India vs Pakistan Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview | World Cup 2019
Battle between Arch-rivals
IND vs PAK will face-off in the 22nd match of World Cup’19 at Old Trafford in Manchester. We will provide India vs Pakistan Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the match.
Team India has got a good start in World Cup’19 defeating Australia and South Africa comprehensively by 36 runs and 6 scalps respectively. However, Their last match against New Zealand was abandoned due to rain. India’s top-order has been in brilliant form along with Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni while bowlers Bumrah, Bhuvi and Chahal have also been phenomenal with the ball. They will hope to continue their unbeaten run ahead in the tournament defeating Pakistan.
In the last completed encounter, They defeated Australia by 36 runs. Batting first, Shikhar Dhawan along with Rohit Sharma played brilliant knocks of 117 and 57 respectively. Followed by Virat Kohli who scored 82 runs and attacking cameos from Hardik and Dhoni inspired India to a total of 352. Defending the target, Pace duo of Bhuvi and Bumrah bowled lethal spells taking three scalps each while Chahal took two wickets to successfully defend the target.
Pakistan is eighth on the points table with one win and two losses. They put a fighting effort against Australia in the last encounter but failed to defeat them. Their batsmen have failed to perform consistently while their bowlers except Amir have been unable to chip in with wickets. Pakistan will hope to put a unison effort against the mighty Indian team and hope to get a result in their way.
In the previous match, They lost to Australia by 41 runs. Bowling first, Mohammad Amir bowled unbelievable spell taking five wicket-haul to restrict Australia at 307. In addition, Shaheen Afridi also took scalps but failed to control his economy. Chasing the target, Imam-ul-Haq scored struggling 53 run knock and was supported by Babar Azam, Hafeez and Sarfraz Ahmed but none could play a match-winning knock. Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz played attacking cameos of 32 and 45 respectively but were ultimately left behind by 41 runs.
A good contest can be expected between both teams in the most awaited encounter of World Cup 2019.
When and Where:
IND vs PAK, 22nd Match, ICC World Cup 2019.
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.
03:00 PM, 16th June 2019.
Average 1st innings score: 214
Average 2nd innings score: 192
Pitch will be batting friendly. Pacers may find some initial support if overcast conditions are present.
There is a high chance of rain to disturb match proceedings.
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.
Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain.
Shikhar Dhawan is ruled out for a minimum of three weeks due to thumb fracture and Rishabh Pant has been called in as cover but will not play until he is announced as the replacement.
Vijay Shankar is likely to take the place of Shikhar Dhawan with KL Rahul opening the innings. Dinesh Karthik also has a slight chance.
Ravindra Jadeja can get a chance in place of Kuldeep Yadav to further strengthen the batting attack. Mohammad Shami can also be preferred in overcast conditions.
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will open the innings. Virat Kohli, Vijay Shankar and MS Dhoni will follow them.
Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav will play the role of an allrounder. Vijay Shankar can also bowl few overs of medium pace.
Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead the pace attack along with Hardik Pandya while Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav/Jadeja will handle the spin attack along with Kedar Jadhav.
Shadab Khan is likely to return in the playing XI replacing Shaheen Afridi or Asif Ali.
Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman will open the innings. Babar Azam, Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali will follow them.
Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik and M Hafeez will play the role of an allrounder.
M Amir will spearhead the pace attack along with Wahab Riaz and Hasan Ali. Shadab Khan will be key spinner along with Hafeez and Malik.
Probable Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Vijay Shankar/Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Y Chahal, K Yadav/Ravi Jadeja/M Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, M Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk/c), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan/Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, M Amir.
Key Players for India vs Pakistan Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: MS Dhoni and Sarfraz Ahmed
MS Dhoni is in brilliant form from past one year and can play as per the condition of the match. Also, With Shikhar Dhawan ruled out MS Dhoni can get more chance to bat. He has scored 34 and 27 in two encounters.
Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed can play a crucial role in case of the collapse of Pakistan. He has scores of 8, 55 and 40 yet in WC’19.
