However, the team made a turn around and managed to win every single match onwards. He may not have the express pace like the fellow pacers from the squad, but he has been accurate whenever asked to bowl and swings the ball just enough to trouble the batsmen and more importantly has the knack of taking wickets and squeeze the flow of runs. The end result was embarrassing. "India have a very good batting line-up and if they put up a big total, it will bring pressure on us". Their strength was their bowling, and the ability to take wickets, especially through the middle overs when teams consolidate.
He did not make much of an impact and did not get a chance to make a mark for himself.
"We have to (attack), we've got no option".
Or will it be the slick, skilled side who hammered England by eight wickets in the semi-finals, with Hasan Ali, the competition's leading wicket-taker, spearheading a brilliant bowling effort as the previously unbeaten tournament hosts were dismissed for just 211 before the likes of Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman helped knock off the runs in dashing style?
The green shirts lost its opening game to India by a whooping 124 runs under the duckworth-lewis (D/L) method. "What we've produced after that doesn't come as any surprise because that's how we trained, and that's what we worked at".
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"Honestly, I know it sounds amusing but it is so important to stay away from those things". We've closed the chapter on that.
The ICC Champions Trophy this year has seen people across the border uniting to defend us a number of times.
With both teams is good form, this India vs Pakistan final has all the ingredients of a classic final. It could make history at The Oval.
Kohli will be cast centre stage as India captain in front of a mere 24,500 sell-out crowd at The Oval, and his primary task will be to keep his composure at the crease and in the field as the overwhelming favourites bid to retain their title. "We have changed nothing from the first day we came here, honestly", Kohli opined. Even today's practice was no different. There wasn't any drop of intensity or something extra.
About what kind of interactions he has had with his team, Kohli replied that there's no over-excitement as they have gone through the routines. "They are better than Pakistan when you compare the players, but I think they could get complacent and this could work to Pakistan's advantage".
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"India and Pakistan will continue to play at worldwide tournaments, but neither India plays in Pakistan nor Pakistan plays in India", far-right Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah said.
Kohli does not want his side to be "over excited" before the summit showdown while Sarfraz admitted that his team is "excited and motivated to perform well".
"I think the way Virat Kohli is batting and his timing is great".
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