The much-anticipated India versus Pakistan clash is just one sleep away. This clash will take place on Saturday, 14 October at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Both teams have maintained an unbeaten record in the tournament, with India bagging wins against Australia and Afghanistan. On the other hand, Pakistan won their matches against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka.
For India, there is some great news just before the match. Young opening batter Shubman Gill has joined the squad and has made a swift recovery. This makes him a serious contender to make his World Cup debut.
Just a few days ago, the prospects of Gill participating in the Pakistan match were bleak, considering he had only been discharged from the hospital the night before. Gill was taking part in a practice session on Thursday morning – his first in over a week and all indications suggest that he could walk out to open the innings along with Rohit Sharma.
The spotlight will be on the weather conditions as well as on the pitch on offer.
India vs Pakistan, Ahmedabad Weather Forecast
As per Accuweather, there is minimal to no chance of rain during this India vs Pakistan match on Saturday in Ahmedabad. In contrast, the Meteorological Centre in Ahmedabad predicts overcast conditions with light showers during the match hours. The overall outlook suggests dry conditions, with temperatures ranging from 30-35 degrees Celsius.
India vs Pakistan, Ahmedabad Pitch Report
The Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad has hosted 29 ODI matches so far. The team batting has won 16 games, while the team batting second has won 13 matches. Ahmedabad hosted the World Cup curtain-raiser between England and New Zealand.
World Cup 2023: India vs Pakistan rivalry in numbers
In this match, New Zealand chased down the 283-run target in the 37th over with nine wickets in hand. The ball skidded on under the lights and hence, the captain winning the toss could well opt to bowl first.
India Squad For Cricket World Cup 2023:
Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.
Pakistan Squad For Cricket World Cup 2023:
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim