IND vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, and Fantasy Cricket Tips of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022: 16th Match

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India vs Pakistan will play in the 16th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne. 


The most awaited match of the year is finally here with the arch-rivals India and Pakistan taking on each other at the historic MCG.

India will look to forget the wounds of the Asia Cup and make a statement by winning this one. Their major concern will be the ball as they have been very expensive in the death and are badly missing the services of Jasprit Bumrah.

With the bat, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli have been in runs in Asia Cup as well as warm-up games but Rohit Sharma is due for a big knock. In the middle order ever-reliable, Suryakumar Yadav will be their key man and is in excellent form. Whereas, the ever-reliable Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik will do the finishing duties.


Pakistan on the other hand will be happy with their team and how they performed in the last H2H game and will look to continue their same.

The big news for them is that Shaheen Shah Afridi is fully fit and is all ready to play and looked impressive in the warm-up games. Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf are also in excellent form.

Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz will be their key all-rounders and will also be their main pacers. Nawaz is in excellent form with the bat. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan will be their go-to men at the top.

India vs Pakistan Match Details

IND vs PAK, 16th Match, ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

Date: 23rd October, 2022

Time: 1:30 PM IST.

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 

IND vs PAK Pitch Report 2022

Average 1st Innings score: 139

Average 2nd innings score: 127

(The average score based on the overall T20I matches played on the ground so far)

The pitch is expected to be a neutral wicket but batting is not going to be easy considering the size of the boundaries. Winning the toss and bowling first will be the choice.

IND vs PAK Weather Report

There is a 20% chance of rain at the venue but we are likely to witness a full game of cricket.

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IND vs PAK Live Streaming

The live streaming of India vs Pakistan, 16th match will be available on the Star Sports Network and will also be available on the Hotstar App.

You can also catch the live commentary, scorecard, and latest updates of the 16th match between IND vs PAK by clicking here IND vs PAK Live Score.

IND vs PAK Head to Head

Matches Played: 11

IND Won: 8

PAK Won: 3

Tied: 0

No Result: 0

India vs Pakistan recent form

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Recent form

Team News (IND vs PAK)


  • All of the players are available for selection.
  • Anyone of Ravi Ashwin or Yuzi Chahal is expected to play.
  • There will also be a toss-up between Harshal Patel and Mohammad Shami as well.


  • Fakhar Zaman is still not 100% fit and can miss out on the opening game.
  • Shaheen Afridi is fully fit and is expected to play this game.

IND vs PAK Probable Playing 11


Player NameRole
Rohit Sharma (C)RHB
Virat KohliRHB
Suryakumar YadavRHB
Hardik PandyaRHB+RAFM
Dinesh Karthik (WK)RHB
Axar PatelLHB+LAO
Ravi AshwinRHB+RAO
Bhuvneshwar KumarRAFM
Harshal Patel/Mohammad ShamiRAFM/RAFM
Arshdeep SinghRAL
India Playing 11


Player NameRole
Mohammad Rizwan (WK)RHB
Babar Azam (C)RHB
Shan Masood/Fakhar ZamanLHB/LHB
Haider AliRHB
Asif AliRHB
Iftikhar AhmedRHB+RAO
Mohammad NawazLHB+LAO
Shadab KhanRHB+RAL
Naseem ShahRAF
Haris RaufRAF
Shaheen Shah AfridiLAF
Pakistan Playing 11

Top picks and Player Stats (IND vs PAK Match)

India Player Stats:

Hardik Pandya:

(73 M, 989 R, 25 A + 185 O, 54 W)

He is one the best all-rounders in the world and needs no introduction. Hardik Pandya will give points with both bat and ball and is a default pick for C and VC in IND vs PAK Dream11 Prediction.

Rohit Sharma:

(142 M, 3737 R, 31 A)

He is the skipper of the team and will open the innings. Sharma may not be in good form but always scores in Australia.

Virat Kohli:

(109 M, 3712 R, 50 A)

He will bat at 3 and is in excellent form. Kohli is back at his best after the Asia Cup and is a must-have pick.

KL Rahul:

(66 M, 2137 R, 39 A)

He will open along with Sharma and is a quality player. Rahul was outstanding in the warm up match against Australia and will be hungry for runs.

Suryakumar Yadav:

(34 M, 1045 R, 38 A)

He will be their key man in the middle order. Suryakumar is in the form of his life and is another solid pick for C and VC.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar:

(79 M, 272 O, 85 W)

Kumar will bowl 2-3 overs in the powerplay and is known for his swing. He troubled the Pakistani batters in the last Asia Cup.

Arshdeep Singh:

(13 M, 46 O, 19 W)

He will bowl along with Bhuvneshwar in the death and is a very talented player. Singh is known for his accurate yorkers and can pick up wickets in bulk.

Axar Patel:

(32 M, 162 R, 16 A + 100 O, 31 W)

Patel will also contribute with both bat and ball. He is bowling very well and is also making handy contributions with the bat.

Pakistan Player Stats

Babar Azam:

(92 M, 3231 R, 43 A)

He is the skipper of the team and will open the innings. Azam is known for his consistency and is a very option for C and VC in IND vs PAK Dream11 Team.

Mohammad Rizwan:

(73 M, 2460 R, 52 A)

He will open the innings along with Babar and will do the keeping duties. Rizwan was outstanding in the last 2 games against India in the Asia Cup.

Shaheen Shah Afridi:

(40 M, 147 O, 47 W)

He will bowl in powerplay and death and needs no introduction. Afridi has a very good record against India and is a must-have pick.

Shadab Khan:

(77 M, 378 R, 18 A + 273 O, 87 W)

He can contribute with both bat and ball is a very crucial pick. Shadab will bowl his 4 overs in the middle overs and can also score some runs with the bat.

Mohammad Nawaz:

(48 M, 354 R, 18 A + 157 O, 44 W)

He will also contribute with the both bat and ball. Nawaz is in excellent form especially with the bat.

Haris Rauf:

(50 M, 178 O, 64 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and will bowl in middle and death overs. Rauf bowled very well in the last series.

IND vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction

IND vs PAK 2022 Dream11 Prediction for Small Leagues:

IND vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

Fantasy Cricket Tips for the 16th match of the T20 World Cup IND vs PAK

  • You can pick L Rahul in place of R Sharma or M Nawaz

Captain and Vice-Captain (IND vs PAK 2022)

  • Hardik Pandya
  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Babar Azam
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • KL Rahul

Also read: How to choose the best Captain and Vice-Captain in Dream11

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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