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India Will Beat Pakistan Hands Down: Sarfraz Ahmed's Uncle

India Will Beat Pakistan Hands Down: Sarfraz Ahmed's Uncle

India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday.

"I have not watched a single match, know the results".

It left Pakistan needing to beat Sri Lanka to qualify for the last four, and the team duly delivered, prevailing by three wickets in a nervy encounter at Cardiff.

Kohli's own performances at the Champions Trophy have seen him return to the top of the one-day worldwide batting rankings. "He can be effective as a bowler and his batting is priceless", the 28-year-old told reporters here.

"Barring one match (against Sri Lanka) India have done well in every department and they are overall favourites". 'But I don't think we've exceeded expectations at all. Although the Pakistan team doesn't have the same pedigree as the Indians, they have been some notable performances by their young opener Fakhar Zaman, leggie Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali and seam duo of Mohammad Aamir and Junaid Khan which sparked up the team's journey to the finals. "And you have to be close to reality and you can't live in a dilemma and you have to focus on the things that you have to do on the field", he added. "I think I have been able to strike a good balance until now, I'm sure I'll be fine for tomorrow", he said in his usual "Kohlilike confidence".

Kohli announced to the press during the week that he had limited the use of social media within the camp during the competition, yet the internet is set to implode when these two sides collide in a much-anticipated contest set to raise the temperature further on one of the hottest days of the English summer.

He said: "That game has no relevance now".

"That's something I work on". I've learned a lot how to handle certain things.

People from all the age groups have started preparations for witnessing the final match.

"On their day they can beat any side in the world", said Kohli.

"Until now, we have never spoken of the semi-final in any different way".

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Neither are we too intimidated nor are we too arrogant about what we are doing.

Which team will handle pressure better - India or Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final?

World number one, South Africa, and current world champions, Australia, both bowed out in the group stage. But, interestingly, there are some striking similarities between the two finals.

The spin duo of Imad Wasim and Mohammad Hafeez alongside medium-pacer Rumman Raees - who made his debut in the semi-finals - will look to provide depth and variation to the Pakistan bowling line-up.

Another former captain, Aamir Sohail conceded that India were a better side than Pakistan but said complacency could be their downfall. It is very important to realise the things that might or might not happen in the game. But we've closed the chapter on that.

"That was an aberration. We're now moving forward".

India have already beaten Pakistan in the ongoing tournament during the preliminary stage.

If Shikhar Dhawan (India) reaches 50 in this game, he'll have got there more often than any other batsman ever in the Champions Trophy (currently done it on six occasions). The time has arrived to play hard ball. But it is this unpredictability of Pakistan make them such a potent opponent in the final.

India have ticked all the boxes in the ongoing Champions Trophy and it's no surprise that they would get past Pakistan to retain the title, Test wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha said today. We went on to win that match. "If we talk about bowling and batting, the competition has always been between Pakistan's bowling and India's batting", he added.

"The way the players dragged themselves off the canvas after the beating at Edgbaston was awesome". They've been really special.


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