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October 14, 2023 10:53 AM IST

Cricket World Cup: India faces arch-rival Pakistan in Ahmedabad today

The stage is set, and fans wait with bated breath for the most exciting clash between India and Pakistan. Both the team will go head-to-head against each other today, October 14. The match is taking place at the world’s biggest stadium ‘Narendra Modi Stadium’ at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

This is the 12th match of the ICC Men’s World Cup tournament and both the teams will play their third match. Further, this is the eighth meeting between India and Pakistan in 50-over World Cups and Pakistan are yet to beat India in World Cups.

In the past four decades, since the 1980s, the two sides have played each other 204 times in total, Pakistan having won 88 matches of these matches compared to India’s 73. In 134 ODIs, India have won 56 matches compared to 73 matches by Pakistan.

Both the teams will be looking forward to cling the match and take a upper hand. Also, the fans are going crazy with excitement and extending their support to their teams in unique ways. Rahul, a die-hard Virat Kohli fan, painted his face in the vibrant colors of the Indian flag and proudly emblazoned “Virat Kohli” on his cheek, a true testament to his love for the former Indian captain before the much anticipated India Vs Pakistan clash.

Taking cognizance of security, Gujarat DGP has instructed various District Police Heads to be on alert mode. Approximately 4,000 personnel from various agencies, including the Gujarat Police and RAF, have been deployed to fortify the stadium’s security.

Furthermore, several big names including Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajnikanth, Anushka Sharma are expected in the stands to witness the epic clash on the field today. Adding to the excitement, musical sensation Arijit Singh is likely to perform at the event.

Both teams have made impressive starts to their World Cup campaigns, securing victories in their respective matches. The stakes are higher than ever, and fans from both sides are gearing up for the intense clash scheduled to take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

India vs Pakistan ICC World Cup 2023: Probable Playing XI

India: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

The toss will take place at 1:30 pm IST, and the game is set to kick off at 2 pm.


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