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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Preview: India vs Pakistan semi final match 2011
In all the four previous ICC Cricket World Cup matches between India and Pakistan, the team that has won the toss, has decided to bat first. Out of the four matches, Indian captains have won the toss three times.
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali is all set to ready to host the second semi final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 between two traditional opponents, India and Pakistan on Wednesday, on March 30.

The India vs Pakistan semi final match will be the overall 120th match to be played between these two countries. In 119 matches played between these two countries, India has won 46 matches and lost 69 matches, whereas four matches ended without result.

Last time India and Pakistan have played with other in the Asia Cup 2010 at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. India won that match against Pakistan by three wickets. In World Cups matches, India and Pakistan have played four times and the result is in favour of India by 4-0.

In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, India marched to the semi final with five wins, one loss and a tied match against England, whereas Pakistan reached the semi final with five victories and a lost against New Zealand.

Pakistan's journey to the semi final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011:

 
 
 
 
 
23 Feb
vs Kenya
International Stadium, Hambantota
Pakistan won by 205 runs
26 Feb
vs Sri Lanka
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Pakistan won by 11 runs
3 Mar
vs Canada
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Pakistan won by 46 runs
8 Mar
vs New Zealand
Pallekele International Stadium, Kandy
New Zealand won by 110 runs
14 Mar
vs Zimbabwe
Pallekele International Stadium, Kandy
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (D/L)
19 Mar
vs Australia
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Pakistan won by 4 wickets
23 Mar
vs West Indies
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Pakistan won by 10 wickets

India's Journey to the semi final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011:

 
 
 
 
 
19 Feb
vs Bangladesh
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
India won by 87 runs
27 Feb
vs England
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Match tied
6 Mar
vs Ireland
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
India won by 5 wickets
9 Mar
vs Netherlands
Ferozshah Kotla, Delhi
India won by 5 wickets
12 Mar
vs South Africa
VCA Stadium, Nagpur
SA won by 3 wickets
20 Mar
vs West Indies
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
India won by 80 runs
24 Mar
vs Australia
Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
India won by 5 wickets

In the India vs Pakistan semi final match, the toss will play a crucial role for both the captains MS Dhoni and Shahid Afridi. It is expected that due to the dew factor captain will likely to opt bat first after winning the toss at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday, March 30.

It is also likely that Dhoni may pick Ashish Nehra as the second fast bowler in the playing XI in place of Munaf Patel against Pakistan in the second semi final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. However, Afridi may pick Shoaib Akhtar in the playing XI.

Here are the probables of the India vs Pakistan semi final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011:

India (probable): MS Dhoni (capt/wk), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, R. Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra.

Pakistan (probable): Shahid Afridi (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal (wk), Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul, Shoaib Akhtar, Saeed Ajmal.


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