ICC CT 2013 10th Match: IND vs PAK Cricket Match Live Streaming
Champions Trophy history is siding with Pakistan. They have never lost to India in six editions of this event. Playing them twice and winning both.
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India have already sealed their berth in the next stage with 2 impressive wins against South Africa and the West Indies. They will want to ensure their winning run is intact and give themselves and their fans a huge boost with a win against Pakistan.
Like every time they have clashed in the history of the game, arch-rivals India and Pakistan will be taking fresh guard and MS Dhoni's men would do well to be wary that form, or the lack of it, would matter for nothing.
India have sound knowledge of the Edgbaston wicket. Riding on hundreds from Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik, India chased down 333 with consummate ease in a warm-up match against Sri Lanka on June 1.
India's batting remains their biggest strength. The opening combination of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan has worked like magic. Against quality pace attacks, especially against a South African pace quartet, the duo put on 100-plus stands that gave set up the middle-order to control the innings. Dhawan has been outstanding with back-to-back centuries. The last time the teams met, Pakistan surprised hosts India 2-1 in a short series in December 2012-January 2013.
With nothing to lose, Pakistan can be a dangerous enemy. The agony of crashing out of the Champions Trophy after two horrible performances against West Indies and South Africa will be instantly forgotten if Pakistan can beat India, the reigning World Cup champions and the No. 1 ODI team according to the ICC.
Pakistan's batting has been a serious worry in this tournament. The absence of a grafter in the top-order has exposed the brittle middle-order too soon. Except opener Nasir Jamshed and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, none of the batsmen have fired. Mohammed Hafeez and Malik's poor run with the bat hit Pakistan hard.
They have a brilliant bowling attack with the likes of Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan and Mohd Irfan to trouble any batting line-up in the world, but they will need their batsmen to step up to the plate if they are to be effective.