Hearts and TVs are broken, careers are made and destroyed and happiness and sadness are traded on both sides of the border. India vs Pakistan is not a game, it’s a spectacle. And it is not for the faint-hearted. And especially when the game is a World Cup game, you know that the hype is worth it. Within 4-5 minutes, all the 80,000 tickets of this match were sold out. Simply Unreal.
Now matter who wins and no matter how the game goes, the atmosphere during the build up and during an India vs Pakistan encounter is electric. It does not get bigger than this. It cannot get bigger than this.
Now coming back to the cricket, India have a few players who are in red hot form. First name in the list is obviously Virat Kohli. He has been in sublime touch since he finally hit the ground running in the Asia Cup. And what’s even more good is that King Kohli looks better than ever now. And this is not a good news for any opposing team. And if you factor in his records in Australia, looks like scary nights for opposing bowlers.
Surya Kumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya also look like they are in the form of their lives. And considering how flamboyant and aggressive these two have been, it will be interesting to see their approach this time around.
Pakistan too will be very confident after winning the Tri-Series in New Zealand against New Zealand. Babar and Rizwan are their main trump cards. They have been in sublime form. With Shaheen coming back to the XI, it makes the Pakistan team even more invincible.
On paper or on the basis of talent, there is not much to choose between these two sides. The fate of the game might be decided either by rain or by who can show nerves of steel. All in all, this should be a cracker of a contest.
Both India and Pakistan will be coming into this game full of confidence. They both have been playing some exceptional cricket. Pakistan will have their tails up coming into this game after beating big teams in the last year. India will also be looking for revenge against Pakistan after being beaten in the last World Cup.
IND vs PAK World Cup 2022 Pitch Report
The pitch at the MCG is a belter of a cricket pitch that has something in it for everybody. There has been a lot of talk about the weather and the rain stepping in. If the conditions are overcast and it’s a little rainy, expect the new ball to nip around a little bit. The boundaries on the ground are the biggest in the world. The team that rotates the strike every now and then and converts 1’s into 2’s and 2’s into 3’s is likely to be victorious on this green surface. Overall, expect an even contest between bat and ball.
IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2022 Group Stage Probable Playing XI
Pakistan’s Probable Playing XI
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shan Masood, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi
India’s Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin/Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel/Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh