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India Vs Pakistan, Vital Statistics in the World Cup

The most intense rivalry in cricket  is back and this time it’s the World Cup. India will take on Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval , with over fifty thousand die heart fans buzzing from the ground, there will be millions who will we stuck on with their Television set. The last time these two team met in the World Cup was , the Semi finals of the 2011 World Cup. The two teams will be locking horns almost after a Year, last match between the two being played on 2nd March 2014 in the Asia Cup.Both teams have played 126 ODI’s against one another and it’s Pakistan who have the upper hand having won 72 matches, while the Indian team have won 50 of those. However it’s totally different when we compare these two teams record against one another in the World Cup. Here are some of the key statistics:

India Vs Pakistan in the World Cups:

Winning Team

Year

Margin of Victory

Man of the Match

India

1992

43 Runs

Sachin Tendulkar

India

1996

39 Runs

Navjot Sidhu

India

1999

47 Runs

Venkatesh Prasad

India

2003

6 Wickets

Sachin Tendulkar

India

2011

29 Runs

Sachin Tendulkar

 

Top 5 Batsman:

Name of the player

Matches played

Runs Scored

Sachin Tendulkar

5

313

Saeed Anwar

3

185

M Azharuddin

3

118

Aamir Sohail

2

117

Rahul Dravid

2

105

 

Top 5 Bowlers:

Name of the player

Matches played

Wickets Taken

Venkatesh Prasad

2

8

Javagal Srinath

4

7

Wahab Riaz

1

5

Anil Kumble

2

5

Mustaq Ahmed

2

5

 

Top 5 Highest Batting Partnerships:

Runs

Pair

World Cup

Result

102

Mohammad Kaif/Sachin Tendulkar

2003

Won

99*

Rahul Dravid/ Yuvraj Singh

2003

Won

90

Navjot Sidhu/Sachin Tendulkar

1996

Won

88

Aamer Sohail/Javed Miandad

1992

Lost

84

Aamer Sohail/Saeed Anwar

1996

Lost

 

Five Key Things:

  •          India have won all the five matches in the World Cup history, interestingly the first win was in 1992 World Cup, which was played in Australia.
  •          Sachin Tendulkar has been part of the Indian team in all the 5 meetings, this will be the first time that India will be playing their arch rivals in world cup without the little master.
  •          Four out of the five wins have came when India have batted first, probably pressure while batting second may be the key reason, so you just know what to do when you win the toss.
  •          Both the teams will be playing without the major names, who are missing probably because of injuries or selection
  •          Out of the current squad, only 4 Indian players were the part of the 2011 World Cup, while Pakistan have 5 players who were part of the squad in the 2011 World Cup

 

Both teams have always given a nail biter of a game as can be seen from the margins of victory mentioned above. We hope they have another thriller in store for the fans tomorrow. Both the teams have not been in good form coming in the World Cup, this might be just be the push that both the teams needed. We hope the match brings the best out of both the teams and may the best team on the given day win. Enjoy your Sunday, Cheers.

 

Do give your thoughts on who do you think will win tomorrow’s cliffhanger. 

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