Tip India - Pakistan
This is one of the most anticipated matches in the ICC World Cup. The match may be being held in England but there will be a massive turn-out by Indian and Pakistani fans for this game. India have only played two games so far in the round-robin stage of the tournament but both have ended in victory. They have beaten both South Africa and Australia and a top-four place to qualify for the semi-finals is looking extremely likely. Their wins have illustrated the strength of their squad with Rohit in top form scoring 179 runs in two innings. Dhawan, Kohli and Dhoni are all in good form and on the bowling front, Chalal, Kumar and Bumrah have 16 wickets between them.
Pakistan saw their World Cup campaign get off to a terrible start as they were bowled out for 105 by the West Indies and the game was all over before 2pm. They bounced back well though with an upset win over favourites England with each of the top five getting into the 30s as they piled up 348 in 50 overs against the hosts. England got close with a total of 334 and India are likely to do well against the Pakistani bowling attack. India's pace attack may cause problems for the Pakistani top order and a win for India is the tip for this match.
Key points India - Pakistan
India have shown top form in their two games to date.
India's batsmen are in good form, particularly Rohit who has 179 runs from his two innings.
Pakistan struggled against the pace attack of the West Indies and may again struggle against India's bowling attack.
Conclusion India - Pakistan
India are in top form and will pose a major threat to all the countries in this tournament. Their batting and bowling line-ups have shown good form and they will cause plenty of problems for the Pakistani team. Their opponents need a win in this match after a win, defeat and a no-result. They lack consistency though and the tip here is for India to get the win and maintain their 100% record.
India Pakistan Prediction published on June 13, 2019