CT 17: funky and quirky nicknames of India-Pakistani players

On Sunday, India will meet Pakistan in the final of the Champions Trophy, an worldwide cricket tournament played once every four years.”It was humiliating how badly we lost that match and we can turn things around now”, he added.Pakistan have already “closed the chapter” on their trouncing by India in the group stages of the Champions Trophy and intend to prove the point in the final, according to coach Mickey Arthur.The final fixture of Champions Trophy 2017, which will take place today at The Oval, is what every Indian cricket fan wishes for – India meeting Pakistan in the final of a major tournament. “I did not feel the pressure but my seniors did feel the pressure of an India-Pakistan final”.He said: “That game has no relevance now”. “There will be many distractions when India lines up against Pakistan in the final, with a manic crowd likely to be out of control in the lead up and on match day as the hype for this match will be huge”, said Hussey.While England and Australia believe the Ashes to be the pinnacle, that contest does not compare with India against Pakistan. Pakistan would be hoping the leader of their attack Mohammad Amir would recover from his back spasms for the big game. In this case, it would purely be about how Pakistan are able to break India’s rhythm. They’re playing some brilliant cricket.No major worldwide side has toured Pakistan since the Sri Lanka team bus was attacked by terrorists on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore during a Test match, in March 2009. We now need the cricket to give us a day to cherish. One can also gamble on many other aspects of the game, such as 10-over score by each team or even total scores by both. They have been frozen out of securing any Indian Premier League riches.The game that always creates war-like situation between Pakistan and India comes again when title-holders India face Pakistan will face off at London’s Oval ground on Sunday.This year also, albeit with a share of luck, Pakistan morphed from just-about qualified team – they beat Zimbabwe to edge past the West Indies as the eighth team in the competition – to the surprise packages who punched above weight and overawed the mighty England in the semi-final with elan. “Obviously, if you reach the finals you have to play some good cricket and credit to them, they’ve turned around things for themselves really well”. “The other thing I said was that the facilitators of the win can not be named; however I said nothing about match-fixing or any other foul play – my statement was misunderstood”.Come Sunday, Sarfraz’s men must grab the chances they get as one drop, in all likelihood, could make the difference between victory and defeat for them.”We have an important game of cricket coming up and to do our best we must 100 per cent ready”. Not only would a win for Pakistan generate more interest at home, Niaz said, it could have another significant spinoff.India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Shami, Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav. Pakistan had a decent start with Ahmed Shehzad and Azhar Ali slidind in with 47-run partnership but regular loss of wickets saw Pakistan fall short of the target in a rain abrupting match as they were wraped out for 164. They won against Sri Lanka miraculously in a must-win affair and bettered their show against England in the semi.