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Pakistan ODIs since 1978

Pakistan ODIs since 1978

The Men in Blue were at their menacing best in all the departments in the two practice games against New Zealand and Bangladesh.

"You can't afford to sit back since the likes of Yuvi and Dhoni are in the middle-order and the presence of the duo gives India real batting depth", he said.

Bangladesh have played 19 ODIs against England so far, losing the first 12 games.

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan Miraj, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sanzamul Islam, Sabbir Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed. However the green-shirts can surely spring a surprise with a committed and passionate performance according to present-day cricket requirements, he reckoned.

Apart from the duo, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya also chipped in with a wicket each.

"I think when the game starts it looks quite normal".

"As countries, we have political differences but not me and him. I was getting beaten every ball and I was feeling a little embarrassed out there", said Karthik after the match on Tuesday. "Yes. We have done well in our last few matches against England and we are confident", he said. "At the same time not overconfident". They had won the Champions Trophy in 2004, beating hosts England in the final.

A contest between India and Pakistan is eagerly awaited by the millions of cricket fans, especially if it is an ICC tournament match.

Like all Indo-Pak encounters, India's opener against Pakistan on June 4 at Edgbaston in Birmingham has already emerged as one of the most talked about subject in this edition of the Champions Trophy.

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"It doesn't matter what the tournament is or where the game is played, it's always a big match", he said. "I am really looking forward to that match".

Bayliss has given an exciting crop of players a licence to express themselves, honing their undoubted natural talents to make England a force to be reckoned with.

Laxman believes the players will put the team ahead of any controversy.

England have an out-and-out aggressive batting line-up that can sometimes be as deep as No. 11.

Afridi, in his exclusive column on www.icc-cricket.com, mentioned that he can not wait to watch India and Pakistan lock horns in Birmingham. "Whichever team handles the pressure in a better way-holds the edge".

"The combination has been very good over the last two or three years - that's why I think our cricket is moving in the right direction".

"We know we're still going to have to play well, and imitate what we have been doing over the last 18 months, but we are ready for that". Everybody need to showcase what their skill is.

They could add extra firepower by including Chris Lynn, who shot to worldwide prominence earlier this year with a sensational Indian Premier League campaign, averaging almost 50 for the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Group A has Australia, NZ, England, Bangladesh, while Group B has India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan.


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