ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022: India vs Pakistan – Match 16 Preview and Updates

It’s that time of year again. The world’s biggest sporting rivalry will be played out on the world’s biggest stage. The India vs. Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 has been awaited by cricket fans all over the world for nearly a year. These two teams also met in 2021, when Pakistan completely destroyed India and won by ten wickets.

It was the country’s first World Cup victory over India. Can it go on its own winning streak? Off the field, there has been bad blood between the BCCI and the PCB, with both claiming their teams will not travel to the other country, but we like to think true fans and players are above such politicking.

We have India as the favorite to win at Cricbaba, but Pakistan is a dangerous team. The weather forecast for this match is quite poor, and DLS may also play a role in this match.

The Super 12 Group 2, 16th Match between India vs Pakistan will take place on October 23, 2022 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

Match Details to Note

Match: India vs Pakistan, 16th Match, Super 12 Group 2, ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

Date: October 23, 2022 (Sunday)                                                      

Time: 1:30 PM IST

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

India vs Pakistan

India vs Pakistan

India (Match Odds – 1.50):


Before the start of the T20 World Cup, India suffered two major setbacks. Due to injuries, key players Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah were ruled out. The Indian bowling lineup is not set in stone, and opposition teams will look to exploit this.

We believe the three fast bowlers who will play will be Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, and Mohammad Shami. Kumar and Singh have been devastating with the new ball and will put the Pakistani openers through some tough questions. Given Pakistan’s reliance on its opening pair, this battle could be decisive.

The two spinners we see for India are Axar Patel and R Ashwin. Both can be used as needed depending on the matchup, with Hardik Pandya serving as the sixth bowler. His short bowling could also be crucial against Pakistan, which has struggled against the short ball more than any other test nation except Bangladesh.

India’s batting is its strongest suit. It has the highest strike rate, the best powerplay stats, and a plethora of players who can dominate at high speeds. The key will be to get through Shaheen’s first couple of overs without taking too much damage.

If India can avoid a repeat of 2021, when its top order was annihilated by Pakistan, we believe its batting will dominate this match.

Full Squad:

Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami. Standby Players: Mohammed Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Shardul Thakur

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Players to watch out for:

Suryakumar Yadav

The number four batter has scored 801 runs in T20Is this calendar year, trailing only Mohammad Rizwan.

Virat Kohli

In the last six weeks, the former India captain has scored an unbeaten century against Afghanistan, a fifty against Australia, and 49 not out against South Africa in T20Is.

Arshdeep Singh

The young left-arm pace bowler has been tasked with bowling India’s final overs. His yorkers are fantastic for halting runs and picking up wickets.

Possible Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Bhivneshwar Kumar

Pakistan (Match Odds – 2.60):


Pakistan enters this game with a lot of momentum. It has a fairly stable and predictable way of playing T20 cricket, which has led to some success. Winning the tri-series in New Zealand was encouraging, especially considering Pakistan’s bowling was not at full strength.

They will have Shaheen Afridi (The Falcon) at the helm of the attack once again. He is one of the all-time greats in T20 powerplay bowling, and he is still in his early stages of his career. Haris Rauf, a bowler with the pace and skill to bowl at any stage of the inning, Naseem Shah, and two brilliant spinners who can be used as the matchups dictate, back him up.

Pakistan’s bowling is good enough that the team can usually defend par totals.

As a result, Pakistan’s batting is more conservative. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan face the majority of deliveries and score the majority of runs. An injury to Shan Masood could jeopardize his place, allowing Fakhar Zaman or Haider Ali to return.

Most people underestimate the middle order of Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, and Mohammad Rizwan. We believe Pakistan will send an all-rounder up the order. The challenge will be dealing with high-speed deliveries on Australian surfaces that have added bounce.

Full Squad:

Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood. Standby Players: Usman Qadir, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani

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Players to watch out for:

Mohammad Rizwan

This year, the right-handed opener has nine half-centuries from 18 T20Is. In this format, his best score is 88, which will expire in 2022.

Babar Azam

The captain is constantly under pressure to perform, but he has an excellent overall record. This year, he has a top score of 110 and an overall T20I average of 43.66.

Shaheen Shah Afridi

Throughout any innings, the opening bowler poses a genuine wicket-taking threat. In T20Is, the 22-year-old has a strike rate of 18.8.

Possible Playing XI:

Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Shan Masood, Mohammad Nawaz, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahemd, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf

India vs Pakistan Top Team Batsmen

For India, our batting picks are KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, and Virat Kohli. Rahul averages 39.57 and has two T20I centuries.

Our batting recommendations for Pakistan are Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, and Shan Masood. Masood has two half-centuries in this format since debuting a little over a month ago.

India vs Pakistan Top Team Bowlers

Our picks for the ball for India are Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Arshdeep Singh. In T20Is, Kumar has 85 wickets.

For Pakistan, we support Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Shadab Khan with the ball. While Afridi was out with an injury, Rauf led the attack admirably.

India vs Pakistan Head to Head

Although India leads Pakistan 7-3 in the overall T20I head to head, Pakistan won the last meeting between the sides last month during the 2022 Asia Cup.

India vs Pakistan Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played IND Won PAK Won Tie NR
Overall 11 7 3 1 0
Last 5 5 3 2 0 0

India vs Pakistan Toss Prediction

Both teams are capable of batting first if necessary, but we believe the captains will opt to field first if they win the toss in this match.

India vs Pakistan Pitch Report

The Melbourne Cricket Ground frequently provides an excellent bat-and-ball contest. We anticipate a par score of no more than 175.

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The weather in Melbourne will be humid from the start of this match, with cloud cover throughout. A rain shower is possible near the end of the game.

India vs Pakistan Prediction

When these two countries meet, you can expect an exciting and high-pressure game. With this being one of their first matches in this competition, we anticipate a close contest. Overall, we are rooting for India to win. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

India is the favourite to beat Pakistan at the odds of 1.50.

India vs Pakistan Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Suryakumar Yadav has a 40.05 batting average through 23 innings in 2022. As India’s leading run scorer against Pakistan, the number four batter is well worth backing.

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