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India vs Pakistan LIVE: Bitter rivals set for huge Cricket World Cup clash with both in great form – UK start time, squads and how to follow

India take on Pakistan at the 2023 Cricket World Cup this weekend in the latest instalment of one of sports biggest rivalries.

The bitter feud is rooted in geopolitics and stems from the partition of British India into India and Pakistan in the 20th century.

India, led by Rohit Sharma, have dispatched their opening two opponents to start their home World Cup in excellent form

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India, led by Rohit Sharma, have dispatched their opening two opponents to start their home World Cup in excellent form

Since then, there have been several wars and these sides meeting on the cricket field is always a spicy affair.

This time, India are the World Cup hosts, so will be backed by a huge crowd, and they have started brilliantly with two convincing wins over Australia and Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, Pakistan also have two victories, beating the Netherlands and pulling off a record run chase to seal a win over Sri Lanka.

But for one side, their winning run will come to an end here.

India vs Pakistan: Date and how to follow

This Cricket World Cup group stage clash is set to take place on Saturday, October 14.

It will be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and will start at 9:30am UK time.

The stadium holds an incredible 132,000 people, and it’s expected to be full.

It will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket, with their coverage scheduled to get going at 9am.

Sky Go customers can tune in via their mobile devices and laptops.

Alternatively, fans can purchase a one-day NOW TV membership for £11.98 or a monthly one for £34.99 a month.

talkSPORT will have updates throughout. To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Mohammad Rizwan scored an excellent century to help Pakistan chase a record total against Sri Lanka

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Mohammad Rizwan scored an excellent century to help Pakistan chase a record total against Sri Lanka

India vs Pakistan: Team news

The hosts might elect to bring Ravichandran Ashwin back into the team for Shardul Thakur but there won’t be any other changes.

Meanwhile, Fakhar Zaman faces a fight to get back into the Pakistan team.

This is because Abdullah Shafique replaced him during the Sri Lanka game and scored an excellent century on his World Cup debut.

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav.

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim.

India and Pakistan meeting is always a special occasion

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India and Pakistan meeting is always a special occasion

India vs Pakistan: What has been said?

Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has warned India that Pakistan’s Babar Azam will get back to his best.

Azam is his country’s captain and has struggled in the opening exchanges of the World Cup.

However, Watson is confident he will turn it around.

He said: “Look, he’s a class player. Yes, he’s had a bit of a dry spell, five innings of less than 30 runs.

“So it’s the first time he’s done that since 2019. You know that things aren’t going that well, if that happens.

“He’s a world class batter.

“He’s going to be absolutely ready to go against India.”

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