IND vs PAK World Cup 2023: In a highly anticipated clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to kick off the game with some aggressive bowling.
This strategic move raised eyebrows among cricket enthusiasts, as historical statistics suggest that batting first has been favorable on this ground.
Analyzing the previous five matches played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, it becomes evident that teams batting first secured victories in three of those games.
The pitch conditions, which appear to be stable, favor the decision to bowl first in the hope of capitalizing on any early moisture and the significant role dew might play later in the evening.
However, the statistics show that out of 29 ODIs played at this venue, teams choosing to bat first won 16 matches, while those chasing a target emerged victorious in 13 games.
The average first-innings score here is 237 runs, and in the second innings, it's 206 runs. The highest total ever scored at the Narendra Modi Stadium is 365 runs.
In addition to these statistics, in World Cup encounters between India and Pakistan, the team batting first has won six out of the last six matches. titles for this in english
The Indian Playing XI includes Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (Wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Siraj.
Pakistan's Playing XI comprises Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(Captain), Mohammad Rizwan(Wicket-keeper), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, and Haris Rauf.