India vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy 2017 Final is being awaited with bated breath by cricket crazy fans of the Indian subcontinent. While India is the favorite to win the Champions Trophy finals, Pakistani team that has surprised almost everyone by reaching thus far has many aces up its sleeves to surprise its mammoth neighbor.
Everyone is wondering if India will have an easy match against Pakistan or Pakistan will surprise India like it surprised the hosts, England. There is no denying that England cricket team was the best performing batting side in the tournament that has won many tournaments on the strength of its great batting combination. But Pakistan made it look like minnows and won the match rather very easily, outclassing the hosts in all the aspects of the cricket.
The same was the case against Sri Lanka that had beaten Indian rather very easily. Pakistan made Lanka look like minnows and the team that had beaten India despite the Indian side scoring more than 300 runs, was outclassed by Pakistan once again. So everyone has its fingers crossed. Indian captain Kohli said that past records don’t really matter in a match.
There is no denying that in today’s match, India’s remarkable consistency will be up against Pakistan’s legendary volatility when the fierce rivals clash in what is expected to be an exciting finale to the ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday. The often tense political relations between the neighbouring nations add colour to the bitter yet intense rivalry, which has nowadays been confined only to global events due to the Indian government’s refusal to allow bilateral contests. Defending champions India had got the better of the rivals in the league stage of the ongoing tournament. And captain Virat Kohli has already declared that nothing extra is needed to get the same result despite the turnaround by Sarfraz Ahmed’s men since then. It is nonetheless a battle of attrition, where one needs to hold the nerve till the very end.
The India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy final will be played at The Oval, London.
How do I watch the India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy final live?
The India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy final will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD 1, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD and DD National
What time does the live coverage of the India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy final start?
The live broadcast of the India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy final will start at 9.30 am GMT (3 pm IST).