India and Pakistan are one of the biggest rivals in cricket just like the Ashes. The contest is often termed as El Clasico of cricket. The two teams share a rich history with all three limited-overs ICC trophies, including the ODI Cricket World Cup, Champions Trophy, and the T20 World Cup - to their names.
India vs Pakistan Head-to-Head - ODI Cricket World Cup
|Team 1||Team 2||Venue||Winner||Date|
|India||Pakistan||Sydney||India by 43 runs||March 4, 1992|
|India||Pakistan||Bengaluru||India by 39 runs||March 9, 1996|
|India||Pakistan||Manchester||India by 47 runs||June 8, 1999|
|India||Pakistan||Centurion||India by 6 wickets||March 1, 2003|
|India||Pakistan||Mohali||India by 29 runs||March 30, 2011|
|India||Pakistan||Adelaide||India by 76 runs||Feb 15, 2015|
|India||Pakistan||Manchester||India by 89 runs via DLS method||June 16, 2019|
When India and Pakistan face off in the ODI World Cup, it’s nothing less than a blockbuster movie. Fans at large numbers are quite passionate and stay glued to their TV or mobile during the mouth-watering battles.
In the ODI World Cup, the two teams first locked horns in the 1992 Benson & Hedges World Cup. Batting first, India scored 216/7 in 49 overs, courtesy of Sachin Tendulkar’s unbeaten 54 and Ajay Jadeja’s 46. In response, Pakistan were bundled out for 173 in 48.1 overs despite a valiant effort from Aamir Sohail (62) and Javed Miandad (40). The Men in Green, though, went on to win their first-ever title.
The two teams last locked horns during the 2019 World Cup in England. A clinical batting performance from Rohit Sharma (140 off 113) helped India post 336/5 in their allotted 50 overs. In response, Pakistan managed just 212/6 in 40 overs (reduced due to rain). Team India won the game by 89 runs via the DLS method.
India have a 100 percent win record against Pakistan in the ODI Cricket World Cup. They have won all seven games against the Men in Green. The Men in Blue also have more titles against Pakistan. India won the titles in 1983 and 2011 under Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni, respectively.
Dev led India to their first-ever title by defeating two-time champion West Indies by 43 runs in the final at the Lord’s in London. Dhoni, on the other hand, guided the Men in Blue to a six-wicket win versus Sri Lanka in the final at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. On the other hand, Imran Khan led Pakistan to their only World Cup title in Melbourne in 1992. They beat England by 22 runs in the final.
In the 2023 ODI World Cup, the two teams will play each other in a high-voltage game at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 14. While India will look to register their eighth win in the tournament, Pakistan will be looking to change the trend.
India’s highest total against Pakistan in ODI World Cups: 336/5 in 2019
India’s lowest total against Pakistan in ODI World Cups: 216 in 1992
Pakistan’s highest total against India in ODI World Cups: 273 in 1996
Pakistan’s lowest total against India in ODI World Cups: 173 in 1992
Highest Individual score by India: Rohit Sharma (140 off 113 in 2019 World Cup)
Highest Individual score by Pakistan: Saeed Anwar (101 off 126 in 2003 World Cup)
Best bowling figures by India: Mohammed Shami 4/35 in 2015 World Cup
Best bowling figures by Pakistan: 5/46 in 2011 World Cup
Overall, Pakistan hold an edge against India in the 50-over format, having won 73 ODIs than India (55 wins). Meanwhile, eight games didn’t yield a result.
The Men in Green, though, have lost the last three ODIs in a row against India. Their last win against the Men in Blue came in the 2017 Champions Trophy when they won 180 runs under Mohammad Sarfaraz’s captaincy. In the last five games, India have won four games as compared to Pakistan’s solitary win.
Among the current crop of cricketers, Rohit Sharma has scored the highest runs against Pakistan with 731 runs in 17 ODIs, including two tons and six half-centuries. Sachin Tendulkar leads the overall list with 2626 runs in 69 games.
For Pakistan, Inzamam-ul-Haq is the all-time leading run-scorer against India in the 50-over format, having amassed 2403 runs in 67 matches.
Among active players, Fakhar Zaman has the most runs against India in ODIs, with 207 runs in five games, including a ton.
In the bowling unit, Wasim Akram leads the chart with 60 scalps in 48 ODIs, while Anil Kumble has the highest wickets among Indian players, with 54 wickets in 34 games.
Among current players, Ravindra Jadeja has taken 10 dismissals in as many ODIs against Pakistan, while Shaheen Afridi has picked up four wickets in two games.