In the fourth match of the current ICC T20 World Cup 2023, India will face Pakistan at Newlands in Cape Town on February 12. The biggest battle is poised to continue, this time in South Africa. The team led by Harmanpreet Kaur has a better head-to-head record and will hope to maintain its domination in this World Cup too.
In the World Cup warm-up matches, India has had a mixed bag. Despite a fantastic bowling performance, Australia got the better of them. Still, it was during their encounter against Bangladesh that they came into their own, earning a commanding 52-run win based on a solid batting and bowling effort.
On the other hand, Pakistan, too, will enter the World Cup group stage on the back of some tough cricket, as they earned a six-wicket win over Bangladesh when their batting and bowling were put to the test against South Africa, losing by six wickets, and a very weak batting performance added to the problem.
Smriti Mandhana, India’s vice-captain, has been ruled out of the blockbuster match against Pakistan due to a finger injury. The absence of the southpaw will be an important concern as the Kaur-led team looks to deliver the knockout punch. For Pakistan, Ayesha Naseem’s addition to the team has given it an X-factor. However, much will be determined by Maroof’s start at the top.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs Pakistan, Match 4 – Match Details, Live Streaming, When and Where To Watch
Date: February 12, 2023, 06:30 pm IST
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Live Streaming: The ICC T20 World Cup 2023 will be streamed live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs Pakistan, Match 4 – Key Players
Richa Ghosh: Right after lifting the U-19 World Cup for the country, she and Shafali are expected to bring laurels once more in this T20 World Cup. She has scored 427 runs from her 44 representations in T20 Internationals with an attacking strike rate of more than 130. In the recent warm-up matches, she scored an undefeated 91 runs in just 56 balls with a strike rate of 162.5 against Bangladesh.
Deepti Sharma: The top all-rounder in the Indian squad is a player to watch out for. She has represented India in 87 T20I matches and has scored 914 runs with an average of 26.11, striking at 106.5. In bowling, she has taken 96 wickets with an economy of 6.08. In the last ten matches, she has taken 15 wickets which is a good sign for the Indian squad on the big stage.
Muneeba Ali: She is an opening left-hander who has played 43 international matches in T20s for Pakistan and has scored 541 runs with a strike of 77.5. Her highest score was 43 runs against Australia, and in her last ten matches, she has scored 167 runs with an average of 16.7, striking at 92.26.
Nida Dar: Being the most experienced in her squad and having played 126 T20I matches for Pakistan, she has taken 121 wickets with an economy of 5.42. She has consistently contributed in both departments and scored 1616 runs in 126 T20 international matches. She also has a decent strike rate of more than 100. In her recent performance, she consistently picked up two wickets in almost every match and scored an undefeated 24 against Bangladesh in the warm-up match.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs Pakistan, Match 4 – Head to Head
India and Pakistan have faced each other on 13 occasions in T20Is, with the former winning ten matches while losing just three games against Pakistan.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs Pakistan, Match 4 – Pitch Report and Weather Forecast
The game will take place at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. The pitch here has been designed to aid spinners in the first match between South Africa and Sri Lanka. Spinners abound in India and Pakistan. Anything higher than 130 would be a good total to defend. The team that wins the toss will almost certainly seek to bowl first. Clear skies are anticipated, with temperatures ranging between 18 and 29 degrees Celsius.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs Pakistan, Match 4 – Probable Playing XIs
India Playing XI: Yastika Bhatia, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Devika Vaidhya, Harmanpreet Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh, Renuka Thakur, Radha Yadav, Shika Pandey
Pakistan Playing XI: Muneeba Ali, Sidra Ameen, Bismah Maroof, Nida Dar, Ayesha Naseem, Aliya Riaz, Omaima Sohail, Kainat Imtiaz, Diana Baig, Tuba Hassan, Nashra Sandhu
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs Pakistan, Match 4 – Squads
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Richa Ghosh, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Anjali Sarvani, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey.
Pakistan: Bismah Maroof (c), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Sadaf Shamas, Fatima Sana, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz, Tuba Hassan.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs Pakistan, Match 4 – Dream11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper – Richa Ghosh
Batters – Ayesha Naseem, Jemimah Rodrigues (VC), Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur
All-rounders – Deepti Sharma (C), Nida Dar, Pooja Vastrakar
Bowlers – Fatima Sana, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
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