The stage is set for the world’s biggest and most exciting cricket rivalry of all time. Yes, the battle is set to start in the within the next few hours, and stakes are very high this time.
And, why not? India and Pakistan are clashing against each other after a gap of almost two years. They last collided at ICC Champions Trophy 2017, and unexpectedly, the men in green thrashed Kohli and Co. in the most emphatic manner.
However, things are very changed this time. Kohli has evolved a lot as a captain and proving his mettle every now and then. It won’t be a cakewalk for Pakistan to beat India at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
In the last five years, these two neighbors have clashed seven times against each other. But India had convincingly won six times thanks to its outstanding performance with the bat in most of these matches.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 15, 2019
Who will win today: India or Pakistan?
For Pakistan, a matter of relief will be Mohammad Amir’s swinging deliveries. It is is to trouble Indian openers. Also, an unwritten duel between Kohli and Md. Amir is set to be witnessed by the fans.
Indian side looks much stronger now. If India’s right-handed troika or Trimurti of Rohit Sharma, Dhoni and Kohli click then Pakistan can’t win this match for sure. Pakistani opener Babbar Azam will have a big responsibility today. Unless he gives a flying start to the team at least by negotiating Bumrah well in the first 15 overs, then Pakistan innings could topple down easily.
The likes of Chahal and Kuldip Yadav, India’s spin duo, are expected to make things more difficult for Pakistani batters. However, the weather will still play a big role today.
Though the sky is clear at the moment an occasional chance of downpour can’t be ignored. Still, cricket fans of both these countries are hopeful of witnessing a crackling contest today.