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27-Jun-2023 15:30:00 GMT
2023 ICC World Cup

Ahmedabad to host India-Pakistan fixture, World Cup final

Mumbai: The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 will witness yet another highly anticipated clash when India take on Pakistan in October.

The much-awaited encounter will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday October 15 and will be the eighth meeting between the two sides at a men’s World Cup.

India and Pakistan have faced each other seven times previously – in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2015 and 2019.

The only time they didn’t meet since that first match in 1992 was in 2007, which was a disastrous campaign for both teams as they crashed out of the tournament in the opening round.

India have won all of the previous seven encounters, a record they extended to the T20 World Cups as well until recently.

That streak was broken in 2021, only for India to reclaim bragging rights with a memorable victory in the 2022 edition with a dramatic chase at the MCG on the back of an unforgettable knock from Virat Kohli.

With the jinx now broken in the T20 World Cup, Pakistan will be looking to emulate the same in the 50-over format come October 15.

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