Cricket fans around the world are due a feast for their eyes as Pakistan and India collide in their first match of Champions Trophy on 4th June Sunday in Edgabaston. The sub-continent rivals are destined to deliver an exciting competition, and already is talk of the town.
The two teams have already dominated Bangladesh in warm up matches with Pakistan chasing a massive total of 341 runs. On the other hand, team India easily defended a score of over 300. The blockbuster performance of the two teams promises a great battle of skills and nerves.
Pakistan needs to be cautious of India’s strong batting line-up especially about skipper Virat Kohli who is in great form and the finest batsmen of his generation. India needs to ensure that they are able to withstand Pakistan’s robust and unpredictable bowling attack with Mohammad Amir as the biggest gun in Pakistan’s arsenal.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli stated that the an all-record win against Bangladesh in a warm-up match was perfect for preparing ahead of the much awaited clash with Pakistan. Bangladesh suffered a humiliating defeat by 240 runs at the hands of Kohli’s men. Pakistan team skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed also displayed confidence in his side and stated that results will be positive if every player performs to his full in the match.
Social media has also been taken by storm by the cricketing greats as former Indian Batsmen Sehwag was reported to have said during India’s warm-up match with Bangladesh that India is warming up with potas (grandsons) and will play against betas (sons). Pakistan’s legend Younis Khan have stated that Pakistan have won against India in Champions Trophy and are capable of doing it again. He added the present team is capable of chasing huge targets and skipper Sarfaraz has a great opportunity to lead the national team forward. The match begins starts at 2:30 pm Pakistan time.
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