Australia disappoint in their opening Champions Trophy encounter

Australia disappoint in their opening Champions Trophy encounter

"Our hopes are high".

"I bought 100 tickets from various sources and since a Pak-India a festival like Eid and Holi, the only difference is that I am distributing tickets amongst friends instead of candies", said Imran Ali, who owns a restaurant in Birmingham. "And if you play good cricket, that works against any side, whether you play them regularly or you don't, you still have to play good cricket".

Being sure about what they want, Pakistan have also managed to zero in on the players they want for their opening game and the combination has been dicated by the need to have wicket-takers in the middle overs.

"I am fasting for Ramadan and I am fasting for my nation; my nation will only win".

Just ahead of India's crucial tie against Pakistan tomorrow, Kohli has clarified that all is well between him and Kumble and the entire episode was nothing but rumours. Imad Wasim, 8. Faheem Ashraf / Shadab Khan, 9.

Yet for all that, players on both sides have tried to label Sunday's clash as "just another game", the fact is the fixture commands the attention of millions around the world like no other. He was backing his statement with this stat: Junaid has dismissed Kohli three times in four ODIs. His spell to rattle India's top order in the Asia Cup a year ago had even Kohli gushing his praise. But those conditions were different.

Though most experts believe the Men in Blue will be victorious again, there is a chance that those watching the India vs. Pakistan cricket match live online could see a big upset to start the tournament.

Pakistan have a overwhelming record against India in their head to head battle but have struggle to cope up with the evolution of the game which needed an attacking mentality and more importantly they have always struggled in facing India in International Cricket Council events.

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The Pakistan coach said they have a potent bowling attack which can derail India on Sunday.

India has retained 9 players from the team that won the Champions Trophy in 2013 while the addition of the hard hitting Kedar Jadhav and the evergreen Yuvraj Singh makes the batting look more intimidating.

In recent times, however, the rivalry between the two cricketing giants has been one-sided with India enjoying the lion's share of positive results. With Kohli nearly certain to play five bowlers, Pandya could well be the choice for the fifth seam bowler because of his added ability with the bat.

Overall, if the weather doesn't play spoilsport, we can expect a nail-biter at Birmingham tomorrow.

Kohli played match winning knocks in both the times when India took on Pakistan in World Cup 2015 and T20 world Cup 2016.

Khan also spoke about the expectations that Pakistan fans around the world have from the team and Sarfaraz Ahmed and his men shouldn't let them down.

Arthur, after seeing Pakistan train Saturday, told reporters at Edgbaston: "They have topped their skills up, and they're ready for a big game". Our change room is completely calm.