Against India, Pakistan should take inspiration from Champions Trophy final, feels Waqar Younis


It was in an analogous setup, a Sunday within the June of 2017 that Pakistan had thrashed India within the ultimate of the Champions Trophy, to mark their second largest 50-overs trophy win after the 1992 World Cup triumph. Two years since then, the arch-rivals are set to lock horns in a high-voltage World Cup 2019 conflict at Outdated Trafford and either side are gearing up for the second. Forward of the important thing encounter, former pacer Waqar Younis has shared some helpful insights for the staff.

India has thus far been the higher facet of the 2 with out dropping a recreation. They gained two of their three video games whereas one match (towards New Zealand) was washed out. Pakistan, then again, have misplaced two out of their 4 video games thus far and gained one. The opposite recreation (towards Sri Lanka) has been deserted.

Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis feels Sarfaraz Ahmed‘s facet ought to take inspiration from the Champions Trophy ultimate at Lord’s and search for early wickets towards Virat Kohli’s facet which has a robust batting line-up. Pakistan had rattled the famed Indian batting line-up within the Champions Trophy ultimate to win by a mammoth 180 runs.

In his column for the ICC, Younis wrote: “It’s easy — if Pakistan wish to keep within the match, they need to deliver an ‘A plus’ efficiency and win that recreation.”

Pakistan began their World Cup marketing campaign on a poor notice as they have been bowled out by the West Indies for a paltry 105. They brushed that apart and managed to publish a powerful whole of 348 towards England within the subsequent recreation however produced one more extraordinary efficiency with the bat towards Australia on Wednesday to lose by 41 runs.

India lead Pakistan 6 – 0 in World Cup

Within the historical past of the World Cup, India have gained all their six encounters performed towards Pakistan since 1992. They beat the Males in Inexperienced within the group recreation within the Champions Trophy earlier than dropping the ultimate. India and Pakistan have met two instances after that within the Asia Cup in September 2018 with the previous successful handsomely on each events. India didn’t have Kohli in any of these video games.

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“Pakistan have gotten to take positives out of what they did to India within the ultimate of the ICC Champions Trophy a few years in the past. They need to suppose positively going into the sport,” Younis, who had led Pakistan towards India within the 2003 World Cup, added.

The Males in Inexperienced might be banking closely on Mohammad Amir who got here up with a fifer towards Australia to return to kind with a bang. He had additionally rattled India within the ultimate of the Champions Trophy two years in the past and Sarfaraz might be anticipating him to ship on Sunday as nicely.

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