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India vs Pakistan Final, Champions Trophy 2017

Amir, however, has once again become a mainstay of the Pakistan team since returning to the side early in 2016, appearing in 47 of the team’s 57 matches across all worldwide formats following his comeback.Going into the finals, title-holders India will be firm favourites against a Pakistan side, who were the lowest ranked of all the teams taking part in a tournament featuring the world’s top-eight ODI sides. They lost to New Zealand in 2000, shared the trophy with Sri Lanka in 2002, and beat England in the final in 2013.This will be the first time that India and Pakistan will play each other in ODIs at this historic ground.On the eve of Sunday’s high-profile rematch he also said the Birmingham encounter was an “aberration”, entirely uncharacteristic these days of a team who often glory in their reputation for unpredictability. “It has played as though it has nothing to lose, with a freedom to express its skills, which is commendable considering the situation it found itself in”, Hussey wrote in a column for the International Cricket Council (ICC).”My comments were made after I heard reports of Sarfraz’s refusal to dedicate his performance against Sri Lanka to Miandad and him saying that Miandad criticises the team too much”. They have shown dominant signs of progress in all three spheres of the game. However, in terms of averages and economy rates, Pakistan are the best bowling team in these overs, conceding only 29.33 runs per wicket and 4.4 runs per over. Yes, it has been great to be in the final from where we were at and the entire credit goes to the players.The two sides have met thrice at the ICC Knockout Stage so far out of which India has defeated Pakistan twice. “My advice to Sarfraz for the final is simple-take all decisions wholeheartedly and without any fear whatsoever”, he said.The other final which India and Pakistan played in the sub-continent was in the triangular Kitply Cup played in Bangladesh in 2008 and in a hardly-fought final, the Pakistani prevailed at the end by pocketing the game by 25 runs after scoring 315.2-0 India’s record in the finals of global tournaments against Pakistan.Terming Pakistan’s bowling attack as the team’s biggest strength, Arthur termed the earlier group match loss against India an “aberration”. “We’ve practised the same way from the first day we came here”. It doesn’t matter whether we win by nine wickets, we win by one wicket.”I would also want the cricketing world and the ICC to keep a close eye on the significance of an Indo-Pak cricket match of this magnitude and what it means to the fans of the game all around”, he wrote.”We have clearly stated terrorism and sports can not go side-by-side”.”We expect the viewership will be easily doubled on Sunday”, Niaz said.That appears unlikely this weekend, amid escalating tensions as India accuses Pakistan of supporting terrorism and backing separatist rebels in the disputed region of Kashmir – charges Pakistan denies.