IND vs PAK: Head to head records in ICC Cricket World Cup
IND vs PAK ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 clash to take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on 14th October.
It’s that time again when two greatest rivals of cricket, India and Pakistan are set to lock horns for the eighth time in the ICC Cricket World Cup. Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, is the host of this incredible clash that will take place on 14th of October. This clash is more than just a match, it’s an event that transcends sport, carrying the weight of history and the dreams of millions.
India-Pakistan rivalry is one of the most thrilling and passionately followed encounters in cricket. The anticipation leading up to this face-off is palpable, with supporters on both sides eagerly awaiting for the match. Both teams are coming back of two consecutive victories in the tournament, and are in good form.
Head to head record in World Cup: India (7) – Pakistan (0)
India and Pakistan have faced each other seven times in the ICC Cricket World Cup, with India emerging victorious in every encounter. The journey began in the 1992 World Cup when India secured a 43-run win in Sydney, with Sachin Tendulkar claiming the man of the match award with his score of 54.
In 1996 World Cup, during the quarter-finals, India emerged victorious again, this time by 39 runs, with Navjot Singh Sidhu and Venkatesh Prasad being the star performers. The 1999 World Cup saw India over-power Pakistan by 47 runs in Manchester, with Venkatesh Prasad’s five-wicket haul.
In 2003 World Cup, India chased down a target of 273, winning by six wickets with help of Sachin Tendulkar’s man of the match performance scoring 98 runs. Both the teams couldn’t face-off in the 2007 World Cup but met again in the semi-finals of the 2011 World Cup in Mohali, where India won by 29 runs, with Sachin Tendulkar securing his third man of the match award against Pakistan in World Cup.
In 2015, India clinched a 76-run victory, with Virat Kohli scoring a century. Their last World Cup encounter in 2019 saw India winning once more by 89 runs, with Rohit Sharma’s spectacular 140 against the arch-rivals taking India to victory.
Most runs for India in IND vs PAK ICC Cricket World Cup matches
In India-Pakistan clashes at the ICC Cricket World Cup, a few Indian batsmen have stood out with their remarkable performances. Leading the charge is Sachin Tendulkar, who played in five World Cup matches against Pakistan between 1992 and 2011. During these matches, Tendulkar scored a total of 313 runs at an impressive average of 78.25, with the highest score of 98.
Virat Kohli, India’s modern-day great, played three World Cup games against Pakistan from 2011 to 2019. Kohli scored a total of 193 runs at an outstanding average of 64.33, registering a century in the 2015 edition, with a high score of 107.
Rohit Sharma, in his two World Cup meetings with Pakistan (2015–2019), showcased his class by scoring 155 runs, including a memorable century with a highest score of 140 in 2019. He has an exceptional average of 77.50.
Other notable Indian batsmen who made their mark against Pakistan in World Cup history include Mohammad Azharuddin and Suresh Raina. Azharuddin accumulated 118 runs in three matches, while Raina scored 110 runs in two encounters.
Most runs by Indian batsmen against Pakistan in World Cup:
1. Sachin Tendulkar – 313 Runs
2. Virat Kohli – 193 Runs
3. Rohit Sharma – 155 Runs
4. Mohammad Azharuddin – 118 Runs
5. Suresh Raina- 110 Runs
Most runs for Pakistan in IND vs PAK ICC Cricket World Cup matches
In the intense encounters between Pakistan and India in the ICC Cricket World Cup, several Pakistani batsmen have also had great batting performances. Saeed Anwar, who played three World Cup matches against India from 1996 to 2003, is the stand-out performer. He scored a total of 185 runs at a stellar average of 61.66, registering a century in 2003 edition and with a highest score of 101.
Misbah-ul-Haq, a resilient middle-order batsman, participated in two World Cup clashes against India from 2011 to 2015. He contributed 132 runs at a remarkable average of 66.00, and his highest score against India was 76. Aamer Sohail, in his two World Cup encounters with India between 1992 and 1996, scored 117 runs at an impressive average of 58.50. His highest score against India was 62.