Batsmen for Pakistan vs India Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam, Imam Ul Haq, Lokesh Rahul, Fakhar Zaman
Skipper Virat Kohli is one of the most consistent and best batsmen in the world. He has scored 18, 82 runs in two encounters.
Rohit Sharma has regained his form in World Cup 2019 scoring match winning 122* and 57 in two encounters. In the absence of Dhawan, He will have added responsibility to give a good start to the Indian team.
Babar Azam is the most consistent Pakistan batsmen. He has a habit of scoring big knocks and is a must-pick in your PAK vs IND Dream11 team. He has scored 22, 63 and 30 yet in WC’19.
Imam Ul Haq has an ODI average of 57 and can score a big century on his day. He also has a good record against pace bowling. He scored 44 and 53 in last two encounters.
KL Rahul will open the innings tomorrow and can change the course of the match single-handedly if he survives early pace attack.
Fakhar Zaman is an attacking opener and can be destructive on the batting tracks of England. He has scored knocks of 22, 36 and 0 runs in World Cup 2019. He also has a good record against India.
Other Options: Vijay Shankar and Asif Ali
Vijay Shankar is expected to finally get his opportunity at no.4 and can also contribute with the ball.
Asif Ali can be a risky pick tomorrow and can be replaced. If he is playing and Pakistan is batting first, Then Asif Ali can score quick runs in death overs.
All-Rounders for IND vs PAK Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: M Hafeez, Hardik Pandya
M Hafeez has been a consistent performer for Pakistan from many years with the bat as well as the bowl. He scored 16, 84 and 46 in three encounters and has also taken two wickets till now.
Hardik Pandya is the X-factor of team India. He can hit big sixes along with lethal bouncers. He scored attacking 17* and 48 in two matches.
Other Options: Shoaib Malik and Kedar Jadhav
Shoaib Malik can also be slightly risky. However, If plays then can be a good grand league pick and can play an important role for Pakistan. He scored 8, 0 in two encounters. He will also bowl a few overs of spin.
Kedar Jadhav has returned in WC’19 after injury and is yet to make his mark. He can be a good grand league pick and will also save your credits.
Bowlers for India vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction:
Primary Options: Jasprit Bumrah, M Amir, Y Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali
Jasprit Bumrah is one of the best pacers in world cricket and is a wicket-taking bowler in initial, middle as well as death overs. He has taken five scalps in two encounters.
Leading wicket-taker of tournament Mohammad Amir has regained his form and has taken ten wickets in three encounters including magnificent five wicket-haul against Australia. He can be lethal in overcast conditions with his swing.
Yuzi Chahal has been the best spinner for India taking six scalps in two matches including a four-wicket haul against South Africa. He can trick Kiwi batsmen with his witty spin.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has also found his form and has taken 2,3 wickets in two matches. He can also be handy with the bat.
Experienced left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz can also be lethal on these wickets and can also reverse swing the ball later in the innings. He took three-wicket haul against England. He can also be handy with bat and scored 45 runs against Australia.
Hasan Ali has been the leader of Pakistan pace attack from the past two years but is in a poor form recently. However, He is unlikely to be replaced as he is the only Right-arm pacer and will hope to find his form quickly. He can play attacking cameos with the bat.
Other Options: Kuldeep Yadav, Shadab Khan and Shaheen Afridi
Kuldeep Yadav is not in a good form from the past few months and can also be replaced by Jadeja or Shami. He will be a good option if plays.
Shadab Khan is a talented allrounder and will be crucial with the bat as well as bowl for Pakistan. He took two scalps against England but did not feature in the last match.
Shaheen Afridi did not perform as per his talent in the last encounter and was expensive but still took two wickets.
India vs Pakistan Dream11 Team Prediction:
R Sharma (Vc)
Virat Kohli (C)
H Pandya (Vc2)
Hasan Ali/W Riaz
Captain and Vc Choices: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam, M Hafeez, H Pandya, Imam-Ul-Haq, M Amir, J Bumrah.