Pakistan is a sports-loving country but cricket fan has gone crazier and excited at the India Pakistan cricket match. The rise in multinational competitions such as the Cricket World Cup, the ICC Twenty20 World Cup, the ICC Champions Trophy, the Australia Asia Cup and the Asia Cup has revealed more regular competitions.
India Pakistan cricket rivalry is one of the worst sports feuds in the world. Tensions between the two countries have led to bitter diplomatic relations and disputes. It began in 1947 between India and Pakistan during the Partition of India, the Pak India War and the Kashmir dispute. This is the basis for the emergence of intense sporting animosity between the two countries over a common cricket heritage. Therefore, the series b/w two countries are known as the India Pakistan cricket war.
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The two sides first played in 1952, when Pakistan visited India. Due to the two major wars of 1965 and 1971 and the Kargil war of 1999 and the Mumbai terror attacks of 2008. No cricket was played between the two countries between 1962–77. Pakistan had visited India in 1979, but due to the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, India’s visit to Pakistan in 1984 was canceled midway.
In the late 1980s and most of the 1990s, India and Pakistan clashed in neutral locations such as Sharjah in the UAE. The series was officially called the “Friendship Cup”. Sharjah, though a neutral venue, was considered “Pakistan’s backyard” due to its close team and extensive co-operation.
When we analyze the highlights of India Pakistan cricket match, the winning percentage of Pakistan is higher than India. Both sides have played a total of 199 matches. Pakistan has won 86 of India’s 70 victories. Pakistan won more matches than India in Test matches and ODIs format, although India has won six of the eight T20 Internationals between.
|Format||Matches Played||Pakistan Won||India Won||Draw/Tie|
India has a better record in ICC tournaments, Pakistan has not won any match in World Cup or T20 World Cup yet.
|Tournament||Matches Played||Pakistan Won||India Won|
|T20 World Cup||5||0||4|
The teams have met fourteen times in the Asia Cup, once a Twenty20 format was used in the competition in 2016. India have won eight of Pakistan’s five victories, with one of no result.
|Tournament||Matches Played||Pakistan Won||India Won||Draw/Tie|
|Asia Cup ODI||13||5||7||1|
|Asia Cup Twenty20||1||0||1||0|
|Asian Test Championship||1||1||0||0|
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Fifteen Test series have been played between the two sides. Each side has won four series, although Pakistan has won more Test matches than India in matches between the two countries.
|Season||Starting Date||Tests||Pakistan Won||India Won||Draw||Winner|
|1952-53||16 October 1952||5||1||2||2||India|
|1954-55||1 January 1955||5||0||0||5||Draw|
|1960-61||2 December 1960||5||0||0||5||Draw|
|1978-79||16 October 1978||3||2||0||1||Pakistan|
|1979-80||21 November 1979||6||0||2||4||India|
|1982-83||10 December 1982||6||3||0||3||Pakistan|
|1983-84||14 September 1983||3||0||0||3||Draw|
|1984-85||17 October 1984||2||0||0||2||Draw|
|1986-87||3 February 1987||5||1||0||4||Pakistan|
|1989-90||15 November 1989||4||0||0||4||Draw|
|1998-99||28 January 1999||2||1||1||0||Draw|
|2003-04||28 March 2004||3||1||2||0||India|
|2004-05||8 March 2005||3||1||1||1||Draw|
|2005-06||13 January 2006||3||1||0||2||Pakistan|
|2007-08||22 November 2007||3||0||1||2||India|
Both sides have played a total of seventeen ODI series. Pakistan has won eleven of the series while India has won five. The two-match series in the UAE ended in a draw, with each team winning one match.
|Starting Date||Matches||Pakistan Won||India Won||Draw||Winner|
|1978-79||1 October 1978||3||2||1||0||Pakistan|
|1982-83||3 December 1982||4||3||1||0||Pakistan|
|1983-84||10 September 1983||2||0||2||0||Draw|
|1984-85||12 October 1984||2||1||0||1||Pakistan|
|1986-87||27 January 1987||6||5||1||0||Pakistan|
|1989-90||16 December 1989||3||2||0||1||Pakistan|
|1996||16 September 1996||5||3||2||0||Pakistan|
|1997||13 September 1997||5||1||4||0||India|
|1997||28 September 1997||3||2||1||0||Pakistan|
|1998||12 September 1998||5||4||1||0||Pakistan|
|2004||13 March 2004||5||2||3||0||India|
|2004||13 November 2004||1||1||0||0||Pakistan|
|2005||2 April 2005||6||4||2||0||Pakistan|
|2005-06||6 February 2006||5||1||4||0||India|
|2005-06||18 April 2006||2||1||1||0||Draw|
|2007-08||5 November 2007||5||2||3||0||India|
|2012-13||30 December 2012||3||2||1||0||Pakistan|
The teams have played only one Twenty20 International series, a two-match series in 2012 that was part of Pakistan’s tour of India. Each team won one match, leaving the series.
|Season||Starting Date||Matches||Pakistan Won||India Won||Draw||Winner|
|2012-13||25 December 2012||2||1||1||0||Draw|
India Pakistan cricket match fight has taken place on several occasions during matches. The players of both the teams face the usual intense pressure to win and they are at risk of extreme reaction to defeat. An extreme fan reaction to the defeat in key matches has been recorded, with a limited amount of bullying. India Pakistan matches also offer opportunities for cricket diplomacy to allow heads of state to exchange visits to improve relations between the two countries.
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India played cricket before the partition of India in 1947. After partition, Pakistan was formed and started playing as an independent nation, having started Test matches during its tour of India in 1952.
Three players played for Pakistan after joining India. They are:
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