Melbourne Cricket Ground is all set to witness what is undoubtedly the biggest rivalry in cricketing history. India will lock horns against Pakistan for their opening game of the Super 12 stage. In today’s t20 world cup match, only one team will take home those valuable points. The other will, however, head back with nothing but disappointment. India would be looking to forget the woes of their previous year’s 10-wicket loss against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 23rd October 2022, 1:30 PM IST
- Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, East Melbourne, Australia
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
India vs Pakistan- Previews and Betting Tips
Without any doubt, India vs Pakistan fixture always goes down to be the match of the tournament. It’s mainly because of the competition's enthusiasm and thrill to all the fans. India and Pakistan match-up has never gone down without drama and suspense and here are some stats of their previous encounter.
The two teams last met on 4 September for their Asia Cup fixture of the Super 4 stage. Being asked to bat first, India started with a bang. KL Rahul & Rohit Sharma gave a flying start, contributing 28 runs each. Following that came the Virat Kohli master class. He top-scored with a 44-ball 60 to get India to 181/7. However, the match went down to the wire as Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan played a match-winning knock of 71(51) alongside Mohammad Nawaz’s 20-ball 42. Pakistan tasted victory by 5 wickets off the second-last ball of the match that went down to the wire.
This match-up is just a highlight of what’s to come ahead of all the fans across the globe. The teams also played their respective warm-up games before this all-important clash. India faced Australia recently and with the help of Md Shami’s 3/4, they won the match by 6 runs. As for Pakistan, they lost their first game to England by six wickets, and the other against Afghanistan was washed out.
Speaking of recent form, the two teams have a similar pattern. Both teams have bagged four wins out of their recent five games. However, India lost their most recent match while Pakistan had no trouble winning theirs. The former T20 World champions have shared a long-lasting rivalry history in ICC competitions. Out of their last 5 head-to-head games, India has the lead with three wins, while Pakistan has the remaining two. In their upcoming encounter, we predict India to be the winner.
This encounter is an exhilarating one to place your bets on. Keep in mind to keep track of the live updates as a match like this would certainly open up plenty of opportunities. The best time to place a bet would be during gameplay. However, ensure to do your research on the match as it is predicted to rain which can be highly influential to the outcome of the game.
The men in blue have a well-balanced squad ahead of their encounter. They have a good depth in their batting line-up and here are some players to watch out for. Former Skipper Virat Kohli has been in sublime form. Courtesy of a recent hundred, he has 369 runs to his name in just 9 matches at an average of 61.50. Alongside him is batting sensation Surya Kumar Yadav, who has 355 runs in just 10 games. As for the bowlers, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami & Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been among the wickets and have been very economical.
Squad: Rohit Sharma(C), Dinesh Karthik(wk), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
On the other hand, Pakistan have a brilliant pace-bowling attack that seems unmatched by any other team. Star pacers Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain will be accompanied by Haris Rauf, who has 11 scalps in just 7 matches. In addition to them, who can leave out the sensational duo of Mohammad Rizwan & Babar Azam. They have scored 361 and 336 runs, respectively, in their recent 10 matches. Pakistan seems to be in good hands and will look to be very strong contenders for clinching a win in today’s t20 world cup match.
Squad: Babar Azam(C), Shadab Khan (VC), Asif Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Also, Read >> T20 World Cup Winners List
Pitch and weather Conditions
The weather forecast is a rather upsetting one for fans all across the world. There are scattered showers expected on Matchday during gameplay hours which are likely to affect the match. Alongside the 80% precipitation forecast, the humidity is expected to be as high as 80%, with temperatures fluctuating between 13 and 18 degrees.
Meanwhile, the Melbourne pitch offers a healthy balance between bowling and batting. There is some good carry off the surface for pacers, while the job for spinners at this venue is relatively minimal. Runs don’t come as easy, but batsmen get value for their shots as the match progresses.
India vs Pakistan: Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||India to Win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Top Batsman – India||KL Rahul||3.75||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||India||1.55||Check Odds on Crickex|