India vs Pakistan World Cup 2019 Match Preview – The most awaited match of this CWC 19 will be played today between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester.
Last time when both these teams locked horns with each other was in Asia Cup last year, where the Indian team defeated Pakistan single-handedly.
India has won two out of its three matches so far as its last match against New Zealand had been washed away. On the other hand, Pakistan has been in a terrible form and managed to win only match in this tournament so far.
Now, it’ll be extremely interesting to see, how both the teams handle the pressure of this India-Pakistan match and win today’s encounter at Manchester.
Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
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The 22nd match of the ICC World Cup 2019 of India vs Pakistan will be hosted by the Old Trafford, Manchester.
This encounter between both the teams will start at 10:30 PM local time today (03:00 pm IST).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of World Cup 2019 matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of IND vs PAK on Hotstar.
The pitch of Old Trafford will witness its first match of this World Cup. The wicket support team batting second as it gets flat as the innings get carried on.
In the domestic matches that have been recently played here, a range of mix scores between 200-350 runs has been put up on the board.
It is expected that the team winning toss will bowl first and look to chase the target today on this ground.
Average 1st Innings total at Old Trafford, Manchester (last 4 ODI games): 240
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won – 1, Lost – 3
The temperature today at Old Trafford during the match will hover around 20-24 degrees. There are 10-20% chances of rain as well in Manchester. However, it is expected to not affect the entire match.
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of India (IND) and Pakistan (PAK) for tonight’s match.
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik/Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
IND’s Bench Strength – Dinesh Karthik/Vijay Shankar, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Shami, Dinesh Karthik
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & wk), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir
PAK’s Bench Strength – Shaheen Afridi, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hasnain
Shikhar Dhawan is injured and is thus ruled out of this fixture.
Wahab Riaz was also reported injured during the practice session yesterday. However, he is fit now and will play today’s game against India.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues like Dream11 by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for today’s match of India vs Pakistan.
Captain Choices: Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, KL Rahul
Vice Captain Choices: Rohit Sharma, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, our cricket experts carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every game of the ICC World Cup to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues such as; Dream11, Hala Play, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, 11 Wickets, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for today’s match of India vs Pakistan.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Sarfaraz Ahmed
Batsman – Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam, Asif Ali
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammad Hafeez (VC)
Bowlers – Wahab Riaz, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Amir
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsman – Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (C), Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Shoaib Malik
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Amir (VC)
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between India and Pakistan is Mohammad Amir.
In his last 5 matches against India in ODIs, Amir has taken 15 wickets at an average of 13.5, making him a must-have player in both the leagues.
Rohit faces difficulties against left-arm seamers at the start of his innings. Thus, Mohammad Amir could cause trouble to Rohit in today’s match with the new ball.
Pick KL Rahul over Rohit Sharma, as he is more comfortable playing new balls of left-arm pacers.
Our Match Prediction:
India is expected to win today’s encounter against Pakistan without having much trouble.
Our fantasy cricket league teams for yesterday’s game between Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka performed extremely well, and we hope you win small & grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s teams, match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips as well.
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*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.