India vs Pakistan, Match 22, Sunday 16 June: ICC World Cup 2019

Pakistan and India have a great rivalry not only in the cricketing field but also in the other aspects of life. These two subcontinent nations have been at each other for a better part of half a century. All the things put aside, their matches while in world cups, ICC tournaments and in bilateral series are a treat to watch and over a billion people watch this match live.

Over the last decade, they haven’t played any real bilateral series among themselves so most of their encounters lately have been in the ICC world events like the World Cup, Asia cup or champion’s trophy. Indian team has been dominating in the last decade or so in the international circuit but Pakistan cricket team has its own charm and can beat anyone on their day.

Pakistan vs India head to head in ODI’s and in WC

Pakistan and India have played with each other since the1950ss and by looking at the stats and records it shows that the Pakistan cricket team has had the better if Indian cricket team in 73 ODI internationals whereas India has won 54 times. So historically Pakistan has won more than India. But the record is opposite in this regard when it comes to the ICC world events, in ICC ODI world cups Pakistan has faced India 6 times and India won all 6 encounters. Pakistan seem to get shaky whenever they face their arch rivals in the world cups.

Pakistan is facing off India on 16 June at old Trafford, Manchester. The records suggest that Pakistan is yet to beat India in WC and this around to change the course of history Pakistan will have to repeat their ICC Champions trophy final performance. For this to happen Pakistan’s big guns will have to play their part again, if they fire then Pakistan can upset India in the upcoming world cup 2019. However Indian cricket team is strong and has been playing really good cricket and will be hard to beat. But recently in 2017 Pakistan has played really good cricket on England soil and will look to repeat that performance.

Conclusion

In 2019 WC group stage match looking at the venue, squads and the history India has an upper hand despite the fact that Pakistan has a young powerful squad, but nevertheless, it will be a nail biting contest between the two sub-continent giants. Old Trafford stadium will be a house full at 16 may for the encounter between Pakistan and India. Conditions will be batting friendly and that will benefit Indian team more as compared to Pakistan but Pakistan’s bowling attack has the tendency to rip through any batting line up.

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