In the 12th match of the ongoing World Cup 2023, India and Pakistan will clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Saturday. Both teams are entering the tournament in high spirits, having secured powerful victories in their previous two matches. India triumphed over Australia and Afghanistan, while Pakistan emerged victorious against Netherlands and Sri Lanka.
India boasts a formidable lineup with seasoned players such as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Shreyas Iyer in the batting department. Their bowling attack features stalwarts like Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Kuldeep Yadav. Pakistan, on the other hand, relies on the batting prowess of Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Babar Azam, and Abdullah Shafique. Their bowling arsenal includes talents like Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, and Hasan Ali.
In their ODI history, Pakistan and India have faced off 134 times, with Pakistan winning 73 matches and India emerging victorious in 56 encounters, while five matches ended in no result. However, in the ODI World Cups, India has a perfect record against Pakistan, winning all seven matches played between the two teams.
As both teams gear up for this crucial match, they face the challenge of maintaining their consistency. India’s probable XI includes Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan/Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Siraj. Pakistan’s probable XI comprises Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, and Haris Rauf.