India is all set to take on their Arch-rival Pakistan in the 16th T20 match of the T20 World Cup 2022. Ind vs Pak Group 2 T20 WC 2022 match will take place at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 23rd October 2022. You can check who will win India vs Pakistan Today Match Prediction here on this page.
India vs Pakistan 16th T20 Today Match Prediction
Finally, the time has come for the T20 World Cup 2022 Epic game for which all the 2 Billion cricket fans have been eagerly waiting for a year. A song as old as time, a birthplace of Legends, and a tale of Heart Breaks. Yes, we are talking about the clash between the two Asian Giants India and Pakistan. The Cricket fans will see India vs Pakistan 16th T20 match taking place today at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
We will get to the Who will win Part of the game. But let us discuss the two sides first.
First We have India, A giant Cricket Nation and Asian Tiger of Sport. Indian Cricket Team is ranked 1st in the recent ICC T20 Team Rankings. They defeated the T20 World Cup 2022 Host Nation Australia in the warm-up game and South Africa in a three-match home series before going to this match. The Hitman Rohit Sharma is leading Indian Cricket teams who have the likes of Virat Kohli KL Rahul Soryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya.
On the other side, we have Pakistan The Green Shirts. Pakistan is ranked 4th on the ICC T20 Team rankings. They recently defeated New Zealand in a Tri-Nation T20 series final and lost Asia Cup 2022 against Sri Lanka in the final. They have the best T20 opening pair of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan to tackle the Indian bowling lineup.
Rohit Xi has come across Babar XI 11 times in the T20 format with India winning 8 games against Pakistan. So you can say that India are a dominating side against Pakistan in the T20 format. Pakistan were once jinxed by losing World Cup matches against India but Pakistan broke that jinxed in the previous edition of the T20 World Cup. Things are different now.
India will win this match. The Men in Blue have a dominating record against Pakistan in the T20 format and they would like to keep going with it. They have a strong batting line up if they get to bat first they must set a huge target for Pakistan. However, they might have troubles in the bowling department in the absence of Bhumrah.
On the other side, Pakistan will also be looking forward to victory. Babar and Rizwan defeated India in the last T20 World Cup by setting up a record chase of 152-0 against India. They should go for another partnership this time as well. The return of Shaheen Afridi will also be a plus point for Pakistan.
All in all, this is going to be another historical match between India and Pakistan that cricket fans will remember for a very long time.
India Team Squad
Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Rishabh Pant, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Hooda
Pakistan Team Squad
Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Shan Masood, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Fakhar Zaman