India vs Pakistan, 19th Match, T20 WC 2024 Match Preview

The 19th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 will witness one of the high-voltage clashes where Team India will lock horns against its arch-rivals Pakistan in New York. After securing a massive 8-wicket victory in their first match against Ireland, the Indian cricket team led by Rohit Sharma ranks at the 2nd position in the points table with a boosted run rate of +3.065. The men-in-blue needs another solid win to enhance their chances of qualifying for the Super Eight rounds,

On the other side, Pakistan after facing a shocking loss to the USA in the super-over thriller contest will aim to bounce back and seal a win against the Indians. This will keep their chances of qualifying for the Super Eights.

Most importantly, the pitch conditions in New York have proven to be dangerous in recent times for batters due to the heavy bounce and pace. Also, the weather conditions pose uncertainty about conducting a complete 20-over contest. As a result, both the team skippers after winning the toss will probably alter their decisions based on the previous match outcome at the same venue and try to form their best playing XI combination for the highly anticipated encounter.

In this preview, we will analyze the head-to-head stats of India vs Pakistan in T20 internationals as well as the T20 World Cup to determine the winner of the upcoming match. Let’s delve deeper into the prediction that will begin by revealing the schedule, venue, and timings of the electrifying contest.

India vs Pakistan 19th Match T20 World Cup 2024: Schedule, Venue and Timings

Here is the schedule, venue, and timings of India vs Pakistan group stage match of T20 World Cup 2024 tabulated below:

Date and Day09th June 2024 (Sunday)
VenueNassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York
Seating Capacity34,000
Timings08:00 pm IST / 02:30 pm GMT / 10:30 am Local / 07:30 pm PKT  

Weather Forecast for the IND vs PAK Group A T20 World Cup 2024

Based on the latest weather forecast reports, the temperature during the match between India and Pakistan is expected to be around 25°C with a wind speed of 25 km/hr. There are 40% to 50% chances of rain during the toss. Possibly we might witness a reduced over-contest per side or an abandoned match only if severe rains continue to play the spoilsport of the game.

Pitch Conditions and Toss Outcome at Nassau Cricket Stadium: IND vs PAK T20 WC 2024

The pitch conditions in the newly inaugurated Nassau Cricket Stadium  have been a grueling experience for batters and heavily favored chasing teams in these two low-scoring matches of the T20 World Cup 2024 so far (stats updated till 5th June 2024 at this venue):

DateMatchFirst Batting Team ScoreSecond Batting Team ScoreMatch ResultOverall Runs scored by two teams
03rd June 2024 (Tuesday)Sri Lanka (SL) vs South Africa (SA)SL: 77-10 in 19.1 oversSA: 80-4 in 16.2 oversSouth Africa won against Sri Lanka by 6 wickets and 22 balls remaining157 runs
05th June 2024 (Wednesday)India (IND) vs Ireland (IRE)IRE: 96-10 in 16.1 oversIND: 97-2 in 12.2 oversIndia won against Ireland by 8 wickets and 46 balls remaining193 runs

It becomes clear that the toss-winning skipper has the advantage of inviting the opponent teams to bat first and then chase the targets conveniently. This is because the stats of the two matches at Nassau stadium indicate how the teams batting first struggled to cross the 100-run mark on the drop-in-pitches. You can expect a score of 120–160 runs during the match between India and Pakistan at this new venue.

India vs Pakistan in T20 Internationals (T20Is): Head-To-Head Stats 

India and Pakistan have faced each other in 12 T20I matches and the stats are tabulated below:

TeamsMatches wonGames won at HomeGames won at overseasMatches won at Neutral venue

IND vs PAK matches in T20 World Cup: Head-to-Head Stats Analysis

In the past 8 editions of the T20 World Cup, India and Pakistan have clashed against each other in 7 matches. However, India maintains its dominance by securing 5 wins, 1 loss, and a tied game. As a result, there is additional pressure on Pakistan to secure another win against Team India.

