Tuesday, December 5, 2023

India won the toss and fielded

Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to field in their third match in the ongoing ODI World Cup against arch-rivals Pakistan.

India are playing with a change today. Shubman Gill has returned to the Indian XI. Ishan Kishan is out. On the other hand, Pakistan is playing with the XI of the previous match.

If you look at the past statistics, today Pakistan will be on the back foot. Pakistan are winless in the seven times the two sides have met in the ODI World Cup so far. That is, India has maintained its winning streak against Pakistan on the World Cup stage so far. Since the 1992 World Cup, Pakistan has had to wait to win a World Cup against India. But the team has not been successful so far.

Meanwhile, India-Pakistan have played 134 ODI matches between themselves so far. Whereas Pakistan has 73 wins against India’s 56 wins. And in 5 matches there was no result. As such, Babar’s party is slightly ahead. But in the last 5 matches India has won 4 matches and Pakistan has won only 1 match.

Pakistan XI: Abdullah Shafiq, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali and Haris Rauf.

India XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Yashpreet Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.

(October 14/NBW)


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