India and Pakistan are set to face off in the first round of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The arch-rivals last met in the Asian Cup, held in Dubai two months ago, where the Shaheens emerged victorious by five wickets. This new Australian stage serves as a ground of redemption for the blue army, as long as the rain does not ruin the plans. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has reported a 90% chance of rainfall in Melbourne, with parts of the country facing a third consecutive day of wet spells.
Ahead of the India vs Pakistan T20 match, former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar made a bold prediction, even picking his four semi-finalists for the tournament. “Yes, we have a very good chance. This team is well balanced and we have the combination to go out and deliver. In fact, I’m hopeful to see our chances and go the full distance,” he said. told the Telegraph, referring to India’s chances of winning the World Cup. Besides India, he listed three other teams, which he supports, to finish in the final stages – Pakistan, Australia and England.
“New Zealand is the dark horse, as is South Africa… These are the conditions South Africans face at home in September-October. They are used to such conditions,” he said. he stated about the bad weather conditions.
IND vs PAK ICC T20 World Cup: What time is India vs Pakistan T20 game?
The T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan is scheduled for Sunday, October 23 from 1:30 p.m. IST, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia. The draw will take place half an hour before the match kicks off, at 1pm IST in India / 6.30pm ACT for Australia.
IND vs PAK ICC T20 World Cup: How to watch the live stream
The India vs Pakistan T20 match – alongside other upcoming matches in the series – will be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar.
You can try watching without a subscription, but the free account will only allow you to watch five minutes of live cricket content.
A Disney+ Hotstar Super Membership – which lets you watch on any device you want – starts at Rs. 899 per year. Disney+ Hotstar Super offers ad-supported content, up to 1080p resolution, and two devices at once.
If you’re only watching on a phone, a Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription is recommended. Priced at Rs. 499 per year, it offers 1080p resolution but is limited to one screen at a time.
On television, the India vs Pakistan T20 game will be shown on Star Sports Network, which includes Star Sports 1 and Star Sports Select HD channels.
IND vs PAK T20 World Cup Teams
The Official Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) has dropped the expected squads for the two teams:
India from XI (at time of writing): Rohit Sharma (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wicket), Rishabh Pant (wicket), Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammad Shami.
Babar Azam leads the Pakistani team, with Mohammad Rizwan as the sole wicketkeeper. The remaining roster includes Khushdil Shah, Shaan Masood, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain and Haris Rauf.
Who will India face next?
On Thursday, October 27, India will take on the Netherlands at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia. The 2nd T20 ODI is scheduled to start at 12:30 IST.