20-20 World Cup 2022: IND vs PAK, Match Preview, Predicted Playing XI, Pitch Report and all you need to know

Here, we’ll have a look at all the details of the Group 2 match between India and Pakistan. Both teams will play this match at Melbourne...

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Two arch-rivals from South Asia, India and Pakistan are all set to lock horns in their tournament opener in the 20-20 World Cup 2022. Earlier, both teams faced off each other in the Asia Cup 2022 in a group match and super-4 round respectively. India won the first match by a margin of five wickets. Whereas the men in green cleared off the books with Rohit’s men with a win in the super-4 round by the same margin.


Speaking of the clash of both teams in the 20-20 World Cup, they played against each other in the 20-20 World Cup 2021 last year. It was the match when Babar Azam & co. managed to end the winning streak of India against them in the World Cup matches. Pakistan completely outmuscled the Indians by a massive margin of 10 wickets.

This time, Indians will be eyeing on to give it back to Pakistan whereas the men in green will be looking ahead to register the second consecutive win in the 20-20 World Cup matches against the arch-rivals.

So, keeping all that in consideration, here we’ll have a look at all the details of the Group 2 match between India and Pakistan.


IND vs PAK, Pitch Report, and Playing conditions

The turf at the MCG is favorable for the bowlers in the first innings providing good support with a swing and bounce on the surface. So, batting would not be that easy in the first innings, keeping that in consideration, the toss-winning captain would definitely like to bowl first in the match between India and Pakistan.

Here’re the previous stats of the Pitch of MCG:


Total T20Is played – 14

Won by the team batting first – 5

Won by the team batting second – 9

Matches Tied – 0

The average score in First Innings – 141

Highest Score – 184/3 by India

Lowest Score – 74/10 by India

IND vs PAK, Group 2 Match, Venue Details

Melbourne Cricket Ground of Melbourne will host this blockbuster encounter of the 20-20 World Cup between India and Pakistan.

IND vs PAK. Group 2 Match, Timings of the match

Date – 23rd of October 2022

Time – 1. 12.30 PM (According to the Indian Standard Time),

  1. 6.00 PM (Local Time or Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

IND vs PAK, Group 2 Match, Broadcast Details

Television – Star Sports Network

OTT & Digital – Disney+ Hotstar

IND vs PAK, Group 2 Match, predicted playing XI of both teams


Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, and Mohammed Shami.


Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, and Shaheen Shah Afridi.

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