The much-awaited fight and the most epic match in the cricket world will finally take place. India and Pakistan will go nose to nose at Old Trafford, Manchester in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on June 16, 2019. There can’t be a more awaited-for match as compared to this one. This is because both the teams have the chance to go face to face only in multi-nation tournaments these days.
India has never been defeated by Pakistan in a World Cup match. Every time, the Indian men have defeated the Green Hulks (laughter). Pakistan has been defeated by India 6 times in ODI World Cups. And we are sure that this time will be no different. What do you think?
Having a look at the Indian team here, the strength of the team is nothing but the top batting lineup. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli are as fine a leading 3 as compared to any in the world. This was witnessed in the recent match between India and Australia. When they are in form, India loses very rarely. On the other hand, the middle-order batting lineup needs to work out. Ambati Rayudu, who was projected to come at No. 4 earlier, was eliminated from the team. Vijay Shankar can have a chance here but he does not have a lot of experience. If Pakistan shows the top line the way to pavilion early, they might be truly and well into the game.
As far as the question remains for the bowling, India’s pace duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are ever dependable. The spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are in form seeing the recent matches. But the weak link can be the fifth bowler. Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya might be trusted for this job. They can be placed under intense pressure on non-helping pitches.
Ind Pak 2019 World Cup Team
Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, Vijay Shankar, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami
The Green Hulks (laughter again) are always considered as players who are unexpected to win, especially in the ICC tournament. In 2017 during the ICC Champions Trophy, not many gave them an opportunity to get going. But the Sarfaraz Khan-spearheaded team did the unbelievable by making their way to the final where they conquered India to attain the cup. Their fickleness makes them a danger.
On the other hand, the same impulsiveness also causes damage to them. The team can be weak at times and loses fights from instances where it is a piece of cake. The experienced players such as Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, and Sarfaraz will have a major part to play in the fortune of the team in the tournament.
Pak 2019 World Cup Team
Pakistan Team for the next match against India is: Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Junaid Khan, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Abid Ali.
Ind vs Pak 2019 World Cup Match Prediction
Who so ever wins the match, the pleasure of enjoying the clash between India and Pakistan will never be matched by any other game.