The eighth edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is starting on Sunday, 16 October 2022. It is hosted by Australia from 16 October to 13 November.
The top eight teams are already qualified for the Super 12 phase of the tournament whereas the remaining four teams will come from the qualifying rounds.
The most exciting fixture in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is India vs Pakistan. It is one of the most heated, bitter, and nail-biting matches in the world of cricket.
India vs Pakistan face-off takes the most viewership in the world of cricket with 10M digital viewership.
India vs Pakistan: When and Where to Watch
The India vs Pakistan match will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
|Date||Sunday, 23rd October 2022|
|Kick-off (India):||1:30 PM (IST)|
|Kick-off (UK):||9:15 AM (BST)|
|Kick-off (Australia):||7:15 PM (AEDT)|
Where to watch India vs Pakistan in India?
Fans in India and South Asia must be eager to watch the India-Pakistan faceoff in the T20 World Cup.
They can tune in to Star TV Network and Disney+ Hotstar streaming service.
Where to Watch India vs Pakistan in the UK?
Fans in the UK must be wondering how to watch the 2022 T20 World Cup live and can tune in to Sky Sports Network.
Fans can also watch the match stream through the Sky Sports app.
Where to Watch India vs Pakistan in Australia?
Fans in Australia must be excited to watch the 2022 T20 World Cup biggest match and can tune in to Fox Network Television services.
Fans also listen to the live commentary through SEN FM and ABC here in Australia.
India vs Pakistan Pitch Conditions
India vs Pakistan Super 12 match will be played at the Melbourne Cricket ground. The pitch in MCG favors the batsman due to the typical hard and extra bouncy surface.
Melbourne Cricket Ground has big boundaries which favor the spinner by bowling slow deliveries to take wickets whereas for the pacers there is an early seam moment.
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The pitch has always favored the batsman who prefers the free-flowing strokes.
In the T20 circuit, a total of 14 matches have been played in MCG where the team batting first has won five and the team batting second has won nine matches.
So, the team winning the toss will love to chase the target in the flat track of MCG. The average score on this ground is 141 runs.
India vs Pakistan: Head-to-Head
India and Pakistan are the archnemeses in any sporting events whether be it cricket or football.
India and Pakistan have faced each other in 11 matches in the T20I. Out of these 11 matches, India has won eight matches whereas Pakistan has won on three occasions.
The highest run-scorer in India vs Pakistan contests in the T20I is Virat Kohli with 346 runs.
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Players to Watch Out for
Haris Rauf is Pakistan’s right-arm fast bowler. He has taken 64 wickets in 50 T20I matches with an economy of 8.25.
The player is also pretty handy with the bat and can strike a few knocks here and there. Haris Rauf plays for the Melbourne Stars in the BBL which gives him an edge over the other players.
Mohammad Rizwan plays as the right-handed wicket-keeper batsman for Pakistan.
He has scored 2460 runs in the T20I at an average of 52.34 in 73 matches. The player has scored one hundred and 22 fifties with the highest score of 104*.
His brilliant innings of 71 off 51 deliveries helped Pakistan victorious over India in the recent Asia Cup match.
Mohammad Rizwan is the numner one T20I batsman in the world.
Surya Kumar Yadav
Surya Kumar Yadav is the new star of team India in the T20I. He is the right-handed batsman and bats at number 4 in the batting order.
He has scored 1045 runs in 34 matches with an average of 38.7. SKY also scored his maiden T20I hundred recently and became the fifth Indian to achieve such a feat.
Surya Kumar Yadav is the number second T20I batsman in the world.
Winner Prediction for India vs Pakistan
India vs Pakistan has always been an exciting fixture but team India has dominated the match. But the table has been turned in recent years where Pakistan has the upper hand in the fixture and has won two out of three matches.
The winner of this contest will also likely qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament and we believe it will be the team in green- Pakistan.
India vs Pakistan Predicted Playing XI
India XI: Rohit Sharma(C), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneswar Kumar.
Pakistan XI: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam(C), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim.