Today is India vs Pakistan in the Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. It’s the most-anticipated match of the whole CWC and in the sport ever. They will play against each other starting at 3 pm IST at Old Trafford, Manchester. The men-in-blue are the clear favorites with 6-0 win record in the WC games. (Check: South Africa vs India.)
On the other hand, the men-in-green would be itching to create a similar situation as was in the Champions Trophy 2017 final. Coming to the weather conditions, the sky seems covered with some cloud cover and there were some spotty showers during the day. Both the teams will be wanting to make use of the coin if it went their way.
For India, as Shikhar Dhawan is injured, he is expected to be replaced by KL Rahul. So, it will become interesting to see who gets to play at number four in the batting order. Speaking of Pakistan, they must be overwhelmed with the victory against England. They would love to unleash the same venom against their arch-rivals.
It is the match number 20 of the world cup. You can watch India vs Pakistan online via streaming it live on Hotstar.com and Hotstar app. If you are going to catch the live updates on television, then you can opt for Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, and Star Sports HD.
Indian skipper Kohli may opt to drop one among Chahal and Yadav as the opponents are comfortable playing against spinners. He may pick Mohammad Shami for this match as he could prove deadly in such a seaming condition. Bumrah would like to settle his score against Zaman.
It’s being played on the occasion of Father’s Day 2019, June 16. The squads for both the teams are listed below. You can have a quick look at it.
India: Virat Kohli (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav
Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman