Virat Kohli vs Babar Azam in focus as we look at the complete squad and players list for India and Pakistan for the Cricket World Cup 2023.
The Mother of all cricket events, India vs Pakistan awaits us as both teams lock horns at the Narendra Modi stadium of Ahmedabad on October 14, 2023. It is going to be epic as the teams face each other for the eighth time in the Cricket World Cup history. Historically, India have had an upper hand having not lost a single match to Pakistan.
Both teams are filled with explosive players who can turn the match on their own. But who are the 2023 players that are representing both teams in this edition of the World Cup? Well, let’s look at the official squad and players list for India vs Pakistan at the Cricket World Cup 2023.
Cricket World Cup 2023 – India vs Pakistan Official Players List
India Batters: Rohit Sharma (c), Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav & Virat Kohli
Pakistan Batters: Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq & Saud Shakeel
If we talk about the primary batters for India and Pakistan, there’s Captain Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, and Virat Kohli for Team India. Whereas for Pakistan, there’s Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, and Saud Shakeel.
India WKs: Ishan Kishan & KL Rahul
Pakistan WKs: Mohammad Rizwan
Coming to wicket-keepers, India have two options in the form of KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan. While KL Rahul bats right-handed, Ishan Kishan bats left-handed. In comparison, there’s only Mohammad Rizwan as the primary wicket-keeper for Pakistan.
India All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin & Ravindra Jadeja
Pakistan All-rounders: Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Salman Ali Agha & Shadab Khan
Coming to All-rounders, India have a fantastic trio in the form of Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravindra Jadeja. While Hardik is a pace all-rounder, Jadeja and Ashwin are spin all-rounders. For Pakistan, there’s Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Salman Ali Agha & Shadab Khan. Of the five, only Wasim Jr. is a pace all-rounder.
India Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj & Shardul Thakur
Pakistan Bowlers: Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi & Usama Mir
For the primary bowling unit, Team India are stacked up with Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Shardul Thakur. Of the five names, only Kuldeep Yadav bowls spin. Whereas for Pakistan, we have Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, and Usama Mir. Of the four names, only Usama Mir bowls spin.
Cricket World Cup 2023 – India vs Pakistan Best Playing 11
Team India’s Predicted Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah & Mohammed Siraj.
Pakistan’s Predicted Playing 11
Imam-ul-Haq, Abdulla Shafique, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf & Hasan Ali
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