Sunday, 16 June 2019 is going to be a big day in world cup 2019. The man in blue will face arch-rival Pakistan in the biggest and most anticipated match of the world cup. The two teams will meet for the first time in this world cup. The thing to be noted here is that India has never lost a World Cup game to Pakistan.
The last time both the team had played together was on 23 Sept 2019 in the Asia Cup. Pakistan had to suffer a huge defeat by 9 wickets. While batting first Pakistan could score only 237 runs in 50 overs. India smashed Pakistan keeping 9 wickets in hand and 63 balls left. Both the Indian opening batsman scored century in the match and was merciless while throwing Pakistan’s bowling attack beyond the crease. India achieved the target of 237 runs in 39.3 overs. Shikhar Dhawan was declared as the player of the match. Indian fans are waiting to see a similar result in the world cup 2019 also.
Although team India’s batting line up is very strong, Shikhar Dhawan’s absence will be a great sigh of relief for Pakistan considering his performance in the last clash. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul are the main batsman Pakistan will be scared about. Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam are the key batsman Pakistan’s batting lineup depends upon.
Team India has an equally strong bowling lineup. Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are the main pillars of Team India’s bowling department. Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz will handle Pakistans bowling attack.
To the great disappointment of all the fans, the weather is expected to play a big role in Sunday’s match too. World cup 2019 has been badly hit by the bad weather. Many matches had to be abandoned due to rains. Indian fans will truly wish that rain take rest on Sunday.
Team India will be keen to play the match as they are confident of getting a full two points from the game. They’re unbeaten so far and have five points from three matches. India’s batting and bowling are in form and all the players are have been exceptional in the fielding department too.
Altogether cricket fans will get a great match to see, and watching the man in blue defeating Pakistan in the world cup is a dream come true moment for 133cr people.