After a couple exciting and downpour truncated games in the 2019 World Cup, it’s the ideal opportunity for the marquee conflict among India and Pakistan on May 16 at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester. The Men in Blue have an unbeaten record against their opponent, having won all their six experiences. Virat Kohli and Co. are likewise unbeaten in the mega event after defeating South Africa and Australia.
Pakistan, then again, moved over hosts England but slumped to defeat versus the Windies and the Aussies. Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men are grieving in the eighth position of the table. Pakistan likewise hasn’t had the best of times against their most outstanding adversaries as of late. A year ago, in the midst of all the hype and excitement, India turned over the Men in Green in a couple of drab affairs in the Asia Cup in the UAE.
The climate isn’t expected to be a decent one for playing cricket either. There is an opportunity of serious downpour with the power continuing as before for the duration of the day. The mists will make the atmosphere gloomy and the sun won’t advance whenever. The temperature will be in the 14 degrees Celsius and 17 degrees Celsius. The humidity won’t be a matter of concern in the cold weather.
Out of 45 ODIs at the Old Trafford in Manchester, just 18 went for the team batting first. In the last five List A games, the average score was 260. The track has been a bit conflicting. By the by, teams ought to select to handle first subsequent to winning the hurl, remembering the unfavorable climate conditions.
India is probably going to rope in both of Dinesh Karthik or Vijay Shankar instead of the harmed Shikhar Dhawan. Both Karthik and Shankar didn’t have the best of times in the warm-up matches and they’ll be hoping to present appropriate reparations.In Dhawan’s absence, KL Rahul should open the batting with Rohit Sharma. Rahul must be high on confidence after his ton against Bangladesh in the second warm-up in Cardiff.
The swashbuckling Hardik Pandya can be advanced up the request if India gets off to a flying begin one more time. An in-structure MS Dhoni can tear any bowling apart, when in full flow. Kedar Jadhav’s role in the middle will also be crucial. In the bowling department, both Bhuveshwar and Bumrah are amongst the wickets. Chahal has been decent enough. Kuldeep Yadav needs to be a bit more consistent.
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Dinesh Karthik/Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Pakistan is destined to begin the leg-spinner, Shadab Khan. All things considered, the hatchet may descend on speedster Shaheen Afridi. Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq have appeared of splendor, however the couple needs to change over their begins. A great deal would likewise rely upon how Babar Azam weaves his enchantment. Mohammad Hafeez is gradually yet most likely recovering his touch.
Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali’s form is additionally a matter of concern. In the bowling division, Hasan Ali has blown hot and cold, having grabbed just a single wicket in three games. Mohammad Amir, the leading wicket-taker of the World Cup, is expected to enact a very important role for Sarfaraz & Co. The experienced Wahab Riaz has been a touch expensive but has bowled with heart and venom.
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir.
Probable Top Performer
Rohit Sharma – India| Fakhar Zaman – Pakistan
TV – Star Sports
Match Timings – 15:00 IST; 10:30 local
The prediction is for India to win the match.