Revenge may be on the minds of the Pakistan bowlers as they seek to overcome a 2013 group play loss. Losing by only 8 wickets means that this year’s game will have extra motivation on the part of the Pakistan team.
The reason these two teams are always matched up year after year is because they bring it all to the contest; not only high drama but great entertaining cricket, both ingredients combine to help make this match up one of the most popular in cricket play.
In the World Cup play Pakistan has never bested India but in the Champions Trophy they have the upper hand and they will look for that advantage when they play IND vs PAK ODI live next week in Edgbaston. But victory may not come easily as one of India’s strengths is its ability to be the top one day
team in any match.
The key to India’s offense may be Virat Kohli who is the dominating force on this year’s squad. Being the defending champions, India has a slight advantage and with Kohli leading the way it may be too much for Pakistan to overcome.
Yet Pakistan cannot be counted out just yet as they counter India’s Kohli with Mohammad Amir, a double threat player who could turn the tide and lead Pakistan to victory in group play. Battling against India means that Pakistan has to somehow contain that team’s batting, long considered the strength of India’s team.
Pakistan brings its world class and leading bowling to the competition. Both strengths may supply the reason why their scores are always so close together in recent years.
No matter which team wins, though, these games are immensely popular. Sometimes they draw up to a billion fans for a single televised match. You can’t beat that popularity and with that many people watching one match you know the contest is going to be something special.
One reason these contests are such a top draw is the closeness of the score. As we aid, four years ago India beat Pakistan by 8 wickets in the Champions Trophy 2013 but that seems like a large margin compared with last year’s win by India. The two teams played in the ICC World Twenty-20 and India came out on top with a slim 6 wicket margin.
If you want top athletic action, top skills and great competition then the India vs Pakistan live 2017 match will not disappoint. These two teams generate excitement just by their play. No wonder this is the must-see match of the Champions Trophy 2017.