India vs Pakistan: ICC T20 World Cup Match Preview & Live Streaming

India vs Pakistan matches are rare and usually only played in global events, and this mix of scarcity and high stakes often brings out the worst in both sets of fans.  At Melbourne Cricket Ground India and Pakistan will face each other at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. This India vs Pakistan match will be the 16th Match of Super 12. The Pakistan vs India T20 World Cup match is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM Local, 1:30 PM IST, 2:00 PM BST on October 23, 2022.

India vs Pakistan - ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Match Live
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India vs Pakistan Match Summary

Match: India vs Pakistan, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022
When: October 23, 2022, 7:00 PM Local, 1:30 PM IST, 2:00 PM BST
Where: MCG – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia
Weather: Showers (Chance of Rain 70%)
Head to Head: India 8 -3 Pakistan
Broadcaster: Official Broadcaster List

India vs Pakistan Match Preview

The two best T20I opening partnerships may battle it out. While India’s openers Rohit Sharma (avg 15.71 at 123.60SR) and KL Rahul (avg 10.33 at 106.90 SR) have struggled against Pakistan, Mohammed Rizwan has prospered in his three games against India, top-scoring in Pakistan’s two triumphs in the previous year. However, Bhuvneshwar Kumar kept him to a run-a-ball and Hardik Pandya dismissed him twice in 21 balls.

India employed the short ball against Babar and much of Pakistan’s line-up in their recent Asia Cup success, which might be repeated at the MCG with its big square boundary.

If India picks Shami instead of Harshal Patel, R. Ashwin may replace Yuzvendra Chahal to compensate for Harshal’s lower-order batting. Pakistan’s struggles against right-arm finger spinners during the last World Cup would not disadvantage India (lost 12 wickets, RR: 6.54). Ashwin has bowled well against right-handers, averaging under six per over.

Team News

There are no major health concerns to report regarding India. The most recent addition to the team, Mohammed Shami, got himself ready for the match by bowling for an extended period of time in the practice nets at the MCG two days before the big game. This helped him prepare for both the PowerPlay and the final overs. According to Rohit Sharma, Shami was “very much ready” and might just go ahead in the bowling queue at any moment.

Shan Masood was taken to the hospital for scans after receiving a knock on the side of his head during Friday’s nets practice. Babar said he was fine to play and there were no signs of illness. While everyone else seems to be healthy enough to play, Fakhar Zaman still hasn’t fully healed from his knee injury and will likely miss the first two games.

India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Match Squads

India Possible Squad (XI)

  • Rohit Sharma (capt)
  • KL Rahul
  • Virat Kohli
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Dinesh Karthik (wk)
  • Axar Patel
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Arshdeep Singh

Pakistan Possible Squad (XI)

  • Babar Azam (capt)
  • Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
  • Shan Masood
  • Haider Ali
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Asif Ali
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Shadab Khan
  • Naseem Shah
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Haris Rauf

Watch India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Match

India vs Pakistan rivalry in cricket is nothing new. India vs Pakistan match is known as the El Classico of modern cricket. No matter if it is a Twenty20, ODI, or Test Cricket the masses and hypes are the same among the fans. This Pakistan vs India T20 World Cup match will be the highest-viewed match in the Indian Sub-Continent.  You can watch India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup match live on TV and stream it online.

Watch India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Match on TV

Star Sports Network is the official broadcaster in the Indian Sub-Continent of the ICC T20 World Cup. Pakistani viewers can watch it on PTV Sports A-Sports. Bangladeshi TV channels GTV (Gazi TV), BTV (Bangladesh Television), and T Sports will broadcast this India vs Pakistan match in Bangladesh. Sky Sports Cricket and Willow TV will broadcast India vs Pakistan Match in the United Kingdom and the United States respectively.  Yupp TV will broadcast in Europe.

India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Match Live Streaming

You can stream India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Match online both paid & free. Disney+ Hotstar is the official live-streaming provider in India. Indian viewers can watch India vs Pakistan ICC T20 World Cup match live on Disney+ Hotstar. Pakistani viewers can watch live India vs Pakistan T20 Match on PTV Sports Official Website (FREE), Daraz, Tapmad, Jazz, and ARY ZAP. Rabbithole will provide live streaming in Bangladesh.

You can watch India vs Pakistan match on SkyGO+ App in the United Kingdom. Stream India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup match online on the ESPN+ app from the USA. Yupp TV is the official streaming provider in European Continent, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and South East Asia (excluding Singapore).

Bangladeshi broadband users who have BDIX connectivity can watch ICC T20 World Cup 2022 live on BDIX FTP & TV Servers. Find the most complete & up to date BDIX FTP Servers List or Use our official BDIX FTP Server Android App from Google Play. ICC FTP Server will not provide live tv channels due to their recent updates.

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India vs Pakistan Match Prediction

It’s really hard to predict who will win. You can’t say anything until the last ball of the match while India and Pakistan are playing. Both are favorites, it’s safe to say 50/50.

India vs Pakistan Match Quotes

We’ll also play a shorter game if necessary. A lot of the lads have played such games before, so they know how to handle a situation where you’re getting ready for a 40-over game and then it’s a 20-over game for both sides, 10 or 5 overs each. Luckily, we played one 8-over game against Australia in India. – Rohit Sharma (Indian Captain) on weather condition.


It’s his Big Bash League home stadium, so he knows the conditions. He’s taught the bowlers and batters a lot. Leading and bowling better. He shielded us from Shaheen’s absence. He’ll aid greatly. – Babar Azam (Pakistan Captain) on Haris Rauf.

Final Words

If you are a cricket fan, no matter where you are from or which team you support, this India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 match is the match you should not miss. This is a must-watch cricket match. No matter which team win, cricket wins every time.

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