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Champions Trophy Finals: High voltage match between India & Pakistan tomorrow

It will be a bandh-like atmosphere post 3 pm in India and Pakistan tomorrow as the arch rivals will take on each other in the ICC Champions Trophy final to be held at The Oval in London.Hasan, who is a senior clerk in Etawah Agriculture Engineering College, lives in Etawah with his family.Though they’re the favorites to win, Indian captain Virat Kohli has been quick to not underestimate a resurgent Pakistani side.The way they have been playing the last 10 months or so, everyone expected India to sail into the final. “I believe in my boys. if we win it would be a great gift to the whole nation”, he added.”Pakistan have bowled really well since the first game against India”. But few would dispute that India-Pakistan is now the world game’s premier contest-certainly not the ICC who, by their own admission, now fix the draw at their events to ensure the Asian giants meet in the group phase.However, the India skipper said they were not looking at past records and would rather focus on putting up a complete performance in the summit showdown. It’s how you prepare for the big games. You wouldn’t want to write them off.India have won all three of their previous matches with Pakistan in the knockout stages of International Cricket Council tournaments to date but Mahmood, 42, said there was no reason why the sequence had to be extended this weekend as well. We have practiced the same way as we started the day we came here. “If you do something wrong, we will point it out to you; if you do something right, we will tell you that too; and if you do something wrong in an attempt to do something right, we will point that out to you as well”, Aamer further said, apparently in defence of Miandad’s criticism.Boasting the two highest run-scorers in the tournament, namely Shikhar Dhawan with 317 and Rohit Sharma just 13 behind, India have a batting order capable of producing eye-watering scores.”Now when I knew that the best bowler will get a “golden ball”, I am determined to get that souvenir as it will be my first in my career”.The Indian team, considered to be one of the favourites to defend the title, have played to their potential in all the games till now, except the one against Sri Lanka, who surprised the Men in Blue in the group stage. The final is going to be about us rather than the opposition’.”We’ve got nothing to lose – the pressure is more on them”, the Dawn quoted Azhar as saying. “I said it before the England game, if we put our “A” game together and do the basics well, we can beat anybody“. A loss against India, a rain-helped win against South Africa and suddenly the eighth-ranked side is in the final of the tournament. What better time.? It is high time for the yonugster to stamp authority on his status of one of the most promising young batsman of the modern era and it would not only help the Pakistan’s cause but also him as well.