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INDIA vs PAKISTAN Match Prediction, In-depth Analysis, Who will win IND vs PAK? Head-to-head stats and Records | T20 World Cup 2024

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INDIA vs PAKISTN: New York’s Nassau County International Cricket Stadium will be coloured with blue and green coloured jerseys as it’s set to play host to the highly anticipated India (IND) vs Pakistan (PAK) 2024 T20 World Cup Group A match. This will be the 19th game of the tournament and we can expect a high – octane contest between the two Asian rivals as both the senior and promising youngsters from both teams will be eager to give their very best in the biggest Cricket game of the world. The game will commence at 8:00 pm IST.

The Indian Cricket Team haven’t lifted the T20 World Cup Trophy since the inaugural edition in 2007 and Rohit Sharma and his men would like to change this by ensuring the Men in Blue win their second T20 World Cup after 17 years. The Rohit Sharma – led team kicked off their 2024 T20 World Cup campaign with a win against Ireland and they would be looking to continue their winning momentum by defeating Pakistan in the upcoming game. 

The Shaheens on the other hand finished as the runners up in 2022 falling short against England in the final. They have won the T20 World Cup just once back in 2009 and the Babar Azam – led team would be looking to go one step further this time around. However, the Green Shirts haven’t had a good start to this year’s mega event as they lost their opening encounter against co – hosts USA in a super over contest and the game against the Men in Blue is going to be a must win one for the Babar Azam – led team if they want to stay alive in the race of qualifying for the Super 8.

It’s going to be a massive contest for both the teams and ahead of this highly exciting encounter, let’s take a look at which team is expected to finish out on top in the biggest match of Cricket. 

IND vs PAK: Analysis of both the teams

India

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Team India

Opening batter Rohit Sharma is currently handling the leadership duties of the 2007 winners in the 2024 T20 World Cup and is leading the team for the third time in an ICC tournament. The Men in Blue secured an easy eight wicket win against Ireland in their previous match and they will be looking to carry forward their winning momentum against Pakistan in the upcoming match. Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya will be the Indian players to watch out for. 

Pakistan

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IND vs PAK: Two Changes Pakistan Might Make (Getty Images)

Babar Azam captained the Pakistani Men’s National Cricket Team to the finals of the 2022 T20 World Cup and this time around, he will once again be seen handling the leadership duties of the 2009 champions. The Shaheens didn’t have an ideal start to their T20 World Cup campaign as they lost to co – hosts USA in their opening encounter and they will be looking to bounce back from that defeat with a win against India. The upcoming game against India is going to be a must win one for Babar Azam and his men if they want to stay alive in the tournament. Shaheen Shah Afridi, Babar Azam and Shadab Khan will be the Pakistani players to watch out for. 

IND vs PAK: Head to Head Record, Pitch Report and Team News

Head-to-Head Record: Fierce Rivals India (IND) and Pakistan (PAK) have played a total of 12 T20 International matches against each other and out of these 12 games, nine have been won by the Indians while the Green Shirts have emerged victorious on three occasions. 

Pitch Report: Every batter of each participating nation have struggled to play their shots freely at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium of New York as the surface looked like a two-paced one while the outfield of this ground has been on the slower side as well. Pacers have enjoyed bowling in the bowling friendly conditions of this stadium, which might tempt the skippers of both teams to with four fast bowlers. 

Don’t anticipate the pitch to change much just before this highly intense clash. Spin bowlers of both teams will be tasked with the job of controlling the run flow, while seamers who can trouble the batters with the swing in the first six overs will play an important role for their respective teams. 

Team News: There aren’t any injury concerns for either team ahead of this much awaited contest. Rohit Sharma did get hurt during a practice session before this game but he continued to bat and looked ok to go. 

IND vs PAK: Playing 11’s of both the teams (Predicted) 

India: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Hardik Pandya (VC), Shivam Dube, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Suraj and Jasprit Bumrah. 

Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (WK) , Babar Azam (Captain), Fakhar Zaman, Usman Khan, Imad Wasim, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf. 

IND vs PAK: Best Performers of the match (Predicted) 

Best Batter of the match (Predicted): Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli (T20 World Cup)

Virat Kohli is the highest run getter in the shortest format of the game and is regarded as the best batter in modern day Cricket. He is someone who loves to play under pressure and is known to play crucial innings when India needs him the most. His unbelievable knock of 82 runs in just 53 balls in the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia against Pakistan is still pretty fresh in the memories of all Indian Cricket Team fans and he will be expected to play yet another fabulous knock against his favorite opposition. 

In 10 T20 International matches against Pakistan, the 35 year old has smashed 488 runs which consists of five fifties. He has scored 35 + runs in eight out of ten T20 innings in five different countries while he even holds a mammoth average of 162 against the current Pakistani bowling attack. 

King Kohli will be crucial in India’s hopes of winning against Pakistan. 

Best Bowler of the match (Predicted): Haris Rauf

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Haris Rauf

Regarded as one of the fastest Pakistani bowlers, Haris Rauf will have a crucial role to play with the ball in the upcoming match against India. 

In four matches against the Men in Blue, Rauf has managed to pick up four wickets at a decent economy rate of 8.37 and an average of 33.50. He has proven to be expensive at times but he knows how to get those crucial wickets and helps his side to get back in the game from difficult situations. 

In the 2022 T20 World Cup, Kohli hit a really important six over the head of Haris Rauf which is regarded as the ‘best moment’ in the history of the T20 World Cup. Rauf would be seeking revenge for that maximum over his head and what better than dismissing the world’s best T20i batter in front of a packed Indian crowd. 

IND vs PAK: Match prediction

Match Winner: India

Scenario number one

India win the toss and choose to bowl first

Powerplay score: 35 to 40 runs

First Innings score: 140 to 145 runs

  • India win the game

Scenario number two

Pakistan win the toss and choose to bowl first

Powerplay score: 45 to 50 runs

First Innings score: 155 to 160 runs

  • India win the game

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