Do you remember the last time when Pakistan had ended up to the finals of an ICC ODI tournament? At that point, of time Virat Kohli was just 10 years old. In the finals of 2017, ICC Champions Trophy may create a history at the Oval on Sunday. Even though Pakistan faced a tremendous defeat to India, many along with the Pakistan Fans helped them to reach up to the finals. Earlier in the tournament, India proved to be a defending champion. It also made a remarkable victory over their opponents due to which India remains to be a favorite.
Playing the role of an underdog in the tournament, Pakistan has dragged off a campaign worth making it to the finals remarkably. Now, the contest between the two frontiers will be begun, which will be India’s Batsmen v. Pakistan’s bowlers. Both have been interesting rivals; let us hope the best for both of these to get their nerves put on hold. While there were not enough opportunities in the tournament so far as India’s middle-order will be a great consideration.
Peek through the clash in terms of numbers
- ICC Events finals-India
At the ninth appearance, India will be in the finals of an ICC event. Yet Australia made 10 more such appearances at the finals.
|Prudential World Cup 1983||Winner|
|ICC KnockOut 2000||Runners-up|
|ICC Champions Trophy 2002||Winner|
|ICC World Cup 2003||Runners-up|
|ICC World Twenty20 2007||Winner|
|ICC Cricket World Cup 2011||Winner|
|ICC Champions Trophy 2013||Winner|
|ICC World Twenty20 2014||Runners-up|
- ODIs battle
India has defeated Pakistan three times when there were four ODIs being played in England.
|Matches||India Won||Pakistan Won||Tied/NR|
- At the Oval, ODIs battle between India and Pakistan
Predominantly India’s winning percentage is much higher than the Pakistan’s. India won through straight 35.71 and Pakistan 22.22, on the other hand, the winning percentage at the Oval’s ODI. For the ODI at the London ground, for the first time ever India and Pakistan will face each other. The worst stats of Pakistan are in the ratio of 0.285 amongst the teams who won either one of the ODI at the venue.
- ICC ODI events India v Pakistan
ICC Champions Trophy has been luckier for the Indian team as it won consecutive 18 matches so far unlike that of the other teams. While it was a loss of Pakistan in 12, such games in the respective tournament, India defeated Pakistan.
- ICC ODI events at the finals-India v Pakistan
Pakistan has surely stayed on the upper hand in the ODI tournaments finals. Yet India has a consecutive record against Pakistan in The ICC ODI tournaments.
- ODI Final tournaments- India and Pakistan
In the ODI tournaments, Pakistan team’s impressive winning percentage is 42.86 which is much higher than the India’s which is 40.32.
- Former 10 ODIs
India has proved to me marking its way towards being the fan favorites many by winning seven matches in the last 10 India-Pakistan ODIs. The unpredictable Pakistan team has already proved their strength in the tournament so far.
|India||W, W, L, W, L, W, W, W, L, W|
|Pakistan||W, W, W, L, W, W, L, L, L, L|
- ICC Champions Trophy and its overall performances
Here India won its spot at two such occasions one in 2002 that was against Sri Lanka and the other in 2013. New Zealand won the match by defeating India in the finals in 2000. Even with the previous three times defeats in the semi-finals of the Pakistan’s maiden still appeared at the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy.