16th Match, Group 2 (N), Melbourne, October 23, 2022, ICC Men's T20 World Cup




October 23, 2022
01:30 PM

Match Details







India Squad

Pakistan Squad

Toss can be very crucial – In this classic and much awaited IND vs PAK clash, we can expect the toss to be very crucial considering the slow nature of the pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. So both teams will be wanting to win the toss in order to field first.
Strong Batting order for India – The Indian batting order currently is looking if not the best, one of the best among all the teams and players like sky are in the top form of their life.
Exceptional bowling lineup for PAK – one of the most strongest points in this years team PAK has to be their bowling line up with exceptional fast bowlers like Shaheen Afridi who very well displayed what they are capable of and the MCG pitch being favourable to bowlers is the icing on the cake for them.
According to the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, there has been 4.2 mm of rain on Saturday since 9 am local time. In addition, a minor flood warning has also been issued, starting from Saturday, October 22, 11:57 am (AEDT) till Sunday,.
Meanwhile, Accuweather.com has predicted an 80% chance of precipitation throughout Saturday along with thunderstorms. With 88% of cloud cover, it going to rain for nearly 5.5 hours. But on Sunday, when the India vs Pakistan game is scheduled to be played, the conditions are likely to turn a bit severe.
Throughout the game, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) pitch frequently provides a fine balance between bat and ball. The pacers could get some good carry and bounce here, especially early in the game. However, given the track and records, spinners’ role may be limited at this venue.
The average first-innings score on this wicket is 150 runs.
PAK has the edge – No doubt we all want team INDIA to win in this nerve wracking and one of the greatest rivalries but considering the MCG being a bowling pitch and PAK having the exceptional bowling lineup they have the meters have to tilt, but the edge is very slight as once again INDIAN batsmen are in the form of their lives with like SKY and also fan favourite Virat Kohli showing in the ASIA cup that his records of scoring centuries are not over just yet.
INDIA had to rule out its star bowler Jasprit BUMRAH due to his injury and this being a bowling pitch it might cost INDIA.
Key players will be SuryaKumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya for India For Pakistan key will be Mohammad Rizwaan and Shaheen Afiridi
Hardik Pandya sky sky sky
Analysis By
abhishek jhunjhunwala
Abhishek Jhunjhunwala
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