Pakistan vs India Match 22 ICC World Cup 2019 live updates 16 June 2019 . Manchester Finally the wait is over. The moment has arrived. The stage is all set for the most anticipated match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, as the traditional arch-rivals, Pakistan and India, are ready to win the day as they lock horns at the Old Trafford, Manchester today 16 June 2019.
The toss will take place at 2:00 pm and action will kick-off at 2:30 pm PST.
As many as one billion people are expected to watch the match on television. It’s a special time. It’s an opportunity for cricketers to cement their legacies and bring joy to their countries.
Match 22: Pakistan vs India
Venue: Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester
Date: Sunday, 16 June
Time: 02:30pm PST, 09:30am GMT
With their last game against New Zealand being washed out, Virat Kohli’s men will be eager to take the field as they face Pakistan in Manchester on Sunday. While their wins against South Africa and Australia came on the back of all-round efforts, it won’t be an easy start for the Indian top order, which, in the absence of Shikhar Dhawan, will be up against an in-form Mohammad Amir.
With KL Rahul set to open, the no. 4 spot yet again leaves room for discussion, with Dinesh Karthik and Vijay Shankar in contention.
Pakistan, who registered a remarkable win against England, lost to Australia by 41 runs in Taunton. Their bowlers made a strong comeback in the latter half of the innings, but it was the batting effort that let them down. Sarfaraz Ahmed might consider drafting in Haris Sohail into the playing eleven in place of the experienced Shoaib Malik, who has failed in each of his three outings in the tournament so far.
The World Cup head-to-head result, which firmly rests on India’s side with six wins to none, would be of least importance considering the unpredictable nature of the Pakistan team. The Sarfaraz Ahmed led side, which is capable to beat any opposition on their day, will look to produce a result similar to that of the ICC Champions Trophy finals from two years ago.
It is expected to be a dry and clear start to the day with some early sunshine, but its the afternoon hours that come with a heavy rain threat.
Teams batting second have won four of the last five matches at Old Trafford and with rain expected to play its part, both captains will be tempted to field first.
India Team: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.
Pakistan Team: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Asif Ali/Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi