15th Jun, 2019
It’s true! India and Pakistan have played 6 world cup matches so far in world cup history. But, Pakistan have never won a single match. Its 6-0 win for India. Strange jinx, this is!
Unbelievable but true!
The Famous Jinx: Why is it so? Nobody has an answer. Even Pak greats are stunned.
Now, again the time has come. Tomorrow, 16th June is another historical day for the clash of the titans! Again, An Indo- Pak match is scheduled to be played at Old Trafford ground, Manchester. Pakistan is in a dilemma.
The weather may play truant! It will be overcast throughout the day, with rainfall expected as the match will proceed
Even when they were very strong in 1992, when Imran Khan lifted the cup, still they had lost the game against India.
In ODI clashes altogether, since 1978 till date India Pakistan have played 131 matches so far! India have won 54 and Pakistan 73. There were a total 8 no results.
Pakistan has already begun a horrendous start to the world cup. A paltry 105 against West Indies and lost very badly. To add insult to injury, again they got a drubbing by the mighty Aussies!
Under Sarfaraz Ahmed, this Pak team is very vulnerable. They have match winning bowlers in Mohhamed Amir, Wahab Riaz, the young lad Shaheen Afridi, but batsmen are struggling.
Imam – ul -Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Asif Ali all are promising. But, their struggle to amass big runs is questionable. Hasan Ali among bowlers is also promising. Shoaib Malik I seems, has reached the zenith of his career. He has very less runs on the board, in every match he has played so far since half a decade. With little exception at times!!
The two teams have not played bi-lateral matches which has hurt Pakistan badly. More over the clash in the finals of the Champions trophy, where Pakistan lifted the cup also is not palpable to any, leave alone Indians. Not even the top ex cricketers of Pakistan and also the populace.
They still see it as a lucky escape for Pakistan.
There is no crowd support for Sarfaraz and his team. He does not have leadership qualities, thus say, Shoaib Akhter, Wasim Akram etc.
Imran being at the helm of affairs of the country presently, has not come out openly , but the unhappiness of Sarfaraz leading the Pak team has been not been taken kindly by anyone.
His counterpart in contrast, Virat Kohli is a very accomplished and stylish run machine!! He also has a impeccable record against pak!
More over there is the master strategist Dhoni, who has a great record against the Pakis. He snatched the T20 world cup under the jaws of Misbah- Ul- Haq and his team in 2007. It was Pakis who were favored by the media.
He reads the weaknesses of batsmen staying right behind the stumps. He relays the tactics to be used against each of the batsmen to the oncoming bowlers.
Chahal, Bumrah, Jadeja, Chahal, bhuvi, Shami all have benefited by this gyan.
They follow the plan and bowl according to the inputs, lo! They have a winner!
They pick wickets like nobody’s business!
Pakistan dominated in the late eighties. In 1986, finals in Sharjah, due to the last ball six of Miandad versus Chetan sharma Pak won the match. Lifted the Cup.
Since then, Pakistan dominated India for at least a decade. Then, After the Sahara Cup victory where India Beat Pak 4-1 in Canada. India started gaining ground. Pakistan has since then struggled in front of India.
Well, as Shoaib Akhtar has quipped jokingly that rain will be the winner in tomorrow’s clash of the Titans, still the fans world over are waiting with bated breath.
We will know the standing of the match only tomorrow, so let’s keep our fingers crossed!!
However, Indians are the strong favorable team!
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