India and Pakistan will be head-to-head in the opening match of both India and Pakistan on Sunday, 23rd October 2022. Are you ready? for the full blast from both teams if yes then, put on your seat belts and get ready for the big shots on your screen. Both teams are in Group 2 and will try to start their world cup journey by winning the first match.

In the below article you will get information about Venue, Time, Weather forecast, Pitch Report, Head to Head, Squads, Predicted Playing 11 and Winning probability.

Moreover, this exciting encounter will occur at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which is set to be crowded with 1.25 lakh fans rooting for their sides. Please refer to this article for all the crucial information regarding the India-Pakistan T20 world cup 2022 match.

Date, Time, and Venue of the Match

Date- 23rd October 2022

Time- 1:30 pm (IST)

Venue- Melbourne cricket ground, Australia

Live Streaming of ICC T20 World Cup 2022

The Star Sports Network will broadcast live coverage of the T20 World Cup 2022 match between India and Pakistan. Hotstar users will be able to watch the live broadcast there.

Weather Forecast 

The weather reports are not in favor of the Cricket fans, the India-Pakistan match may have regular rain interruptions. There will be an 80% chance of a Thunderstorm during the whole day. Additionally, the humidity will be approximately 76%. This is not good news for cricket fans because nobody wants the crucial India-Pakistan match to be interrupted by rain.

Pitch Report

Initially, the Melbourne Cricket Ground’s pitch will be used for sporting events. The bowl will smoothly transition to the bat. Although, Pitchers with natural stroke-play abilities have traditionally benefited from the wicket. Also, they will give up the wicket’s actual bounce. Around 165 runs have been scored in the first inning on average at the MCG during the past two years. If a captain wins the toss, he or she will attempt to bowl first.

Head-to-Head in ICC T20 World Cup of India vs Pakistan

In the T20 World cup India and Pakistan came head-to-head in 6 matches and the ratio is 5:1 with India winning 5 matches throughout.

Match DateWon byVictory MarginMatch Venue
24 Oct 2021Pakistan10 WicketsDubai
19 Mar 2016India6 WicketsIndia
21 Mar 2014India7 WicketsBangladesh
30 Sep 2012India8 WicketsSri Lanka
24 Sep 2007India5 runsSouth Africa
14 Sep 2007IndiaTiedSouth Africa

Full Squad- India

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami.

Standby Players: Mohammed Siraj, Ravi Bishnoi, Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur.

Full Squad- Pakistan

Babar Azam (Captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Khushudil Shah, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Shah Masood, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood.

Standby Players: Usman Qadir, Shahnawaz Dahani, Mohammad Haris.

Dream XI Winning Prediction

This year’s cricket match between India and Pakistan will be their third encounter. India won the first game against Pakistan in the 2022 Asia Cup, but they fell short in game two. The Indian team’s batting appears stable, and key players are in good form. However, their bowling is the main concern.

Bumrah has been replaced by Shami in the lineup, and because of his pace and bounce, he will be essential. Further, Indian bowlers have recently let runs through with their bowls. Also, they will have an advantage in this game if they enhance their bowling.

Over the past few months, Pakistan has played some reasonably excellent cricket. They had a decent performance overall despite losing to Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2022. They lost the seven-match T20 series against England at home, although they fought valiantly.

Also, the recent tri-nation series between Bangladesh and New Zealand was won by Pakistan. They have timed their peeking correctly. On paper, the squad appears to be strong, and if their middle-order problems can be resolved, they will be very challenging to defeat.