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Semi final Analysis: India vs Pakistan cricket teams in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup

by on March 26, 2011
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India Vs Pakistan

World Cup win/loss record of India vs Pakistan:

  • Total matches played: 4
  • India cricket team won: 4
  • Pakistan cricket team won: 0

One day international win/loss record of India cricket team against Pakistan:

  • Total matches played: 119
  • India cricket team won: 46
  • Pakistan cricket team won: 69
  • No result: 4

Second semi-final of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will be played between Pakistan and India on March 30, 2011 at Mohali, India. Pakistan cricket team defeated West Indies while India cricket team defeated current champion Australia in the 1st and 2nd Quarter-final respectively. Road to the semi-finals has been steady for both the teams. Here’s the analysis of strengths and weaknesses of both teams.

India’s Batting Strength and Weakness:

India possesses world’s best batting line-up. The top order has performed well in the Group round of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup but there had been middle-order collapses in earlier stages. With the start of knock-out stage, India’s middle-order has realized its responsibility and has done well in the match against Australia. Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh are the leading run scorers in this tournament and performances are expected from trio in the semi-final. India doesn’t have any recognized batsmen after 6th position, so Pakistan will be looking to expose Indian low-order earlier.

India’s Bowling Strength and Weakness:

Though, India doesn’t have the best bowlers in the world but their current bowling line-up is ideal for the sub-continent pitches. They have the much needed variety. They have fast bowlers (right hand/left hand), off-spinners and slow left arm bowlers. Zaheer Khan has been the most successful bowler for India in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup; he has taken 17 wickets in just 7 matches. Yuvraj Singh has also contributed well with 11 crucial wickets.

Pakistan’s Batting Strength and Weakness:

Batting has always been a problem for Pakistan in big matches. Openers have failed many times and then there is sudden collapse of middle order. Till Quarter-finals, Pakistan’s batting has been steady if not the best. There was a problem with openers but they were outstanding in the quarter-final match against West Indies cricket team. Chasing might be a problem for Pakistan but they will manage anything around 250 runs in the semi-finals.

Pakistan’s Bowling Strength and Weakness:

Bowling has been the main strength for Pakistan in this world cup. Shahid Afridi is the leading wicket taker in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup with 21 wickets. They have the best combination; they have Abdur Rehman, Muhammad Hafeez, Shoaib Akhtar, Saeed Ajmal and Umar Gul in their bowling line up who can demolish any strong batting side. Moreover, Pakistan’s bowling has the capability of defending the target and also of restricting the side batting first to a low score. So, they won’t be hesitating in any situation they are put in.

The stage is all set for the match between the biggest rivalries of cricketing world. It will be jam-packed crowd there in Mohali. Pakistan has never won a match against India in the world cup till now, and Pakistan has never lost any match against India in Mohali. Pakistan cricket team will try their level best to stretch the winning streak at Mohali and to improve the world cup record books as well.

Result: India beat Pakistan by 29 runs and qualified for the final.

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12 Responses to “Semi final Analysis: India vs Pakistan cricket teams in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup”
  1. John says:

    Very well said… India has the strongest batting line up write now, they have batting line up all the way up to number 7. It is very true that pakistan has failed to perform against india in world cup but as we all know the popular saying that cricket is by chance. Therefore you never know what will happen.
    here are few factors that i think may be of advantage and disadvantage to both sides.
    1. india has an advantage of playing in front of the home crowd.
    2. India’s batting line up is one of the best in the world at this time.
    3. Pakistan has the best attack balling line up.
    4. India’s has well rounded balling line up they may not be considered as attacking but definitely very competitive.
    5. Pakistan’s batting line up is known to collapse in world cup and that is after Imran Khan.

    In general opinion if INDIA wins the toss they should bat second cuz they can chase the target based on their batting line up, but if i have to decide i would say india should bat first and give pakistan a target of atlas 280+ to secure there win. cuz as i said pakistan is known to collapse under pressure and world cup, india, indian cricket ground, chasing score and score of 280 will create enough pressure that pakistani team will collapse my guess under 200 runs.

    now on the other hand if pakistan wins the toss they should bat first set up a target of somewhere around 250+ and defend it with there balling line up. That will secure there chances of winning the game. Reason India, Mohali, world Cup and that pakistan has proven to perform well in defending the score specially in world cup.

    At the end i believe it will be a great game and the world will be watching. May the best and lucky team win and remember records are meant to be broken, meaning pakistan can beat india in world cup and break the bad streak and on the other hand india can win the game against pakistan in mohali where they never won against pakistan.

    John

  2. Nadir Shah says:

    You are very right. But i think Pakistan will win because of good bowling attack.

  3. Asslamualaikum !!!!!

    Inshaallah pakistan ki semi final me jeet hogi !!!!!!!

    plz! shahid bhai! puri team her baat se pahle Insha allah aur khatem per Alhmdulillahaur ground me jane se pahle do rkaat slatul hajet nmaaz prke Allah se dua kr ke jan ko apna mamul bnalen. wslaam. Ahmad m. london

  4. Sandeep Bhattacharya Kondagaon C.G. says:

    India has goes to must be win in the semi final becoz sachin sahwag yuvi & kohli has wash all pak bowler’s & jaheer,bhajji & yuvi has destroy all pak batsman. So cheer up guy’s after all father is father yar.

  5. Ammarr says:

    One hell of a match! Good analysis! Unbiased!

  6. RAJA ATHER says:

    i totally disagree…i mean when india n pak r playing…pak can even chase 350..as they v chased over 325 against india at mohali…if india has a batting line of 7 ..pak has of 8..bowlers r the main key..i can tell u that if afridi clicks …whole of the indian team is gonna be doomed…he can single handedly take the match from them…n INSHA ALLAH…he ll strike tomorrow…go n watch it…

  7. ashish says:

    look all pakistani plz dont switch on your telivision good for u u cant see the shame ful loose better luck in 2099 world cup

  8. Hooriyaa says:

    Inshallah pakistan will win and mr sandeep bhattacharya india will lose inshallah tallah sehwag,dhoni,yuvraaj,sachin tendulkar, harbhajan singh etc… These wont stand against Shahid afrridi, umar gul, hafeez, shoaib akhtar, saeed ajmal, abdur rehman ect… In london every1 duas will be qabool pakistan ki jeet hogi. You have full right for your opinion bt dont say anythin bad bout our team players.

  9. MAQSOOD AHMED says:

    i hope fully inshallah tomorrow our pakistani team will win the match inshallah .And God belles on our team and us.

  10. Jagdish says:

    If INDIA win toss, Batting First and set Target 280+ with our batting line up.If we loose toss or Batting second Restrict PAK to 250 with tight balling what has been done against AUS.
    Winning no problem

  11. Guru says:

    Dear friends the fact is the winning will be the struggler and hard player who played.You peoples rather don’t bring saying isha allaha that pakistan should win.That too Isha allaha will support only the best and hard working team.

    So dont drag the god name for the silly things like cricket matches because he as many more to do and to see.

    Allaha wont support only muslims, he will support the person whoever does thing in right way .Thats what even Quaran says my dear muslim brothers.

  12. shabeer says:

    afridi is a bad player he is a cruel man

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