Pakistan Playing 11 vs India– ICC World Cup 2023, Match 12. Pakistan take on India in match 12 of the ICC World Cup 2023 in Ahmedabad on October 14. The match starts at 2 pm IST. Pakistan are yet to win against India in 50-over World Cups.

After playing their first two games in Hyderabad, Pakistan will be on the move for their remaining games in the tournament. They will be taking on India in a capacity crowd of over 120000 at the Narendra Modi stadium. They will be tested having to play across different venues and across different conditions.

Pakistan are heading into this game on the back of consecutive wins, They defeated the Netherlands by 81 runs and chased a record total against Sri Lanka to win the match by six wickets.

Pakistan will be tested against India, especially with the record they have in ODI World Cups. Pakistan’s last ODI win against India was in the 2017 Champions Trophy final. Since then they have lost every ODI game against India, the most recent being in the Asia Cup 2023.

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Pakistan after a dominating performance against Sri Lanka, should look to play the same team. Abdullah Shafique at the top was a welcome change for the side. He replaced Fakhar Zaman more than beautifully. Pakistan are concerned with the form and fitness of Shaheen Afridi. He is carrying a knee injury and a finger injury. He has got a couple of days to recover himself. It will be interesting to see how he goes.

Babar Azam’s form is another concern. He has scored 5 and 10 in the first two games. Mohammad Rizwan and Shafique now become crucial to Pakistan’s cause for the rest of the tournament having scored match-winning centuries against Sri Lanka.

Pakistan Playing 11 vs India– ICC World Cup 2023, Match 12

Abdullah Shafique

Pakistan Batters Mohammad Rizwan & Abdullah Shafique
Pakistan Batters Mohammad Rizwan & Abdullah Shafique

Shafique should continue to open the batting for Pakistan. He looked solid against Pakistan and the onus is on him to give his team a good start. The 23-year-old has played just five ODIs so far.


Imam-ul-Haq. Image-Twitter

Imam will open the batting with Abdullah Shafique. He got starts but has failed to convert the starts into big scores. Bowlers have also exposed his weakness against the short-pitched deliveries.

Babar Azam (C)

IND vs PAK Head-to-Head Records in ODIs – ICC World Cup 2023, Match 12
Rohit Sharma (L) and Babar Azam (R) {PC: Getty}

Babar has scored 5 and 10 in the first two games. This is his first World Cup game as captain against India. He is yet to score a fifty against India in ODIs with 48 being his highest score. He has been dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav thrice in ODIs.

Mohammad Rizwan (WK)

Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan (Image Credits: Twitter)

Rizwan is fresh off a match-winning century against Pakistan. His form is key for his team for the rest of the tournament. Rizwan has played just two ODIs against India and scored just two runs.

Saud Shakeel

Saud Shakeel
Saud Shakeel (Image Credits: Twitter)

Shakeel has batted with responsibility in the middle-order. He scored 31 off 30 balls and played his part in the chase for Pakistan. This is his first ODI against India.

Iftikhar Ahmed

Iftikhar Ahmed
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Iftikhar will slot in at six. He is the designated finisher in the side and also can bowl off-spin. He was unbeaten on 22 and took his team home against Sri Lanka.

Shadab Khan

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Shadab Khan and Babar Azam. (Photo
Credit: Twitter)

Shadab is the vice-captain of the side. He picked up 1 for 55 against Sri Lanka and was expensive. He has not been able to take wickets in the middle overs for Pak which is a big concern.

Mohammad Nawaz

Mohammad Nawaz
Mohammad Nawaz (Credits: Twitter)

Nawaz batting at eight lengthens Pak’s batting lineup. He is a quality striker and bowls quality left-arm spin. He took 1 for 62 against Sri Lanka. He is eight short of 50 ODI wickets.

Hasan Ali

Babar Azam, Hasan Ali
Babar Azam, Hasan Ali. (Photo: Twitter)

Hasan Ali will bat at nine. He was named as Naseem Shah’s replacement in the squad. He took 4/71 against Sri Lanka. He is three short of 100 ODI wickets.

Shaheen Afridi

Sheheen Afridi - Iftikhar Ahmed
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Shaheen will lead Pakistan’s pace attack. He needs to strike with the new ball for his team. So far in the World Cup, he is not amongst the top 10 wicket-takers. He has been struggling with injury as well.

Haris Rauf

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Haris Rauf concludes the likely playing XI for Paki against India. He also needs to strike with the new ball. He took 2 for 62 against the Netherlands. He has taken five wickets in the first two games.

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