NEW DELHI: In their attempt to bring a third ODI World Cup trophy home, India’s next challenger in the round-robin phase of the ongoing edition will be neighbours Pakistan, who are looking to emulate the feat of Imran Khan’s 1992 World Cup-winning team.
The archrivals have gotten off to identical dominating starts in this tournament. Hosts India rallied to beat the most successful World Cup team Australia before decimating Afghanistan, while Pakistan thrashed Netherlands and then followed it up by a heroic 300-plus run-chase to go past Sri Lanka.

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Looking at India and Pakistan’s overall World Cup record, two-time winners India enjoy a slightly better run than their archrivals as the two teams meet for the eighth time in an ODI World Cup on Saturday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
India and Pakistan in ODI World Cups:

PLAYED 86 81
WON 55 47
LOST 29 32
TIED 1 0
NR 1 2
WIN % 65.29 59.49

Australia have won the ODI World Cup five times, which is the most by any team. West Indies and India have won it twice each, while Pakistan, Sri Lanka and England have triumphed once each.
England are the defending champions.
Stat courtesy: Rajesh Kumar

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