The ICC has already released the time, date, and venue for the India vs Pakistan match. In the beginning, there were several issues with whether the all-time rivals would face each other in this World Cup. But finally, the issues have ended, and in the league-stage matches, these two Asian giants are ready to face each other.
India vs Pakistan schedule for WC 2023:
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced their tentative schedule for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 tournament last Tuesday. One of the most exciting face-offs – India vs Pakistan, is scheduled for Oct 15 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. This match is expected to be one of the most-viewed in the upcoming tournament, considering the intense and historic rivalry between the 2 teams. This time, the Pakistan vs India match is going to be the 13th match in the tournament.
Besides, here are a few more important pieces of information to mention. The first semi-final for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is scheduled for Nov 15 in Mumbai, while the second is fixed for Nov 16 in Kolkata. The Grand final is fixed for Nov 19, with Nov 20 as reserve day at the Narendra Modi Stadium. All these matches will be played in the knockout format, which will be played in day-night mode, starting at 2 pm.
India vs Pakistan: the rivalry on the pitch
The India vs Pakistan cricket clash is among the most intense sports rivalries. The matches between India and its neighbour are reputed for their intensity. It is considered one of the biggest cricket matches worldwide and is among the most-viewed games. It is often known as the El Clasico of cricket.
The 2 sides first faced in 1952, when Pakistan came to India. After that, no cricket match was played between the countries between 1962-1977 due to the 2 major wars in 1965 and 1971. The 1999’s War of Kargil and the 2008’s Mumbai terrorist attacks have also interrupted cricketing bonds between the two nations. However, Canada and the United Arab Emirates hosted bilateral and multilateral One Day International series involving these 2 teams and the teams have faced each other during International Cricket Council competitions.
Tickets for the matches in which the 2 teams play against each other at international competitions are always in high demand, with more than 800,000 applications for tickets made for the 2019 Cricket World Cup meeting between India and Pakistan; 273 million viewers witnessed the television transmission of the match.
India vs Pakistan: ICC Wins
India has the better record in ICC tournaments, with Pakistan grabbing its first-ever victory against India in a World Cup match during the 2021 ICC Men’s T-20 World Cup. However, in the ICC Champions Trophy, Pakistan has won 3 of the 5 meetings between the 2 sides, including the 2017’s ICC Champions Trophy Final. It was the second time we saw India vs Pakistan match in an ICC final, with India winning the 2007 ICC World T-20 Final in South Africa.
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India vs Pakistan: ICC trophies won.
India and Pakistan have played in World Cups, the Champions Trophy, and the World Test Championship. All of these are organised by the governing body of world cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC). Indian cricket team has won the World Cup 2 times, and Pakistan has touched it once. Each team has won the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup once. In the tournament’s first edition in 2007, the final match was played between India vs Pakistan, which India won. In the ICC Champions Trophy, India won the trophy two times. The 2002 Champions Trophy final was cancelled due to heavy rain. So, at that time, India had to share the trophy with Sri Lanka. However, Pakistan won the 2017 edition, defeating India in the final. Neither team has won the World Test Championship, although India finished as runners-up twice.
Conclusion: The last encounter of India vs Pakistan was during the 2019 World Cup in Manchester’s Old Trafford Cricket Ground when India scored a big win. Rohit Sharma scored 140 off 113 and was declared the Player of the Match. Virat Kohli made 77 runs off 65 balls, while KL Rahul scored 57 runs facing 78 balls. Pakistan’s start batter Babar Azam made 48 runs off 57 balls. Is the excitement going to be repeated this season.