The most favorite and biggest match of the World Cup is to be played on Saturday 14 October. India is fully prepared to defeat its rival team Pakistan. The spectators are very excited to watch the match. This match is to be played at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Talking about the seating capacity of the stadium, 1.32 lakh people can sit together and enjoy the match there. All the tickets for the upcoming India vs Pakistan match have been sold. At the same time, around 100 crore people across the world will enjoy this great match of cricket on gadgets like TV, phone, laptop. This will be the eighth meeting of the two teams in the ODI World Cup. India has won all the 7 matches held so far. In the match being played this year, both India and Pakistan teams have won the first two matches played. India has won over Australia and Afghanistan. Whereas Pakistan has won over Netherlands and Sri Lanka. Both teams are performing very well this time. Spectators say that the great match to be held on Saturday will be very exciting. Let us know about 5 interesting facts related to the World Cup matches between India and Pakistan.
1. India has victory over Pakistan in four different countries and continents.
The match between India and Pakistan is more exciting than the final match of the World Cup. The enthusiasm of the spectators during the match is worth seeing. India has defeated Pakistan in all the World Cup matches played so far. Apart from this, India has also defeated Pakistan in four different countries and continents. The first World Cup match between the two teams was played in 1992. After this, these two big teams faced each other in 1996, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2015 and 2019. In 1992 and 2015, both the teams came face to face in Australia. This match of 1996 and 2011 World Cup was played in India. After this, in 1999 and 2019, both these teams came to England to face each other. In 2003, the India-Pakistan match was played in South Africa. From this it became clear that India has defeated Pakistan in continents like Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia.
2. Score of 300+ was made only twice in India vs Pakistan match
In 1992, these two teams came face to face for the first time. Out of 3,969 ODI matches played since 1992, the score has crossed 300 in 846 matches. Talking about the World Cup, till now the score has crossed 300 in total 113 matches of the World Cup. But, in the 14 innings of the seven ODI World Cup matches played between India and Pakistan, a score of 300 or more has been scored only twice. The Indian team, batting first in the 2015 and 2019 World Cups, had given a target of more than 300 runs. Cricket experts believe that in the match between India and Pakistan, there is a lot of pressure among the players to play well, due to which the batsmen are not able to bat properly and score big.
Score of both teams in World Cup match
1992 – IND 216/7, PAK 173/10
1996 – IND 287/8, PAK 248/9
1999 – IND 227/6, PAK 180/10
2003 – IND 276/4, PAK 273/7
2011 – IND 260/9, PAK 231/10
2015 – IND 300/7, PAK 224/10
2019 – IND 336/5 , PAK 212/6
3. Sachin has given his best performance against Pakistan
In the India vs Pakistan World Cup match, excellent performance is seen by the players of both the teams. Let us tell you that Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who is called the God of the cricket world, is considered the best among the players of both the teams. Sachin has played against Pakistan five times in the ODI World Cup, in which he has performed very well. He was awarded Player of the Match three times. The special thing is that in the seven matches played so far, only Indian players have been selected as Player of the Match.
4. Virat can break Sachin’s record
Sachin Tendulkar has been the top scorer of the India vs Pakistan match played in the World Cup. He has scored 313 runs in 5 matches. The second name in this list is that of Virat Kohli. Virat has scored 193 runs in 3 matches against Pakistan. If Virat scores 121 runs in the upcoming match, he will break Sachin’s record. In the match between India and Pakistan, Pakistan’s top scorer is Saeed Anwar. Anwar has scored 185 runs in 3 matches.
5. Venkatesh Prasad has taken the most wickets
Venkatesh Prasad has taken the most wickets in the India vs Pakistan match in the World Cup. Prasad has 8 wickets in his name in 2 matches. Wahab Riaz of Pakistan and Javagal Srinath of India are at second place. Both have 7-7 wickets in their name. Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya are on top among the active players, both have taken 2-2 wickets in the only match.