A wounded Pakistan will be out for revenge while India will aim to maintain their dominance when the arch-rivals meet in the final of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament at The Oval on Sunday.
The high octane match between India and Pakistan will be a treat for the cricketing fans touted to be an interesting combat between Indian skippers Virat Kohli’s batting unit versus Sarfraz Ahmed’s upbeat bowlers.
India has looked a very balanced side with both their batting and bowling departments having managed to click throughout the tournament.
Captain Kohli will also look to use off-break spinner Kedar Jadhav — who took two vital wickets in his previous match against Bangladesh — alongside Hardik Pandya to deceive the Pakistan batsmen.
With Pakistan’s front-line pacer Mohammad Amir declared fit to play in the final after sitting out the previous match, he alongside new ball bowler Junaid Khan will be the key against India.
The batting department for Pakistan under the likes of opener Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman followed by Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez will look to flourish against India having got to good starts in the previous matches but failing to build lethal partnerships.