The biggest cricket rivals India and Pakistan is all set to take on each other in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Final on Sunday, 18 June at the Kennington Oval, London. After India beat Bangladesh comprehensively in the semi-finals of the CT17, cricket fans across the world started to celebrate for IND vs PAK final match. Defending champion India is favourite to win the game but both teams will have the pressure of final. So, who will win the Champions Trophy 2017 final? Check here’s India vs Pakistan match prediction, preview and squad.
The Indian team will be led by Virat Kohli who will be captained for the first time in the Champions Trophy final while Men in Green will be led by Sarfraz Ahmed who is in good form. India has defeated Pakistan in the first match and it will boost the confidence of the team while Pakistan losing their first game bounce back strongly and won all the 3 matches convincingly including the semi-final against host England.
IND vs PAK Match Preview
A contest between India and Pakistan is eagerly awaited by the millions of cricket fans, especially if it is Champions Trophy 2017 Final match. The tournament favourites, team India has played well in the tournament and lost only one match against Sri Lanka due to their poor bowling effort. Indian team outplayed unpredictable Bangladesh in the 2nd semi-final match and won it by nine wickets after defeating No. 1 ODI ranked South Africa in the 3rd match. In the warm-up, India bowled out New Zealand on just 189 at the Kennington Oval, London and won the game by 45 runs (DLS method). In the 2nd practise game, Men in Blue put the total of 324 but Bangladesh batting collapsed and India won by 240 runs.
In the warm-up, India bowled out New Zealand on just 189 at the Kennington Oval, London and won the game by 45 runs (DLS method). In the 2nd practise game, Men in Blue put the total of 324 but Bangladesh batting collapsed and India won by 240 runs.
Pakistan, meanwhile, come into the game following a victory over host England who was looking in good form before this match. They are the only team who won all three group matches but failed to continue against Pakistan and lost the match in the semi-final. Pakistan has won last played all three matches including a game against South Africa and Sri Lanka.
In the warm-up games, Pak team defeated Bangladesh in the first warm-up match at the Edgbaston, Birmingham. Although, the win was not so easy while the 2nd game was washed out due to rain.
India vs Pakistan Match Prediction Who Will Win?
There is no doubt that India is favourites in the match, also considering their form in the Champions Trophy 2017. However, Pakistan is high in confidence after three continue wins and will look to win the final. While there are no favourites going into the clash, the Indians may have a slight edge considering their form. The match is expected to be high scoring and weather would be overcast.
IND vs PAK Prediction: India to win the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final match
Pakistan squad: Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fahim Ashraf , Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail
India Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami