ICC Cricket World Cup | Match 22: India Vs Pakistan – Prediction, Team Analysis, Playing XIs and Streaming Details

India Vs Pakistan


The most anticipated and the biggest rivalry is going to be written down. The rivalry between India and Pakistan is going to have its new chapter in the book. This match is going to take place nowhere other than the stadium of dreams at Old Trafford. The site is right, and the teams playing is also almost perfect with the most prominent event. What else do you need to enjoy your Sunday?

India and Pakistan have a huge rivalry and due to some political events which took place has heated this match even more. The emotions will flow on and off the pitch.

India had a good momentum until the previous game, which was going to be an entertainer didn’t take place due to adverse conditions. They previously before this had defeated Australia and South Africa, with excellent performance.

Pakistan beyond the bounds had two defeats and might a lucky win against England. Surprisingly the number of failure and victory are multiples of seven as they won the lost the first by seven wickets, 14 run win against England and 41 run loss against Australia.

Pitch Conditions And Weather

Old Trafford is playing its first game of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, and it is going to be the most anticipated one. The pitch has given the highest score of 318, which was more than a decade ago, the latest match which took place gave a rating of not even till 250. The numbers tell us how hard it is going for the batsmen to play on. The pacers have always got the upper hand then spinners, as Moeen Ali was the only successful bowler between Plunkett, Marsh and others. So this pitch is going to be helping pacers.

Old Trafford, ICC Cricket World Cup

There are chances of rain in the afternoon rest of the time it is going to be cloudy. The sun will shine from between the cloud, and even if the precipitation occurs, then, it would be light showers, not the match abandoning ones. The temperature is expected to be around 15 to 16-degrees Celcius for the whole day and humidity will be bouncing around 80%.

Team Analysis:


Indian Cricket Team

After a no-ball played match, India will look forward to not lose the momentum it had before their game against New Zealand. The opening pair is still not decided with the re-opening quest of spot number four in the batting line-up. In absence of Shikhar Dhawan the anticipation of KL Rahul to open the batting with Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli has shown his true colours and won’t back this time to dominate over Pakistan. Rohit Sharma has performed against Pakistan which was noticeable in the Asia Cup last year.

The bowlers also have dominated over Pakistan. Jasprit Bumrah has always given some good accolades to the scorecard. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have also given a tough time to the neighbours. Moreover, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is one to watch is he has a total economy of 4.88 and best bowling figures of 3/15. Such numbers show how Kumar is the trump card for India in this match.

KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Dinesh Karthik/Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.
Indian Cricket Team
Possible XI


Pakistan Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup

After the collapse in the first match, there was no see behind for Pakistan. Babar Azam and Mohammed Hafeez have taken the team on their backs. Imam-Ul-Haq also did give some good number in the scorecard. Sarfaraz Ahmed is also good with gloves and with the bat. Asif Ali is also an explosive batsman, and we know he can perform out of nowhere. The batting department has tried to give it’s best but is the luck which has not favoured them.

Pakistan also had some issues with the fielding of the team. Captain Ahmed also highlighted its deficiency in fielding. As far as bowling is concerned, Mohammed Amir spat venom against Australia by getting five wickets. We had hindered this in the previous match analysis of Pakistan Vs Australia. This form if taken in this match we can see some glimpses of vintage Amir. Wahab Riaz gave a good knock with bat and ball both, carrying a lot of experience under him Riaz can also help the team. Pakistan needs to bring back its lethality which they used to have once, to give India an edging competition.

Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir
Pakistan Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup
Possible X1

Streaming, Predictions and Final Word​

A thriller or a clear decimation we can’t tell. But whatever it is, it is India Vs Pakistan where every ball is equal to a highlight. The feelings and emotions will be on a rollercoaster ride. Pakistan can look forward to going up then down. India needs a definite point so that it can again start its march to reign the point table. Hope the rain doesn’t take away the game at the last moment.

Virat Kohli will perform for India and Mohammed Amir for Pakistan.

Prediction: India has the highest odds to win this match.


  • Online: Hotstar
  • TV Broadcast: Star Sports
  • Time : 15:00 IST

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