Highlights of Champions League 2017: Final Match India Vs Pakistan:
– India takes on Pakistan in the final on Sunday June 18,3 pm IST at The Oval
– India will be looking to win the Champions League second time in a row
– This will be the second times both teams meet in the tournament
Defending champions India will take on Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy at The Oval as they look to retain their title. Sunday’s final between India and Pakistan looks an appropriate conclusion to a tournament that has been dominated on the field of play by teams from the subcontinent. The final match may bring the world to the stand still on Sunday.
Pakistan have been energised by a transfusion of fresh blood after a terrible collapse against India at Edgbaston. India have looked the classiest, most obviously state-of-the-art team in the tournament, dominating the tournament throughout.
Title-holders India will be firm favourites against a Pakistan side who were the lowest ranked of all the teams taking part in a tournament featuring the world’s top-eight one-day international sides when it started on June 4. Yet even by their own “unpredictable” standards, Pakistan’s transformation has been remarkable and on Wednesday they knocked previously unbeaten tournament hosts England.
Bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, insisted all the burden of expectation was now on India’s shoulders.”We’ve got nothing to lose — the pressure is more on them,” Azhar told reporters at the Oval on Friday.”They are ranked higher than us – so everyone is talking about India, India. But I can tell you one thing — we have come to win.”
India have won all three of their previous matches with Pakistan in the knockout stages of ICC tournaments. India have an ominous air of destiny about them with Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Kohli making up three of the top five tournament run scorers. The return of Ashwin has also solidified an already impressive Indian bowling unit who are well backed by some superb fielding. Despite this captain Virat Kohli insisted that Pakistan is a dangerous side and India will have to be wary of them.
The match at the Oval in south London could attract a worldwide television audience of more than a billion viewers. Let’s get set to watch!