ICC champion’s trophy is starting from 1st June 2017 and once again the intense rivals are going to face each other on the 4th of June at Edgbaston. The game of Pakistan vs. India has always been an interesting one in which both the teams are equally under pressure to reach up to the expectations of their nations.
Pakistan and India have played 3 matches head to head. The first one at Birmingham on September 19th 2004. It was the 12th match to be played (Pool C). Pakistan won the match by 3 wickets with 4 balls remaining and gave their fans a happy moment. The second one at Centurion on September 26th 2009. It was the 6th match to be played (Group A). Pakistan won the match and reached up to the expectations. The third one at Birmingham on the 15th June 2013. It was the 10th match to be played (Group B) India won the match comfortably by 8 wickets with 17 balls remaining (D/L method), Even Though Pakistan won more games against India in Champions Trophy but currently India is ranked No.3 in ODI Cricket and Pakistan is ranked No.8. So India have a big edge over Pakistan.
The captain of Pakistan looks hopeful of maintaining their record and says
“The entire country is praying for a win against India and God willing, we will succeed. If every member of the team gives it his all in the match against India, I am sure results will come. The effort should be there, people should see we are fighting and giving it our all. We have a better record against India in the Champions Trophy, not in other competitions, but we did well in this. We’re looking to maintain that against India and it’s very exciting”.
On the other hand the Indian captain Virat Kohli isn’t taking this game on his nerves and says “It’s about playing the game. Yes, India-Pakistan is always exciting for the fans. It’s different for them. For us, it is just a game of cricket. In our heads nothing really changes, it’s exactly the same for us. It’s not the first time we are playing against them. Playing for India, you don’t need extra motivation”
The game on the 4th June will break the suspense and decide that Pakistan team will maintain the record or it will be Indian team breaking the records and changing the history. Both the nations are desperately waiting for this impactful game.