ICC WORLD CUP INDIA VS PAKISTAN PREVIEW
It will be one of the biggest event to be watched on TV. Soccer finals was watched by 1.6 billion people. Today’s game is expected to be watched by 1.5 billion at least. India would like t avenge their victory for the loss in ICC mini world cup 2017. Still Pakistan has not won against India in a world cup. Old Trafford will host todays match. Rain is expected to play its part for today’s games . This would the game with highest Viewership if it not India Vs Pakistan final.
Will India avenge for its loss?
Rishabh Pant arrived in Manchester as Shikhar Dhawan needed rest for recovery. India’s team management made it clear that Shikhar will stay in England. Rishabh might not fit in the side straight away. Because his usual batting position in not opening. If he makes in to the side, KL will be sent to open the batting with Rohit Sharma. Old Trafford is a low scoring venue. Average score at this venue is 212 since 2015. Which is by far very low according Modern day ODI’s. Virat kohli will be tempted to play an extra pacer looking at the pitch metrics. Kuldeep might be the one to sit out ahead of Chahal for this game. Robin Uthappa already opined the Shammi is a better choice than Kuldeep in overcast conditions.
Pakistan wouldn’t mind a shortened game as they are the number one t20 side in rankings. They might have major changes in the side. They had a close game against Aussies in their last game. They have won only one game in four matches they have played. But their victory came against tournament favorites, which can be said as upset. Shoaib Malik is the key player for Pakistan. Fakhar Zaman was their hero in t20 world cup. Fans would hope similar innings from him
Less than 300 runs to be scored.
Mohd Aamir to pick more than two wickets.