CT 2017, Final: India v Pakistan – Individual head to head in ODIs
How have the Indian batsmen fared aginst Pakistan bowlers and how has it been the other way round?
Updated - Jun 17, 2017 7:32 pm
India and Pakistan clashes once were known for individual battles but the decrease in the number of games between the two sides ensured that players on one side end up facing a new player of the other side. However, there will be some batsmen vs bowler clashes to look out for during the Champions Trophy 2017 final between the two sides which could be crucial in deciding the fate of the game.
Pakistan bowlers vs Indian batsmen:
It will be interesting to see how Mohammad Amir will fare in the final given the way Indians especially Rohit Sharma opt to play him out safely while Junaid Khan will possess the threat given the way he has bowled in the past against Indian batsmen especially Virat Kohli, whom he dismissed three times in the 4 previous meetings but Junaid was not a part of the XI in the group stage match.
Pakistan will be tempted to use the services of Hafeez who didn’t bowl in the previous meeting, and he could be handy against Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh who happily milked the Pakistan bowlers last time. Malik also could provide the variety to the spin attack but considering how Yuvraj fared against him, Pakistan might not risk to hand him the ball.
Indian bowlers vs Pakistan batsmen:
With a lot of new faces in the Pakistan line-up the likes of Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam, there is no interesting past record for the Indian bowlers against them. But the youngsters certainly hold the key for Pakistan in the batting department.