Here are the results of the 7 matches between India and Pakistan in the T20 World Cup so far:

1.IND vs PAK (Group Stages)2007IND: 141-9 in 20 overs   PAK: 141-7 in 20 oversMatch Tied   (India won the match with the bowl-out method 3-0)
2.IND vs PAK (Finals)2007IND: 157-5 in 20 overs

PAK: 152-10 in 19.3 overs
India won by 5 runs
3.IND vs PAK (Group Stages)2012PAK: 128-10 in 19.4 overs   IND: 129-2 in 17 oversIndia won by 8 wickets
4.IND vs PAK (Group Stages)2014PAK: 130-7 in 20 overs   IND: 131-3 in 18.3 oversIndia won by 7 wickets
5.IND vs PAK   (Super 10 Group 2)2016PAK: 118-5 in 18 overs   IND: 119-4 in 15.5 oversIndia won by 6 wickets
6.IND vs PAK

(Group Stages)
2021IND: 151-7 in 20 overs   PAK: 152-0 in 17.5 oversPakistan won by 10 wickets
7.IND vs PAK

(Group Stages)
2022PAK: 159-8 in 20 overs   IND: 160-6 in 20 oversIndia won by 4 wickets

The above stats indicate that India won a majority of games against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup while chasing targets.

India vs Pakistan Probable Playing XI

These are the players who might be preferred in the playing XI for India and Pakistan:

Indian Cricket Team Expected Playing XI:

S.NoPlayerRoleBatting StyleBowling Style
1.Rohit Sharma (captain)BatsmanRight HandedRight arm off-break
2.Virat KohliBatsmanRight HandedRight arm medium
3.Rishabh PantBatsman / wicketkeeperLeft HandedNA
4.Suryakumar YadavBatsmanRight HandedRight arm off-break
5.Shivam DubeBatting All-rounderLeft HandedRight-arm medium
6.Hardik Pandya (vice-captain)Batting All-rounderRight HandedRight-arm medium-fast
7.Ravindra JadejaBowling All-rounderLeft HandedLeft-arm orthodox spin
8.Axar PatelBowling All-rounderLeft HandedLeft-arm orthodox spin
9.Jasprit BumrahBowlerRight HandedRight-arm fast
10.Arshdeep SinghBowlerLeft HandedLeft-arm medium-fast 
11.Mohammed SirajBowlerRight HandedRight-arm medium-fast 

Pakistan Cricket Team Expected Playing XI:

S.NoPlayerRoleBatting StyleBowling Style
1.Babar Azam (Captain)BatsmanRight HandedRight arm off-break
2.Mohammad RizwanBatsman / wicketkeeperRight HandedNA
3.Usman KhanBatsman / wicketkeeperRight HandedRight arm off-break
4.Fakhar ZamanBatsmanLeft HandedLeft-arm orthodox spin  
5.Azam KhanBatsman / wicketkeeperRight HandedNA
6.Iftikhar AhmedBatting All-rounderRight HandedRight arm off-break
7.Shadab KhanBowling All-rounderRight HandedRight arm leg-break
8.Shaheen AfridiBowlerLeft HandedLeft-arm fast-medium      
9.Naseem ShahBowlerRight HandedRight-arm fast
10.Mohammad AmirBowlerLeft HandedLeft-arm fast-medium
11.Haris RaufBowlerRight HandedRight-arm fast  

 Where to watch the India vs Pakistan match: Live Streaming and Broadcasting Details

If you’re either an Indian or Pakistani fan, then you need to know about the live-streaming platform and broadcasting channels to watch the live action of the match:

CountryLive StreamingLive Broadcasting
IndiaDisney + HotstarStar Sports Network
PakistanTamasha and PTV Sports Live  PTV Sports and Ten Sports

IND vs PAK Match Winner Prediction T20 World Cup 2024: Overall Facts

Overall, India has a higher chance of winning the game due to the consistent performance, perfectly mixed combination of right and left-handed batters, and dominating bowling lineup (both Spin and fast bowling departments). These are the factors that go completely missing in the case of the Pakistan cricket team.

Also, Rishabh Pant has batted exceptionally well at the No.3 position in Nassau Cricket Stadium and is expected to play a crucial role for his team once again in the most important game against Pakistan. It is believed that the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma will continue with the same batting and bowling combination. Furthermore, he might give another chance to Virat Kohli as an opening batsman, irrespective of his poor performance in the previous match against Ireland.

On the other side, the Pakistani cricket team shouldn’t be underestimated since they have the majority of pacers in the squad. Also, the pitch conditions at Nassau Stadium have proven to be unsafe for batters, especially while facing against the fast bowlers. At the same time, the lack of spin bowling options could backfire Pakistan’s plans against Team India.

Ultimately, the team batting second with a consistent lineup will find it easier to chase the target conveniently on a sluggish pitch in the upcoming match.