India vs Pakistan, Match 12
ICC World Cup 2023, 14th October 2023, 2 PM IST, Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
The much-anticipated Cricket World Cup showdown between India vs Pakistan is looming large on the cricket horizon, and fans are buzzing with excitement. This clash promises to deliver the intense rivalry that Asian cricket is known for. In preparation, authorities have implemented additional security measures to ensure the safety of all spectators.
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India and Pakistan have kicked off their Cricket World Cup 2023 campaign in style, notching up two comfortable victories each. These powerhouses have shown their strength by defeating formidable opponents, including the likes of Australia and Sri Lanka.
When it comes to India vs Pakistan Dream11 prediction, both teams boasting a roster of stars in prime form, it's become quite the head-scratcher to predict the outcome of this highly anticipated match. Nevertheless, India will surely benefit from home advantage, and the last time they faced each other, India cruised to victory with a massive 228-run margin.
Team form, last 5 matches for India: L-NR-MA-W-W
Team form, last 5 matches for Pakistan: L-L-L-W-W
India vs Pakistan Match Preview
The much-anticipated debut of opener Shubman Gill in the World Cup has been put on hold due to a case of Dengue fever. However, there's a glimmer of hope that he might make his debut against Pakistan in Ahmedabad.
The pitch in Ahmedabad has proven to be high-scoring, as seen in the opening World Cup clash between England and New Zealand. Team India would certainly relish the return of Gill to the lineup.
In another potential lineup change, Ravichandran Ashwin could re-enter the starting eleven, possibly taking the place of Shardul Thakur. The reason behind this decision lies in the reputation of the pitch for favoring spin bowlers. Apart from this, it's likely that the rest of the Indian squad will remain unchanged.
Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter: Virat Kohli
Probable best bowler: Kuldeep Yadav
Possible playing 11: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav
Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah helped India continue their assertive run in the #CWC23 👌
— ICC (@ICC) October 11, 2023
While Pakistan is basking in the glory of their record run chase victory over Sri Lanka, there are some concerns in the batting department, particularly with their openers, Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq, who have struggled to find their groove in this World Cup.
Fakhar felt the heat and was sidelined for the Sri Lanka clash, allowing Abdullah Shafique to step in and make a spectacular ton, staking his claim in the squad. However, in the upcoming clash against India, there's a possibility that Fakhar could make a return to replace Imam, driven by his better track record against the arch-rival India.
Pakistan might also consider dropping Mohammad Nawaz, and look to bring in leg-spinner Usama Mir depending on the pitch condition.
Probable best batter: Mohammad Rizwan
Probable best bowler: Shadab Khan
Possible playing 11: Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Usama Mir, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali
— ICC (@ICC) October 10, 2023
Pitch Report and Expected Weather Conditions for India vs Pakistan
Narendra Modi Stadium's pitch is a paradise for batsmen, allowing them to unleash their full potential. However, as the match unfolds, spinners gain an edge. With both India and Pakistan boasting quality spin options, the toss-winning skipper might opt to bat first.
Narendra Modi Stadium ODI Records
Total matches: 29
Matches won batting first: 16
Matches won bowling first: 13
Average 1st Inns scores: 237
Average 2nd Inns scores: 206
Expected weather conditions: Saturday in Ahmedabad is shaping up to be a warm, sun-soaked day. The temperature is expected to hit a high of 36 degrees Celsius, with the low at a comfortable 28 degrees. The best part for the fans? There's absolutely no chance of rain to disrupt the game. During the India vs Pakistan World Cup game in Ahmedabad, the weather is expected to be mostly sunny and very warm. The probability of precipitation is minimal at 1%, and there's no expected thunderstorm activity. By night, the temperature will drop to a warm 78°F with clear skies. The weather conditions suggest a dry and warm day, ideal for a cricket match without any interruptions.
India vs Pakistan Dream11 prediction
Take a look at our India vs Pakistan Dream11 prediction.
Wicket-keepers: KL Rahul
Batters: Mohammad Rizwan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Babar Azam
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Shadab Khan, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav
Recommended Captain: Rohit Sharma
Recommended Vice-captain: Babar Azam
In this India vs Pakistan Dream11 prediction, we pick KL Rahul as the wicketkeeper. His exceptional batting technique and quick reflexes make him the standout choice for the Dream11 squad.
With Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma, our batting lineup guarantees hefty Dream11 points. Shadab, Jadeja, and Pandya add versatility with their all-round skills.
Bumrah, Afridi, and Yadav form a reliable bowling trio. This Dream11 lineup combines power, finesse, and experience for success in any format.
The captaincy is handed over to Rohit, who is known for his calm demeanor and sharp decision-making skills. Babar steps in as vice-captain, renowned for his leadership abilities.
India vs Pakistan win prediction: India to win
While Pakistan seems like an unstoppable force, India is nothing less than an immovable object. The outcome of this battle will be determined in due course, but our bet is on India. With the added advantage of playing on home turf and a roster of in-form players, India stands as the favorite to secure victory in this match.
India's key players from the last game vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2023
|Virat Kohli 122* (94)||Kuldeep Yadav (8-0-25-5)|
|KL Rahul 111* (106)||Hardik Pandya (5-0-17-1)|
India vs Pakistan odds
The odds for India to win the match are 1.42, indicating that they are Dream11 prediction favorites. For the toss, both India and Pakistan have equal odds of 1.90.
|Team to win the match||1.42||2.88|
|Team to win the toss||1.90||1.90|