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In India vs Pakistan World Cup matches, the luck of toss favours India

India vs Pakistan in ICC Cricket World Cup will be held at Old Trafford on Sunday. India has never lost a World Cup game to Pakistan, maintaining a clean record of 6-0.

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India vs Pakistan, the marquee clash of the ICC Cricket World Cup will be held at Old Trafford Sunday.

India versus Pakistan is the most watched tie of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup gives a chance for the treasured rivalry to resume and this time the stage will be Old Trafford.

India has never lost a World Cup game to Pakistan, maintaining a clean record of 6-0, which is quite an impressive streak. All the six games played in World Cups had a similar pattern, where every time the team winning the toss batted first.

India has also won five of those tosses and of course, all six games. It was only in Centurion (2003) that India chased after losing the toss. On each occasion, India elected to bat first and then went on to win.

YEAR   VENUE         TOSS      RESULT

1992   Sydney            IND       INDIA WIN

1996   Bangalore       IND       INDIA WIN

1999   Manchester    IND       INDIA WIN

2003   Centurion       PAK       INDIA WIN

2011   Mohali            IND       INDIA WIN

2015   Adelaide         IND       INDIA WIN

Venue: Incidentally, the pitch at the Old Trafford stadium at Manchester has been favourable to bowlers. The bowling average at this ground is a shade above 27 and with the game starting at 10:30 am, and the weather still a bit cold. The wickets at Manchester will offer a fair bit of zing to the bowlers before it settles down.

Further, teams that have chased on this ground have won succeeded on 27 occasions while the team batting first has won on 18 occasions. So, batting second is an advantage. Since 2018, India have chased down totals 16 times out of 22 matches. So if India wins the toss, don’t be surprised if they bowl first.

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