India will face arch-rivals Pakistan for the third time in T20 cricket in less than 3 months. The ICC has scheduled the 2022 T20 World Cup match to take place on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) which has the capacity to hold over 90,000 fans.

An India vs. Pakistan clash is always a huge draw and the MCG is expected to be packed to the rafters for this high-voltage game. India played Pakistan twice in the Asia Cup, won the first game, and lost the second.

The men in blue will be looking for revenge, while Pakistan will be looking to establish back-to-back victories and embarrass India once again.

Our betting experts give you a detailed breakdown of the India vs Pakistan game below.

IND vs PAK Betting Sites

India vs Pakistan T20 Odds 

Team Odds On Parimatch
India 1.51
Pakistan 2.50

Even though Pakistan ended up winning their last T20 match convincingly, Parimatch are backing India to win this game.

Most betting apps have India as the favorites with odds of 1.51 while Pakistan goes in as the underdogs with odds of 2.50. We expect these odds to change as we get closer to game day.

Pakistan will relish the underdog tag as they head into this T20 World Cup match. India are under a lot more pressure as they are expected to win and avenge their defeat to Pakistan at the 2022 Asia Cup.

We are backing India to win this game as they are more suited to the conditions in Australia.

Recommended Betting Tip: India (1.51)

India vs Pakistan T20 Betting Options

Betting sites are expecting a lot of action to come in for the India vs. Pakistan game. The most popular bet will be based on the outright winner.

However, you can also do T20 World Cup betting on a number of side bets which includes who will finish as the top batsman, player of the match, who will finish as the top bowler, and which team will win the toss.

IND vs PAK Top Batsman

Both teams will have to bat well at the MCG as the conditions and pitch will not make it easy for teams to make big scores. A score of 170 at the MCG is a par score and both teams will need to have one or two of their key batsmen play through the innings.

For India: Virat Kohli is back in form and should look to play a long knock while the others bat around him. Captain Rohit Sharma is due for some runs at the top of the order and when he scores, he tends to make big scores.

For Pakistan: Captain Babar Azam is likely to play the anchor role and bat through the innings, piling on the runs. Watch out for Shadab Khan as he has the ability to play the big shots and make quick runs.

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Prediction:  We are going to back Virat Kohli to finish with the highest score.

IND vs PAK Top Bowler

The conditions at the MCG will suit the fast bowlers and that’s why we are picking more fast bowlers than spinners in our list for the top bowler.

For India: Bhuvneshwar Kumar can be a handful when the ball swings and so can Mohammad Shami if he does get into the playing XI.

For Pakistan: Shaheen Shah Afridi is going to be the biggest threat to India as they did not face him in the Asia Cup. We also expect Haris Rauf to cause problems for the Indians

Prediction:  Bhuvneshwar Kumar is definitely a candidate to finish with the most wickets but we are going to back Shaheen Shah Afridi to top the wicket list in this game.

India vs Pakistan Player of the Match

While both teams have strong squads on paper, the individual brilliance of certain players cannot be ignored. Our experts believe that this game will likely be decided by a match-winning performance by one play, likely an all-rounder.

For India: Hardik Pandya is arguably the best all-rounder going around at the moment and his game is ideally suited for the MCG. We are also going to back Virat Kohli to rise to the occasion and showcase once again why he is one of the best batsmen in the world.

For Pakistan: Babar Azam has the most talent amongst the Pakistan batsmen while Shaheen Shah Afridi has the most skill in the bowling department. These are the two key players who can help Pakistan win this game.

Prediction:  We are going to back Hardik Pandya to shine with both the bat and ball in this game and finish with the player of the match award.

T20 World Cup 2022: India vs Pakistan T20 Match Details

India and Pakistan are used to playing their cricket in hot and humid conditions, which are conducive for spin. Both teams are going to be tested as they play at the MCG where the pitch will suit the fast bowlers more than the spinners.

The weather conditions for the game are expected to be good as of now. We expect a full game of cricket to take place under the bright lights of the MCG which should help the ball swing. The team that wins the toss is likely to bat first at the MCG.

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