India vs Pakistan head-to-head at the ODI world cup is a legacy that continues to create uproars. Yes, whenever India vs Pakistan have met each other they have only generated a lot of eyeballs and especially at the World Cup.
Till 2021, India had won all the World Cup matches against Pakistan so much so that there was a television campaign called “mauka mauka” which meant opportunity.
However, the record stayed intact until Babar Azam and his men beat India in the opening fixture of the 2021 T20 World Cup, played in UAE. One can argue that the record is still unbreachable since it wasn’t an ODI match.
For fans and for those who are involved in Online Cricket Betting, this match between India and Pakistan will be a treat. Prep yourself, by revisiting the past encounters.
History of India vs Pakistan Clash At ODI World Cups
India and Pakistan clashes are called Mother of All Clashes. The reason is the political history these two teams share.
In 1947, the British left India but the seed of partition was already sowed. As the British left, India got its freedom with Pakistan becoming a separate nation.
Both nations share a bloody history and a lot of emotions are attached especially after whatever transpired in the aftermath of the partition.
Eventually, the rivalry showed on the field as these teams wanted to go one-up against each other.
And nothing is it closer to the truth in ODI World Cups where Pakistan has never beaten India.
These teams played each other for the first time in 1992. Since then, seven matches have taken place and India has kept the record intact.
India vs Pakistan Head-to-Head At ODI World Cup
These teams have played seven matches which India has won on all occasions.
However, India lost the 2021 T20 World Cup match against Pakistan as they beat Virat Kohli and his side by ten wickets.
So, it can be clearly seen which team has won over the years!
Analysis of India vs Pakistan Head-to-Head At ODI World Cup Encounters
We have seen the number of matches, but let’s use this opportunity to look at each match separately. We will begin with 1992.
1992 World Cup:
On March 4, 1992, at Sydney Cricket Ground these two arch-rivals met for the first time.
India had batted first and riding on Sachin Tendulkar’s 54 runs managed to post an average total of 216.
However, the pitch was conducive to bowling and it showed as Indian bowlers came out to bowl.
Kapil Dev, Manoj Prabhakar, and Javagal Srinath–each picked a couple of wickets as Pakistan were all out for 173.
1996 World Cup:
On March 6, 1996, India and Pakistan squared off for the second time in the ODI World Cup.
This time the pitch was different. But India kept the winning streak.
Riding on a brilliant finish from Ajay Jadeja, India set a stiff target of 288.
In reply, Pakistan was restricted to 248/9 as Venkatesh Prasad and Anil Kumble picked up 3 wickets each.
1999 World Cup:
Three years later, India and Pakistan were back at each other this time at seaming conditions in England.
India had posted a respectable total of 227/6 riding in the fifties from Rahul Dravid and Mohammed Azharuddin.
In reply, the Indian bowlers were too good as Pakistan’s batting faltered. They eventually folded up for 180, losing the match by 47 runs.
2003 World Cup:
India made it 4-0 under Sourav Ganguly in South Africa.
Pakistan had batted first and riding on Saeed Anwar’s century, had posted a respectable total of 273.
In reply, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar smashed a classy 98, missing the ton by just two runs.
However, India managed to win the match by 6 wickets.
2011 World Cup:
Meanwhile, in the next eight years, they teams never met again. In 2011 in the World Cup semi-final, they were once again up against each other at PCA Stadium in Mohali.
India had won the toss and batted first and despite a fifer from Wahab Riaz, Dhoni and his team posted a total of 260 runs.
In reply, Pakistan failed to chase down the target thanks to a collective bowling effort from the Indian bowlers.
2015 World Cup:
India then made it 6-0 as they beat their arch-rivals in the opening encounter of their Cup campaign.
India had batted first and riding on Virat Kohli’s century, they had posted a stiff total of 300/7 in the allotted 20 overs.
In reply, Pakistan was never really in the game. Mohammed Shami picked up four wickets even as Misbah Ul Haq remained the last man standing.
Pakistan lost their sixth match to India in the ODI World Cup.
2019 World Cup:
The latest match between these two teams happened in the ODI world cup 2019.
And even there, Rohit Sharma’s India triumphed.
Captain Rohit Sharma led from the front as India posted a massive 336/5 on board. In reply, Pakistan lost their top batter Babar Azam as they were restricted to 212/6.
India vs Pakistan Encounter Coming Soon In 2023
Yes, you heard that right! India vs Pakistan will once again be up against each other this time at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 14, 2023.
Can Pakistan for once win a match against India at the ODI World Cup? The numbers are stacked against them, however, you do have to understand that Pakistan have overpowered India in the 2021 T20 World Cup and have also played much better in ICC Champions Trophies against India.
Who will win? India or Pakistan
As mentioned above, India has single-handedly dominated Pakistan in ODI World Cup history. Perhaps that was the reason an advert campaign was devised by the host broadcasters during the 2015 edition.
But let’s not forget that cricket is a game of large uncertainties and Pakistan can very well turn on the tables if their top batters fire on a given day.
Both teams have the best opening pair, strong bowling line up and tight death bowling. However, India has an edge in the fielding department and lacks a pace attack, which is stronger for Pakistan.
The only determining factor is the middle-overs. Whoever capitalizes the middle-overs will win this game. Stay tuned for more updates!