ICC Champions Trophy 2013
Ind vs Pak Live Match
Date: Saturday, 15th June 2013
Time: 9:30 GMT(10:30 BST) – 2:30 Pak Time
Pakistan are down and almost out of the Champions Trophy and that leaves them with just 1 game to safe their blushes, even though the day they will take the field their fate might already be sealed (which is probably to pack their bags to catch a flight back home) but still that last game holds significant important and if you ask any Indian/Pakistan cricket team fan he will say just win a game against India/Pakistan and than you dont have to win the actual event. This is by far the most watched cricket game in the world, its more fierce than Barcelona vs Real Madrid football match and mother of all cricket matches.
Pakistan lost their opening two matches and now they have just a glimmer of hope to make in the semifinals, and that is only possible if West Indies beat both India and South Africa and Pakistan win their match against India than three teams will have 1 win and it will comedown to who beat who or net run rate, thats a possibility but a far fetched cry. But one thing is for sure pakistan will go into the last match as underdogs against India and that makes the game a bit more exciting as they do perform well with their back to the wall.
Pakistan’s batting have been poor in the Champions Trophy
India on the other hand will be looking to clinch their place in the semifinal by beating West indies and if they do Pakistan will be knocked out of the competition and they will get 1 victory even before playing Pakistan. India have started the Champions Trophy in flying colours beating favourites South Africa with ease, their batting is in top touch starting from their openers and middle order all of the players go runs against South Africa and in the opening warmup matches against Sri Lanka and Australia.
Bowling is backing up their batting as well but against West Indies Indian bowling will be tested, if the wicket is dry and more of a batting pitch we will be in for a great game, but since this is the preview of Pakistan vs India match we will stick to that. Pakistan beat India in the three match ODI series at the end of last year, many cricket experts rated their chance as favourites to win the Champions Trophy but Pakistan top order struggled big time with only Misbah Ul Haq turning up for batting.
India’s batting is their main stay
INDIA vs PAKISTAN PREDICTIONS:
Indian team looks in top touch and they always have that upper hand over Pakistan in ICC major events, that makes them favourites but Pakistan being the unpredictable team can turn it on anytime and they due a good performece in Champions Trophy and I can see them finaly clicking if they are already knocked out going into the match. I am going with a Pakistan win but South AFrica and India to progress from this group.
Players to watch out for ?
Indian batting lineup has been in great form, with Dhawan scoring a hundred against South Africa while Kohli and Dhoni laso got runs, but Virat Kohli is the one to watch out for and his wicket will be important if Pakistan wants to win the match.
Pakistan lacked that spark in them which could turn the match around, very defensive lineup from bowling to batting they dont have that killer touch and it all depends on their striker bowlers Junaid Khan and Irfan.