India vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction: If you aren’t a cricket fan, then it’s going to be a better driving experience for you on Sunday, as the arch-rivals, India and Pakistan are set to square up for the seventh time in the World Cups on 16th June at Manchester.
India and Pakistan match has never been just a game of Cricket. Touted as on the biggest rivalries in Cricket, India-Pakistan match attracts attention in not just two nations but all around the world.
Pakistan fans, perhaps, have stopped expecting too much from their team, given the fact that they have never been able to win a single game against India in the World Cups, however, there is some amount of hope still prevailing in every Pakistani heart, thinking that this might be that game which can see a turnaround in India-Pakistan rivalry in the perennial tournament.
India and Pakistan have played against each other six times in the World Cups. And as an Indian, it fills me with so much pride to educate you that India has never lost a single game out of six matches held in different editions of the World Cup.
Coming to ICC World Cup 2019, out of the two teams, India has been a relatively better-placed side in the tournament so far, with two wins in three matches. India’s last match against New Zealand got washed out due to rain as they have now five points in their kitty in three matches. However, post the game against Australia, Kohli and Co. suffered a setback with Shikhar Dhawan getting ruled out of the World Cup for three weeks owing to a thumb injury. KL Rahul who was selected as the third opener in the side who will most probably open the innings with Rohit Sharma. India will be expecting him to play a good inning ahead of the game against Pakistan on Sunday. There is also going to be a toss-up between Vijay Shankar and Dinesh Karthik at number four as India are bound to come up with at least one change in their side.
On the other hand, there has been a see-saw tournament for Pakistan Cricket Team who haven’t been able to hold their nerves in crucial situations. Barring the game against England, Pakistan has proved to be vulnerable in the other two matches. Fielding has been sub-standard, bowling has got a lot of room for improvement even as it’s time when someone from the top three needs to play a big inning if Pakistan fancies their chances against one of the favorites for the 2019 World Cup.
Here’s a look at some of the Must-Have Players to have in your Fantasy Team:
#1 Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has played against Pakistan twice in the World Cups – 2011 and 2015. The Indian skipper played a spectacular 107-run knock off 126 balls. He would like to replicate his 2015 heroics against the arch-rivals on Sunday. The Indian skipper anchored India’s innings in their last match against Australia with a 77-ball 82 as he will be all set to lead India from the front at Manchester.
#2 Babar Azam
Over the last few years, Pakistan, as a batting unit has improved by leaps and bounds and much of the credit, should go to the 24-year old Babar Azam. Mohammad Babar Azam is the biggest reason why Pakistan was able to notch 300-plus totals against a powerful side like England in the Pakistan-England series before the World Cup. Although, the right-handed batsman hasn’t been able to play a big inning so far even as the stage is set for him to showcase his mettle against a solid Indian bowling unit.
#3 Mohammad Amir
Knowing the fact that Amir’s name was not in the Preliminary World Cup squad, picking him at the last minute is perhaps proving to be Pakistan’s best decision right now. The left-handed batsman picked a five-wicket haul against Australia at Taunton. Mohammad Amir is currently the highest wicket-taker in the World Cup with 10 wickets in three matches. With 5 matches still to play, Mohammad Amir’s role will be substantial if they fancy their chances of reaching Semi’s.
#4 Jasprit Bumrah
Once again, India’s best fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah will have a key role to play on Sunday. For India to win the game for the seventh time against Pakistan, Jasprit Bumrah will have to take wickets in the power play overs to deny the Men in Green of notching a big total on the board.
Squads | India vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction
Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain
MS Dhoni (wk), Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Lokesh Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar
Dream11 Team | India vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction
- MS Dhoni (wk)
- Virat Kohli (C)
- Babar Azam (VC)
- KL Rahul
- Vijay Shankar
- Shoaib Malik
- Mohammad Amir
- Jaspreet Bumrah
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Yuzvendra Chahal
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