Cricket enthusiasts around the globe can breathe a sigh of relief as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted a ‘clear sky’ in Ahmedabad during the much-anticipated clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. The highly awaited encounter, set to take place at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, has fans on the edge of their seats, and the weather forecast is now in their favor.
Earlier predictions had hinted at possible drizzling in the southern parts of Ahmedabad. However, the latest statement from the IMD has put all worries to rest, assuring cricket fans that there is no possibility of rain in the next 48 hours, ensuring ideal playing conditions for the colossal showdown.
The rivalry between India and Pakistan in cricket is undoubtedly one of the most fierce and passionate in the world. Matches between these two cricketing giants consistently draw significant global viewership and ignite the fervor of fans on both sides.
India, buoyed by back-to-back victories in their World Cup campaign, will step onto the field with high confidence when they face traditional rival Pakistan at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Saturday.
This matchup comes after a series of memorable encounters between the two nations, including an abandoned match due to rain during a winning Asia Cup campaign for India and a commanding victory for the Men in Blue during the Super Four stage.
In the current World Cup, India started their campaign with a triumphant performance against Australia, while Pakistan has notched up two consecutive wins to build momentum ahead of this crucial encounter.
Fans worldwide are eager to witness cricketing megastars like Virat Kohli, skipper Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, and Mohammed Siraj continue their consistent performances, upholding India’s winning streak against Pakistan in 50-over World Cups. The dream of an 8-0 win against their arch-rivals in the World Cup is very much alive for Indian supporters.
In head-to-head records of ODI World Cup matches, India has dominated, boasting a 100 percent win record in all seven encounters against Pakistan. The “Men in Blue” will be striving to maintain this impressive record and make history once again in what promises to be a gripping and intense contest.
India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), 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: 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.