Rain Threat Looms Large on the Epic Clash of India and Pakistan

Rain Threat Looms Large on the Epic Clash of India and Pakistan

This is the biggest game for India and Pakistan in the World Cup round robin, given the tension between the two neighbours.

Against Pakistan, India have won all their six encounters in the previous editions of the showpiece event and thus, Virat Kohli's men will have a psychological advantage over Sarfaraz Ahmed-led team.

An online portal is re-selling the tickets for India-Pakistan match for ₹139,000. MS Dhoni wore the wicketkeeping gloves with the Indian Army insignia printed on it in India's ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 opener against South Africa. The first one in 1975 was played in the brightest of weather and not a single match was affected by rain.

In February a suicide bombing in the disputed region of Kashmir killed 40 Indian paramilitaries, with a Pakistan-based militant group claiming responsibility.

India and Pakistan then carried out tit-for-tat air strikes.

And in case you haven't heard, the record is overwhelmingly in India's favour. Pakistan had crushed India by 180 runs in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final at the Oval, registering the largest victory margin by a team in the final of an ICC ODI tournament.

"May there be peace and tranquility ..." Over the years, Indian and Pakistani cricketers have been better than good friends. "Not singling out from the opposition, or focusing on one player more than the other", batting star Kohli added.

"For Sunday, we know we're there when it comes to the mindset. For us, it's about executing our skills and we're all professionals", said Kohli. Yes you feel the anticipation and excitement when you enter the stadium. "It's the first time I'm visiting Manchester United".

"It's been competitive for years". While everyone in the country is excited, Indian skipper Virat Kohli is training extra hard to make sure they take on Pakistan with the best they have. As the cricket fans all over the world say the match is not just a game it's an emotion.

"It's not about survival, but rather going out there and even defend positively. This is when the ICC budget for the tournament in England is much greater than its budget for a tournament in India", he told Cricketfanatic. "Call it war or sport, we are certainly going to win it come Sunday", a Pakistan supporter wrote on Twitter.

The 18th match of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 was played between India and New Zealand on Thursday at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham, which was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

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