India vs Pakistan Head to Head: The 2023 ODI World Cup is around the corner and the fans are thrilled for the biggest cricketing event of the year. The tournament will kick start on October 5th with an opening match between England and New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
However, the fans are more excited for the much anticipated match of the tournament, the clash between the arch rivals, India and Pakistan. Both nations are set to take on each other for the eighth time in an ODI World Cup event. The much awaited clash of tournament will take place on 14th October at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Previously, India and Pakistan have met each other seven times in the World Cup and the Indian team came out victorious in all seven occasions. The first World Cup encounter between them took place in Sydney during the 1992 World Cup, where India defeated Pakistan by 43 runs. Since then, India always had a upper hand against Pakistan in the ODI World Cup and are yet to lose a match against them.
The India-Pakistan encounter is always a high-octane clash and fans celebrate it as a national event across both countries. Now the excitement is at its peak as Pakistan have visited India after seven years and both teams will lock horns at the World biggest stadium (in terms of capacity).
Notably, both teams have already met twice in the previous month during the 2023 Asia Cup. The first match washed out due to rain after India’s innings. While both teams met again on September 10th for the Super 4 fixture, where India registered a massive 228-run victory, powered by the centuries by Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, and a five-wicket haul by Kuldeep Yadav.
Now India will be eying another win against arch rival in the major upcoming tournament and maintain winning streak against Pakistan in ODI World Cup. Meanwhile, Pakistan will be looking to turn the tables this time and defeat India in front of their home crowd.
IND vs PAK Head to Head
As we all know, that India and Pakistan don’t meet in bilateral series since 2012 due to political tensions. So they are always scheduled to play against each other during multinational tournaments like the Asia Cup or World Cup.
Let’s have a look at India vs Pakistan Head to Head records in different formats:
IND vs PAK Head-to-Head in ODI World Cup
India and Pakistan have met other seven times in the history of ODI World Cup and India come out victorious in all seven occasions. Their first World Cup encounter took in 1992 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. India won that match by 43 runs and Sachin Tendulkar was awarded Player of the Match for his unbeaten half-century. Meanwhile, they last met in a ODI World Cup in 2019 at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in England. Indian won that rain-affected encounter by 89 runs as per the DLS method and Rohit Sharma was adjudged Player of the match for his 140-run knock.
Let’s have a look at the overall Head-to-Head record between India and Pakistan in the history of ODI World Cup
|First Played||4 Mar 1992|
|Last Played||16 Jun 2019|
IND vs PAK Head-to-Head in T20 World Cup
Both India and Pakistan have faced each other seven times in the T20 World Cup, where India have won four times, while Pakistan come out victorious in one occasion and one game has been ended in a tie. The first encounter between India and Pakistan in T20Is took place during the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in South Africa, 2007. Batting first in Durban, India posted 141 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. In reply Pakistan could also score 141 runs losing 7 wickets and the match was tied. However, India were declared winners after winning the bowl out contest and were awarded two points. Later, in the final of that tournament in Johannesburg, India defeated Pakistan by 5 runs and emerged as the first-ever champions of the World T20. Since then, India had an upper hand against Pakistan in T20 World Cup until 2021, when Pakistan defeated India for the first in the history of the tournament in Dubai by 10 wickets. Both Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan led Pakistan to a historic win and broke the streak of losing against India in the World Cup. However, in the next edition of the tournament in 2022. India again emerged as the winners in a high pressure match against Pakistan cricket team at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where Virat Kohli was adjudged Player of the match for his unbeaten knock of 82 runs off 53 balls that took the match away from Pakistan.
|First Played||14th September 2007|
|Last Played||23 Oct 2022|
IND vs PAK Head-to-Head in T20I
|First Played||14th September 2007.|
|Last Played||4th September 2022.|
IND vs PAK Head-to-Head in ODI
|First Played||1st October 1978|
|Last Played||11th September 2023|
IND vs PAK Head-to-Head in Test
|First Played||16th October 1952|
|Last Played||8th December 2007|