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The highly anticipated clash set to make its way in just a few hours away from the game. Meanwhile, the former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar quoted that Pakistan will be under pressure during the massive contest. However, he feels that anything can happen if the game is reduced due to rain.
The game between Indian National Cricket Team and Pakistan has always been the best visual treat for the fans. After a fine time, the fans would once again get the chance to witness the clash in the ICC World Cup 2019. Meanwhile, the Rain God has the other ideas, as the Weather Forecast doesn’t seem good for the epic clash.
The upcoming clash between India and Pakistan is going to be a high-profile event with the fans set to attend in big number. The flamboyant Indian team will be taking on Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan, who are wounded with the loss facing Australia.
So far, the arch-rivals, India and Pakistan have faced each other six times in the World Cup and each time, Men in Blue came out on top. This will be their 7th meeting in ICC Cricket World Cups. It is scheduled to be played on June 16th at Manchester.
A must-win game for Pakistan – Sunil Gavaskar
Speaking of the game, Sunil Gavaskar quoted that the Indian team will start as the favourites to win the game. However, he believes that the reduced-match can see any side coming out on the top. To start with, Gavaskar feels that Pakistan will be under pressure.
“It’s a must-win game for them (Pakistan). If they don’t win tomorrow, it’ll be very tough,” Gavaskar wrote in a column for the International Cricket Council. “The fact it’s an old rivalry means it will be followed closely by the people of both countries, but Pakistan have had a bit of a stumble so far so there’s probably a bit more pressure on them.”
“If it’s a proper 50-overs game I think India has the strength to win. But if gets truncated, if it’s a game that gets reduced to 30 overs or less, anything can happen,” Sunil Gavaskar said.
The record books and the current form will see India as favourites. However, both history and the form book will go out of the window when India meet Pakistan in their league match at the ICC World Cup 2019 in Manchester. While India sits pretty in the top half of the table, Pakistan is in the bottom half.