India vs Pakistan Dream XI prediction: The 16th match of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will be played between arch-nemesis India and Pakistan on October 23rd, Sunday, in front of a jam-packed crowd at Melbourne. India will be taking on Pakistan for a third time this year in a T20 International match and both teams have won one game each. Babar Azam-led Pakistan cricket team defeated India by five wickets in Asia Cup after suffering a loss in their first encounter during the tournament.
India’s batting unit looks lethal on paper and have performed quite well in the warmup games as well but their bowling department in something which needs to push themselves more. India is playing the T20 World Cup 2022 without services of its key T20 players Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja. Shami, who hasn’t played a single T20 game for India since last edition of T20 World Cup, was announced as last-minute injury replacement for Bumrah. His last-over heroics against Australia in IND vs AUS warmup match has given a big boost of confidence to the Men in Blue.
T20 World Cup 2022, Match 16 – India vs Pakistan
IND vs PAK match on 23rd Oct, Sunday, starts at 1:30 PM Indian Standard Time in Australia’s Melbourne
IND vs PAK probable playing XIs
India probable playing XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul(C), Virat Kohli, SA Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, HH Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, B Kumar, HV Patel, M Shami
Pakistan probable playing XI: Babar Azam(C), SH Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, S Afridi, Shan Masood
India vs Pakistan Win Prediction: India
India vs Pakistan Pitch Report: Pitch at Melbourne cricket ground in known to be a batting paradise. The team that wins toss will most likely opt to bowl first. Spinners have a slight advantage here as the ground have long boundaries on either side of the wicket.
India vs Pakistan weather update: Light rain is expected.