The cricket rivalry between India and Pakistan is undoubtedly one of the most spoken things among the cricket folklores. The intensity of a India-Pakistan game, irrespective of formats scales newer heights and attracts enormous eyeballs across the globe. Fans love to watch these two cricket fanatic countries lock horns on the field. On a whole, Pakistan have better numbers to their name against India in One-Day Internationals. Out of 128 ODI games between them so far, India have won 52 while Pakistan have 72 victories to their name.
However, India have had an upper-hand in the ICC events against Pakistan on a whole, especially in the 50-over and Twenty20 (T20) World Cups. India have met Pakistan on six occasions in the ICC World Cup till date (1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2011 and 2015) and emerged victorious in every outing. In World Twenty20s (T20s), India have defeated Pakistan in all the five games so far. Pakistan have a comparatively better record in the history of ICC Champions Trophy, Pakistan have won and lost two games out of four encounters against India. These numbers speak about the domination India have had on Pakistan in ICC tournaments over the years.
India beat Pakistan comprehensively by 124 runs (D/L) method in their latest encounter on Sunday and scripted numerous records with this win. Pakistan have a better number in head-to-head One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against India but have looked bereft of oomph when the occasion turns into an ICC event.
By analysing all the events till date, let’s take a look at the possible reasons why India keep getting the better of Pakistan in ICC events across formats.
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