Cricket World Cup! yes its back and this time its at the Outback i.e. Australia & New Zealand. The first thing that comes into the mind thinking about world cup being an Indian or Pakistani is about the match between the two arch rivals, and yes this time again these two great cricketing nations will compete each other at group stages being in the same pool. The last time these two teams met in world cup was back in Mohali where these two teams contested in the semi finals of the 2011 World Cup. The match was won by India and keeping the records line straight of never been beaten by Pakistan in any ICC World Cup event. Pakistan will try their utmost to break the jinx this time but sadly they don’t have that much force in their bowling this time due to the ban on Saeed Ajmal their premier off spinner. Let’s see india vs pakistan in world cup.
India vs Pakistan in World Cup
India on the other hand have an upper hand but they too are not going through their best of their forms lately in india vs pakistan in world cup. A defeat in test series in Australia and failing to qualify for the finals of the tri series between Australia, England and India have put India into an extra bit of pressure. India-Pakistan game is normally not the game of talent or skills but its the game of controlling nerves. The team that controls them well on the day, goes on to win. Sadly for Pakistan its not the case as far as World Cups are concerned.
For India in the last world cup Sachin Tendulkar was playing his last world cup and he was a source of inspiration for the entire Indian team also they were playing on their home soil and conditions, but the situation is a bit different in Australia. Tendulkar is missing and only Kohli is the only one who has shown true class and been able to adapt to the conditions well. Indian team has also not been strong in the bowling department after the departure of their bowling greats like Zaheer Khan, Venkentesh Prsaad, Javagal Srinath and Irfan Pathan. In the present scenario only Bhuweneshwar Kumar is the one who could be seen as a threat but he too does not possess enough pace to trouble the batsmen. So overall if we compare both these teams both teams are going through their rebuilding phase. Pakistan has a weak batting line up but an above average bowling line up whereas, India has a strong batting line up but an average bowling line up. So one can expect a good contest between these two sides.
The match between these two arch rivals is going to be the most watched cricket match of the world. It is expected that not millions of people this time would bee seeing this encounter but the number would be in Billions. About 1.3 Billion people will watch this match worldwide on their television which makes it the mother of all games played ever. Lets see who wins this battle of nerves and gains superiority over the pool.