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It’s the mother of all cricketing battles as India face Pakistan in the 12th match of the 2023 World Cup. There’s a possibility that the largest cricketing crowd ever, of over 120,000 fans, will watch this encounter in Ahmedabad.
Our top India vs Pakistan predictions
- 1 Our top India vs Pakistan predictions
- 2 IND vs PAK – Three in three beckons for both
- 3 Pitch report and weather conditions
- 4 Key match details for IND vs PAK
A lot of previous results go out of the window when it comes to matches between these two rivals. And even more so given the way batting second has been more straightforward than first.
First Prediction: Top India batsman – Virat Kohli: 14/5 (3.8)
The last time these two met was in the Asia Cup last month and it was a masterful knock of 122 not-out that came off his bat. He has begun the tournament with a near-century and a half-century in the first two matches and will look to make this one count with another big one.
Second Prediction: Both teams to score 275+: 4/9 (1.44)
The pitch at Ahmedabad has already given enough indication that the conditions could turn out to be batting friendly and that being the case, chasing any kind of score might not be difficult. The team batting first will be mindful of that and push on to something big too.
IND vs PAK – Three in three beckons for both
Both teams enter this encounter on the back of very convincing wins over their Asian neighbours and the winner of this match could likely be a top-notch favourite to make the semifinal from that point on.
India had a few hiccups early in their chase against Australia but once those had been brushed aside they went on to defeat the five-time champion.
And following that, the hosts crushed Afghanistan by eight wickets thanks to Rohit Sharma’s record-breaking century.
Pakistan hadn’t entered the World Cup with too much confidence having failed to make the Asia Cup final.
They look to have turned things around with an easy win over Netherlands and the highest ever chase in World Cup cricket against Sri Lanka.
— ICC Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) October 13, 2023
India vs Pakistan h2h score
Overall, Pakistan leads 73-56 in ODI cricket but there’s one record they wouldn’t want to look at and that’s the 0-7 win-loss to India in World Cup cricket!
Over the previous 10 completed matches, India are 8-2 ahead – another indicator how well they have played over the last few years as compared to the Pakistani side.
Pitch report and weather conditions
First the good news and that is that there’s no rain forecast on Saturday. The not so great news is the weather which could touch highs of 36 degrees centigrade and with humidity also jumping to more than 50% during the day, the conditions could get treacherous.
This ground has been used once before and in that opener it was a lot easier to bat second as New Zealand chased down 283 in 36.2 against England. That would be the prudent way to go again.
Key match details for IND vs PAK
- Date & Time: 8.30 am GMT, Saturday, October 14
- Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
- Where to watch: In the UK, fans can watch this mouth-watering clash with Sky Sports Indian viewers can watch it on Star Sports and Hot Star. This match will also be telecast live in Pakistan with PTV Sports and ptvflix among others.
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