India vs Pakistan (IND vs PAK), World Cup 2019 Match 22: Prediction and Probable Playing 11s

first_imgOn a lovely Sunday morning, India and Pakistan will clash against each other at Old Trafford cricket stadium in Manchester on Sunday to reignite the biggest rivalry of the game.But is the hype around the game being too much? Well, no, if you get to know there were 400,000 applications for match tickets between India and Pakistan, and the numbers means they “could have packed out Wembley four times over”.Recent form:It would not be wrong to say that Pakistan is one of the most inconsistent and unpredictable teams of the tournament. They were stunned in their first game by West Indies in what was a batting collapse for the side but came back strong to produce an all-round performance to topple tournament favourites England to break their 12-match losing streak in ODIs.However, they failed to take that form against Australia to get defeated by 41 runs.India on the other hand are No. 2 ODI team in the ICC rankings for a reason as they have won both their matches — against South Africa and Australia to remain undefeatable in the tournament so far.Pitch and weather conditions:The pitch is flat, which means the bowlers should not expect much from it. There is not a tinge of green and the batsmen would look to get their best scores here. The team who wins the toss first is likely to win the match as well.The weather has been pleasant in Manchester since the last couple of days but its supposed to mostly cloudy, with some showers during the afternoon time.advertisementMatch Prediction:Tracing the World Cup history suggest India are going to win the game hands down as in their last 6 encounters they have remained undefeatable.Also, India has won five of those tosses and of course, all six games. It was only in Centurion (2003) that India chased after losing the toss and the match turned out to be a close contest.IND vs PAK: Predicted Playing 11sGoing with the pitch conditions, India is likely to play Mohammad Shami in what would be a debut match for him at this World Cup. While Shadab Khan who was made to sit out against Australia, is expected to return in the Pakistan side.India (probable): Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedhar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit BumrahPakistan (probable): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Haris Sohail, Shoaib Malik/Asif Ali/Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad AmirAlso Read | India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Will June 16 witness the most-watched match in cricket history?Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Mohammad Amir inspired by memory of late mother ahead of Manchester tieAlso Seelast_img

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