INDIA vs PAKISTAN (IND vs PAK)
PAKISTAN v INDIA in ICC World Cup 2019 is getting all the spotlight as both nations are set to play each other once more on 16-June at Old Trafford. PAKvIND is expected to be yet another high voltage or perhaps the biggest group match in Cricket World Cup 2019. With the recent not cricketing combat of Air strikes between the two neighbors, the hype and emotional attachment of the fans are even more extreme towards this match and both sides want to perform well in this contest. But why is this rivalry? let us take a deep dive into this.
Background: THE BIGGEST RIVALRY:
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“The Arch Rivals”, probably the perfect word to define the relationship between the two neighbors. Pakistan and India are two very fine Asian cricketing teams. Without any shadow of a doubt, these two have the biggest rivalry in cricket. And not just cricket, Pakistan and India are the biggest rivals in any sport they come across each other let it be hockey, Kabaddi or any other game. This rivalry started right from the Partition of British India, When the subcontinent was divided into two countries, Pakistan and India (Bharat). since then, both these nations have been great rivals.
Cricket flows through the veins of the people in India and Pakistan and as they say, Pakistan vs India is not just a game between Pakistan Cricket team vs Indian Cricket Team, Its way more than that as Both the nations are behind their teams and a warlike environment is established whenever the two cricketing giants lock horns on cricket field. The entire world sets their eyes in whenever Pakistan and India are playing each other.
THE INDIA-PAKISTAN CRICKET RIVALRY
PAKISTAN’s FIRST TOUR TO INDIA
The cricket Rivalry dates back to 1952-1953 INDIA vs PAKISTAN series when the two nations first played each other in Test cricket. Pakistan team under the captaincy of Abdul Hafeez Kardar toured India where they played series of 3 test matches. In Delhi, the first test match was won by India, while in Lucknow Pakistan won the 2nd test match which led to an angry reaction from the home crowd towards their team. Last two matches were drawn and India clinched the series by 2-1.
INDIA’s FIRST TOUT TO PAKISTAN
Indian team toured Pakistan for the first time in 1954-55, It was a long tour of 5 Test matches. It must be reminded that back in those days test matches lasted for only 4-days unlike now when a 5-day match is played. This series was not conclusive at all and ended up as 0-0 with all 5 matches drawn.
Shorter Formats IND v PAK in ODIs and T20Is
India and Pakistan played their first ODI against each other on 1 October 1978, and their first meeting in T20 was on 14 September 2007. Between 1962 and 1977, there was no cricket play in between these two nations because of two major wars in 1965 and 1971. The 1999 Kargil conflict and 2008 Mumbai attack also interrupted the cricketing ties between the two nations.
STATS & FIGURES: INDIA-PAKISTAN
In every rivalry, figure and stats matter the most. These figures and stats keep the fans active on any type of talk on social media or any other forum between the two nations. If we talk about overall head to head in One Day International, Test Matches and Twenty 20, figures are very much in favor of Pakistan which are:
OVER ALL MATCH STATS:
|Format||Matches||Won by India||Won by Pakistan||Draw/tie/no results|
ICC EVENTS STATS:
If we talk about head to head in ICC mega-events, India is far ahead of Pakistan. The stats and figures say it all:
|ODI world cup||6||0||6||0|
|T20 world cup||5||0||5||0|
ASIA CUP STATS:
In Continental cups as like Asia Cup, the stats and figures also led India ahead of Pakistan:
|Asia cup ODI||12||5||6||1|
|Asia cup T20||1||0||1||0|
|Asian test championship||1||1||0||0|
PAKISTAN’s CURSE IN ICC EVENTS:
As fact and figures say it all, Pakistan team apart from remarkable success against India over the years as a whole has never won against India in any ICC world cup event no matter if it was ODI or T20. Meanwhile, India has performed slenderly well against the rivals in Major events. Even in 1992 ICC world cup when Pakistan became World Champions, they still could not beat India in the group match. Now, this stat has grown into a psychological headache for Pakistan and an edge for India as they meet in the World cup events. Let’s see if the Men in Green will be able to turn the tides in their favor this time around.
ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY 2017 BREAKTHROUGH:
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Pakistan was searching for a win against India in ICC events and then came the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Edition in which Pakistan and India faced each other in the group stage match. Pakistani team had high hopes on this one but India beat Pakistan by a big margin of 124 runs by DLS method. India later got their place in the final quite comfortably while Pakistan struggled throughout the tournament and work extremely hard to make it into the semis. It was a complete turnaround for Pakistan from zero in group matches to the heroes in playoffs. on 18 June 2017, the big final of the ICC Champions Trophy between the great rivals of the cricketing world was Played, Pakistan batted first and set up a huge total of 338 runs, Indian openers in reply of this huge total failed to score big and crumbled. This was one of the worst collapses by the mighty Indian batting lineup and the entire Indian team bowled down on 158 and Pakistan got that huge breakthrough they wanted against India and also becomes the ICC champions.
ICC WORLD CUP 2019 AND PAKISTAN VS INDIA:
Cricket fever is on the rise as the world cup is just around the corner after a long 4 years. All the cricketing world has set up their eyes on the world cup especially on the big match between the greatest rivals of the time. Yes, you guessed it right. On 16 June 2019, there is a match between Pakistan and India which has its own importance in this all very important world cup 2019.
WHO WILL WIN PAKISTAN vs INDIA 2019?
A common question nowadays on the lips of every cricket loving fans is WHO WILL WIN THE MATCH OF THE WORLD CUP (Pakistan vs India)? This is too early to say that which particular team is going to perform better on the day, as cricket game is of chance and results can sometimes not be predicted until the very last ball bowled. If we look into stats and figures, India is way ahead of Pakistan. And Team India are clear favorites. However, on the flip side if we look at the recent times India lost to Pakistan badly in ICC champions trophy finals which may raise the motivation levels in the Pakistani dressing room. Only time will tell how well both teams transcend into the world cup and on the given day who outplays the other. What do you think who will win the PAKISTAN vs INDIA WORLD CUP MATCH?
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