. The player of the match was Sachin Tendulkar
- 1996 World Cup Quarter Final Match at Bengaluru
India won the match by 39 runs. The player of the match was Navjot Singh Sidhu.
- 1999 World Cup Super-Six Match at Old Trafford, Manchester
India won the game by 47 runs. The player of the match was Venkatesh Prasad
- 2003 World Cup Super-Six Match at Centurion
India won the match by 6 wickets. The player of the match was Sachin Tendulkar
- 2011 World Cup Semi-Final Match at Mohali, Punjab
India won the game by 29 runs. The player of the match was Sachin Tendulkar
- 2015 World Cup Group B Match at Adelaide Oval
India won the game by 76 runs. The player of the match was Virat Kohli.
- 2019 World Cup Round-Robin match at Old Trafford, Manchester
India won the game by 89 runs (D/L Method). The player of the match was Rohit Sharma.
Match Prediction: India vs Pakistan
The high-voltage clash will take place in Ahmedabad and you can expect a lot of runs as historically the pitch is belter at the ground. Pakistan will play to its strength and be aggressive with pace bowlers. However, the pitch is more suitable for the spinners, and India having the likes of Jadeja, Axar Patel, and Kuldeep will look to take complete advantage of the conditions. Teams winning the toss will look to bat first and put a big score on the board. The pitch may offer some grip later on in the innings and spinners will come into play.
India’s Record at Ahmedabad
India played a total of 18 ODIs at the stadium in Ahmedabad winning 10 games and losing 8 games. Teams batting first have won 16 games and the team chasing have emerged victorious on 12 occasions.
India 54% – Pakistan 46%
Squads of Both Teams: ODI World Cup 2023
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Shubhman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, KL Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Virat Kohli, Shardul Thakur, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Siraj, Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer.
Babar Azam (Captain), Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Imam-ul-Haq, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Mohammad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, and Usama Mir.