Javed Miandad, one of Pakistan’s cricketing legends, played two matches against India in the World Cup between 1992 and 1996, contributing 78 runs. Fakhar Zaman, the explosive opener, has only played one World Cup match against India in 2019, scoring 62 runs.
Most runs by Pakistan batsmen against India in World Cup:
1. Saeed Anwar – 185 Runs
2. Misbah-ul-Haq – 132 Runs
3. Aamer Sohail – 117 Runs
4. Javed Miandad – 78 Runs
5. Fakhar Zaman- 62 Runs
Most wickets for India in IND vs PAK ICC Cricket World Cup matches
In the ICC Cricket World Cup clashes between India and Pakistan, several Indian bowlers have left an indelible mark with stand-out performances. Among them, Venkatesh Prasad stands out, having played two matches between 1996 and 1999, where he claimed 8 wickets for 72 runs, including a remarkable 5/27 performance in 1999. Venkatesh Prasad had a fiery chat on field with Pakistan batsmen Amir Sohail who had hit him for a boundary and in the very next delivery he got Amir’s wicket which will be remembered by every fan. He went on to pick five wickets in 1999 World Cup against Pakistan in Manchester.
Javagal Srinath, a stalwart for India, participated in four World Cup games spanning from 1992 to 2003, taking seven wickets for 176 runs, with a best figure of 3/37. Anil Kumble, the legendary leg spinner, featured in three matches from 1996 to 2003, contributing five wickets for 142 runs, his best being 3/48.
Zaheer Khan, bowled in two games from 2003 to 2011, securing four wickets for 104 runs, with the best figures of 2/46. In the 2015 World Cup, Mohammed Shami made a significant impact in a single match, taking 4 wickets for just 35 runs, with the best figures of 4/35.
Most wickets by Indian bowlers against Pakistan in World Cup:
1. Venkatesh Prasad – 8 Wickets
2. Javagal Srinath -7 Wickets
3. Anil Kumble – 5 Wickets
4. Zaheer Khan – 4 Wickets
5. Mohammed Shami – 4 Wickets
Most wickets for Pakistan in IND vs PAK ICC Cricket World Cup matches
In the high-stakes encounters between Pakistan and India in the World Cup, several Pakistani bowlers have also left an indelible mark. Wahab Riaz, playing three World Cup matches for Pakistan against India from 2011 to 2019, displayed his skills by taking 7 wickets in 3 matches, with an impressive best of 5/46 and an average of 23.71. Mushtaq Ahmed, who donned green jersey in two World Cups (1992 to1996), managed to secure 5 wickets in 2 matches, with a best bowling figure of 3/59 and an average of 23.00.
Sohail Khan, in his maiden World Cup appearance in 2015, was nothing short of remarkable, claiming 5 wickets in just 10 overs with an exceptional best of 5/55 and an average of 11.00. Waqar Younis, who played for Pakistan in three World Cups (1996 to 2003), secured 4 wickets in 2 matches, with average of 34.50. Aaqib Javed, in his two World Cup matches between 1992 and 1996, contributed three wickets and an average of 31.66.
Most wickets by Pakistan bowlers against India in World Cup:
1. Wahab Riaz – 7 Wickets
2. Mushtaq Ahmed -5 Wickets
3. Sohail Khan – 5 Wickets
4. Waqar Younis- 4 Wickets
5. Aaqib Javed – 3 Wickets
India and Pakistan to meet each other eighth time in ICC Cricket World Cup:
The upcoming 8th encounter of the ICC Cricket World Cup between India and Pakistan, to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, promises to be an epic clash. Both teams are in great touch, striking the perfect balance between youth and experience, with several key players back to their regular form.
India will enter as the favorites, not only because they’re the hosts but also due to their impressive record against Pakistan in World Cup contests. The excitement among fans is very high as they are eagerly awaiting this contest, and the atmosphere in the stadium is expected to be electric.