India Vs Pakistan Match in Champions Trophy 2017
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India Vs Pakistan, 4th Match, Group B: Edgbaston is up for a high-octane affair between the arch rivals on Sunday. One has been all dominant in head-to-head clashes, and the other has had stigma of successive defeats to their ever diminishing image. Pakistan's efforts to beat India in World Cups and World T20s have been barely adequate. However, when talking about Champions Trophy, Pakistan far outweighs India on win counts. They have beaten India twice in Champions Trophy. India, on the other hand, has vanquished Pakistan once in CT. So, Pakistan has a slight edge over India in the Champions Trophy edition which is getting underway.
The stats these two teams share mutually make India Vs Pakistan match in CT 2017 more interesting. The thrill will again reach its cusp when Pakistan faces heavyweight India in their first ICC Champions Trophy 2017 encounter. Of late, Pakistan has got a truly impressive find in the batting department, and the man is none other than Babar Azam. His presence strengthens Pakistan's batting line-up. From Pakistan, he will be the man to watch out for. Pakistan has played some good cricket over the months, particularly in West Indies this year. And in warm-up fixture as well, they looked quite promising.
The defending champions gear up for Champions Trophy encore, and interestingly they will attempt to do this with pretty much the same squad that won them the previous title in 2013. India's pace battery looks completely charged with Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar banging the initial overs and Bumrah finishing the things off well in death overs. Moreover, Mohammed Shami's return gives Indian bowling an added boost. The spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin will be seen spreading the magic of their bowling.
In the batting department, India has some real bashers like Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya. A few of them are ageing, but are craving to prove they are still worthy. Going into the game with a mix of youngsters and experienced, India will eye to repeat the history. Though each player has been assigned his respective task, Virat Kohli's runs against Pakistan in Champions Trophy will define the course of the match. If he thunders, Pakistan won't have much to do with the ball. The former skipper, MS Dhoni aloves last ball finish. He carries a tag of the world's best finisher. If Pakistan wants to win the match, they will have to overcome Kohli and Dhoni's threat.
Will India square accounts with Pakistan winning their first Champions Trophy 2017 game at Edgbaston?