ICC World Cup 2019: Match 22 – India vs Pakistan, Manchester – Toss Report
India vs Pakistan match is fascinating which has always left fans at the edge of their seats. Meanwhile, with both teams all-set to give best against each other many believe toss plays a crucial game. However, given to the emotions and aggression for the game between India and Pakistan adds to the spectacle of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
Meanwhile, India boasts about 6-0 record at the World Cup events over Pakistan, whereas, Pakistan leads in overall ODI tally.
On the other side, Pakistan faltered against Australia at the County Ground in Taunton. Thus Aaron Finch-led side won the game by 41 runs.
Concurrently, Pakistan is listed eighth on the points table with a solitary win against England. They have bagged three points in four games. Well, India is in good stead after winning two matches in three contests so far in the ongoing twelfth edition of the World Cup.
They’ve romped South Africa before registering a comfortable victory by 36 runs over Australia at The Oval on June 9.
With Pakistan’s unpredictability adding plenty to cricket, Team India’s consistent run has often got results in their favour owing to the much-anticipated clash.
All in all, it’s a must-win match for Pakistan in a bid to stay alive in the competition. Meanwhile, a victory for India will help the Men in Blue to make it to the second spot.
Both teams have met each other at the ICC event on June 18, 2017, at The Oval when Pakistan lifted the ICC Champions Trophy. However, Team India thrashed Pakistan at the Asia Cup 2018 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) when they last met at the international fold.
Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl first against India in the twenty-second match of the ICC World Cup 2019 in Manchester.
He’s what both skippers maintained at the toss time:
We would have bowled first to be honest. Wicket looks really nice though. We will be in good set if we bat well. That’s the kind of attention this game brings but once you enter the field it is all about playing your game. We have been playing good cricket and we don’t want to tinker much with the team combination.
We will bowl first. It is raining so conditions are good for bowling. We have quality spinners and we have backed them today. We are not thinking about 6-0.
The lineup for both teams:
India (Playing XI):
Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Pakistan (Playing XI):
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir
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