IND vs PAK: An ODI match between India and Pakistan on Indian soil and the stage of the ICC World Cup, the stakes are already at a record height for match number 12 of the ICC World Cup 2023 IND vs PAK. The biggest of the rivalries and most exciting and awaited contest of the World Cup is around the corner and this post covers Pakistan playing 11 for the IND vs PAK game in the ICC World Cup Prediction.
The contest between two Asian giants India and Pakistan is scheduled to be played on 13 October at the biggest cricket stadium of the World-Narendra Modi Stadium, having a capacity of over 1,20,000 spectators. The craze of the IND vs PAK battle is so big that after the complete houseful of hotels in Ahmedabad, the fans have even booked hospital beds for the match night. The match will start at 2:00 PM IST.
Pakistan entered the tournament as one of the best teams who have that much potential to enter the semis of the World Cup. The Skipper Babar Azam has been out of form on some of his recent outings. In his last 5 ODIs, he has failed to score even 30 runs in an innings. His scores in last 5 ODI innings are- 17(22), 10(34), 29(35), 5(18), and 10(15).
The first three of these 5 innings were in the Super 4s of the Asia Cup 2023 and the remaining are in the World Cup. These numbers are not so impressive but Babar Azam is a class player and expect him to score runs in a big match against India.
Mohammad Rizwan has been in good touch and has lifted the middle-order burden over his shoulders and we can expect him to perform against India as well. Apart from Babar and Imam, the top-order looks stable and in good shape.
IND vs PAK: Pakistan playing 11 for the India vs Pakistan game
Abdullah Shafique showed his brilliance in the last match against Sri Lanka where this right-handed opener powered a century. Not confirmed about Imam but Shafique is definitely going to be in Playing 11.
Skipper Babar Azam will be there at Number 3. Following him is the match-winner batter Mohammed Rizwan who took his to victory in both of Pakistan’s matches in this World Cup. Saud Shakeel has also been promising in the middle for quite a while now.
Coming to the allrounder section, Iftikhar Ahmed has more been of a batter than a right-arm off-spinner. His brutal hitting gives him some extra points to be in the playing 11 as there is no other option for the Pakistan team other than him.
Shadab Khan was excellent with the ball and so was Mohammed Nawaz. Both of them are sure to make it to the playing 11s. What a comeback Hasan Ali has displayed! He has taken the first over wicket in both of the matches till now in this World Cup and it will be quite interesting to see what he has to show against Rohit Sharma.
Shaheen Afridi has recovered from his finger injury and is fit to play and his partner, the pace battery Haris Rauf will be there with him against India.
Pakistan playing 11– Abdullah Shafique, Imam-Ul-Haq/ Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammed Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.
IND vs PAK: Pakistan Squad
Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Agha Salman, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Fakhar Zaman
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