India vs Pakistan: Big Hype in Champions Trophy

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India vs Pakistan

ICC Champions Trophy

Champions Trophy begins on 1st June 2017 and will go on until 18 June. The big hype in Champions Trophy is the between India and Pakistan on 4th June 2017. As every other encounter between these two teams. This match has quickly captured the imagination of cricket lovers around the globe.

Rankings

In past, India and Pakistan have played against each other in every tournament. However, this time around thing is different. While India is one of the favorites and ranked 3rd in ICC ODI’sranking. Pakistan bagged eighth place. India has of one of the most feared batting line-ups in world cricket at the moment but how they play in English soil will be interesting to watch.

IndvsPak lineups

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Pakistan will be playing without their main batsman, Misbah-ul-Haq. However discounting their talented bowling attack could cost us heavily, especially in these conditions. Shikhar Dhawan was in ominous form in warm-up matches for India. He was one of the reasons behind India’s title triumph in Champions Trophy 2013.

Virat Kohli

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Shahid Afridi quoted “the depth of India’s leading batting line-up will make them favorites for this game.” He further added getting the wicket of Kohli would restrict India to a low score. While Kohli is the backbone, India possesses considerable firepower around him. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni are all match winners. They all are capable of churning out exceptional performance. India has a balanced spin bowling attack led by Ravichandran Ashwin. They too have capable seam bowling line-up led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami.

Battle is on its way

ICC Champions Trophy, IndvsPak

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As everyone will enjoy this big match. Both countries have been rivals to each other for a long time. Spectators from both nations will be watching this highly anticipated match. The relations between the two nations has been very fierce. This Match is going to be the most fierce of clashes. Hold down your breath. This is a modern day Cricket battle between two big rivals.

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