India’s opening match against arch rival Pakistan was a non-starter with merely 42 runs in 10 over to Mohammad Khan and Sohail Khan’s bowling at Adelaide Oval in Australia on Sunday.
Earlier, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in their World Cup opener.
In all their previous World Cup meetings, defending champions India have never lost to Pakistan and the pressure is mounting on Dhone men.
The mood in the stadium is upbeat with beats of drums or dholas constantly ringing with shouts of India, India, India mounting the air.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami
Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain), Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Irfan.
The cricket ICC World Cup opening match between India and Pakistan will be shown live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD 1, while the live-streaming will be available on Starsports.com for those on the go. Even Doordarshan is showing it live on its Sports channel, thanks to the Supreme Court.
Pakistan viewers can watch the game on PTV and Ten Sports, and for online live streaming, they can access PTV Live and Ten Sports Live. Those in the UK can see it live on Sky Sports 2 which has been telecasting as Sky Sports World Cup. For live streaming, they can access Sky Go.