India vs Pakistan: The 4th match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is played between India & Pakistan at Oval. Check out Ind vs Pak team Preview, Expected playing XI & India vs Pakistan Dream11 team prediction below.
India vs Pakistan ICC CT 17 Match Preview, Prediction, Dream11 team, Expected Playing XI
Ind vs Pak Champions Trophy 2017 Match Details:
June 4, GROUP B: INDIA VS PAKISTAN VENUE: EDGBASTON. Timings: 10:30 Local | 3:00 PM (IST) Toss Update: Yet to Follow
India vs Pakistan
HEAD-TO-HEAD: PLAYED 127, INDIA 51, LOST 72, NR 4.
IN CHAMPIONS TROPHY: PLAYED 3, INDIA 1, PAKISTAN 2.
India, Pakistan and England— the first thing that comes to mind involving these 3 nations takes us back 70 years, for famed reasons. The intensity between India and Pakistan has always been high octave. Over a billion people by some means are involved in this fixture. Of course due to enlarged nationalism. There have some epic encounters between these asian giants and also because these two teams play each other only in ICC tournaments, the anticipation is monumental. In the ICC tournaments though, India has always had the better of their neighbours. In World cup games India has won all 6 games played between them.
India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy 2017 Match Preview
This year in the champions trophy, India are one of the strongest sides and are most certain to reach the semi-finals. The rift in the Indian dressing room has created an unrest in the camp. It’ll be interesting to see, how the team play themselves out of such a precarious situation. Indian skipper, Virat Kohli will be leading his troops in a major tournament for the first time. Kohli has always been a proactive leader. With valuable inputs coming from the experienced Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni, Kohli’s decision making will only strengthen.
Pakistan aren’t the same robust unit they were, a few years back. They’ve fallen behind the ICC rankings in ODIs. They’re currently ranked 8th but aren't a side that needs to be taken for granted. With the bowling attack they field and if the rub of the green goes their way, they can challenge leading teams. Sarfaraz Ahmed, the skipper, has been a real positive for Pakistan as far as captaincy is concerned. With a 3-1 series win against the West Indies earlier this year, Sarfaraz will be looking to continue the same form. This time though, the occasion is mighty and so are the teams.
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR India vs Pakistan match ICC Ct 2017
Virat Kohli (India):
Cometh the hour, Cometh the captain! A phrase which we’ll be hearing a lot of times in the future. Kohli has been an absolute run-machine for team India. Kohli’s got the ability to soak in pressure and walk out victorious time and again. When the stage is grand, a team needs it’s key players to fire—Virat Kohli not only plays that responsibility with aplomb but his confidence also rubs onto the other players. A delight to watch, Kohli has delivered in every condition and in every country. His match awareness is the best in the world bar none. The figures he’s managed to assemble are stunning.
— In chases, Kohli averages 64.18 in 101 games. He’s scored 17 out of his 27 hundreds batting second and has remained not out 21 times. Speaks volumes about his strength to absorb pressure.
Mohammad Amir (Pakistan):
Amir was banned from International cricket in the year 2010. Since then, two cricket World Cups have been concluded, India has elected a new Prime Minister, Sachin bid goodbye to cricket and Liverpool still haven’t won a Premier league title(tried a mankad). The left-arm pacer has been shown the clean chit and has made a fitting entry to international cricket. Amir hasn’t been lucky with the wickets column but is practically back to his lethal best.
We all did get to see what this absolute genius of a left-arm speedster could do in the Asia cup T20I against India. Swing, Pace, disciplined line and length, he’s got them in abundance. The scary part though is his work rate. He’ll bowl 90mph day in, day out. A supple Amir absolutely demolished the English batting line-up in the 2010 season with a 6 for at Lord’s. That’s when the world realised that this lad is special and will go on to became one of the greatest. But has fate would have it, Amir was accused of spot-fixing, and has served his period out of cricket. He’s back now and in the game between India and Pakistan, he’ll be the one to watch out for.
— Since his return in JANUARY 2016, Amir has played 17 games and has picked 25 wickets at 30.28
Ind vs Pak Champions Trophy 2017 Expected Playing XI
PROBABLE PLAYING XI(INDIA): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh/Dinesh Karthik, Kedhar Jadav, MS Dhoni(wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI(PAKISTAN): Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed(c/wk), Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali.
India vs Pakistan Match Prediction:
In the Champions Trophy Pakistan do have a better head-to-head record. They do have an exuberant bowling attack, an apt batting line-up. But in India, they have the #3 ranked team in ODI cricket. A captain who’s the best batsman in the world. A bowling attack that can intimidate and mock the best batting line-ups in the world. At EDGBASTON, in the much awaited fixture between two arch-rivals, IT’S ADVANTAGE INDIA.
Ind vs Pak Dream 11 Prediction
DREAM XI FOR INDIA VS PAKISTAN: A 5-2-3 combination we go with for this fixture.
Wicket-keeper: Ms Dhoni.
Batsmen: Virat Kohli(c), Babar Azam, Rohit Sharma, Ahmed Shehzad, Shikhar Dhawan.
All-rounders: Imad Wasim, Hardik Pandya.
Bowlers: Mohammad Amir, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar(vc), Jasprit Bumrah.