Another arch rival game, it’s India vs Pakistan who are going to take on each other on 18th June, 2017 at The Oval where the greatest cricket of 2017 would be available to watch and luckily those fans would enjoy that match who would be in the stadium and the stadiums looks quite jam packed. Back in 2011, the World Cup semi final was watched by 2 billion people across the world, and this time Champions Trophy final match could add few in those numbers.
- Event: ICC Champions Trophy 2017
- Match: Final
- Team 1: India
- Team 2: Pakistan
- Time: 09:30 GMT | 10:30 Local | 03:00 IST | 02:30 PKT
- Date: 18th June, 2017
- Venue: Kennington London, Oval
India vs Pakistan Match Preview Final Champions Trophy 2017
Pakistan India matches always been Batting vs Bowling because India have strong batting lineup, while the Pakistani cricket team always owe the best bowling lineup in the world. This time Pakistan have been really aggressive and attacking with complete package of bowling, batting and fielding in three matches and won all of that after losing their very 1st match against India on 4th June.
On the counter side, the Indian team is having the best batting department for last few years sticking to the victorious end in most of the big clashes. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, these two Indian openers have made history by giving the best and lengthy opening stand to their team with a consistent attitude. This is the best thing that we have watched in the recent clashes that India finish the game on the victorious notes and don’t let the tale ender to take charge as their top and middle order batsmen are quite firm in this case.
In a recent year, the cricket pundits thought that Pakistan is now lacking their master weapon bowling, but the addition of Hasan Ali and Junaid Khan in the team changed that school of thoughts. The emerging Hasan Ali and Ruman Raees are the new shining stars in the team. On the other side, Pakistan have now Fakhar Zaman in their opening side which was the weakest part of Pakistani cricket team.
According to the recent development of Pakistani bowling department, all the credit goes to their bowling coach Azhar Mehmood, who have played a lot of cricket for Pakistani team. He is also aware of the English pitches as well. There is not an experience fast bowler in the Pakistani cricket team and beside this, they have the best bowling attacking the world that we have also watched in their last three matches including a semi final match.
Hasan Ali and Mohammad Amir, these young boys have done really great job seaming and pacing the ball at such batting friendly and flat pitches. On the other side, Ruman Raees is also an excellent addition who seems to be the 2nd Mohammad Amir of future. So far the victories credit goes to the Pakistani bowlers as they have minimized the pressure and allowed the batsmen to play without any pressure.
India vs Pakistan Head to Head:
Last time Pakistan reached in the final of ICC Cricket Champions Trophy when Virat Kohli was just 10 years old at that time. India defeated Pakistan in group stages of champions trophy 2017 and after that not many fans even Pakistani fans did not support Pakistan and bashed up on green shirts brutally.
If we talk about the India vs Pakistan head to head, especially on ODI format then Pakistan is at top winning matches matches against India than them. Total 128 matches played between these two arch rival in which India won only 52 matches and Pakistan won 72 games. This is a huge number of victories as a team.
India have reached for 8 times in final of all ICC events. first time India reached in World Cup 1983 final and won that match under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. Even in the champions trophy, India have reached in final for three times. One in 2000, 2nd in 2002 and India won in 2002. India reached in the final match of Champions Trophy back in 2013 and played against England where they defeated the host and India won the title and still defending that successfully.
India vs Pakistan Head to Head ODI Record at Oval
The Oval venue always went in the favor of India. Pakistan vs India ODI records goes openly in favor of the Indian side. There are total 14 matches played at Oval, London where India have won 5 out of them and Pakistan won only two matches.