Great news for Pakistan team ahead of India clash

He said that every ground has three pitches given to them and depending on how the grounds come back from the first three games that they play determine which pitches they use, but they're not allowed to prepare all of them. Meanwhile has always reiterated that she supports India despite being married to a Pakistani.

Eoin Morgan thinks England failed to adapt to the conditions in Cardiff after they checked out of the Champions Trophy with an embarrassing eight-wicket semi-final defeat to Pakistan. After bundling the hosts for 210, the Sarfraz Ahmed-led side chased down the total inside 38 overs.

Pakistan, without their leading fast bowler Mohammad Amir due to injury, bowled England out for 211 with 23-year-old seamer Hasan Ali taking three wickets to earn the man-of-the-match award.

Big-hitting Stokes was in a restrained mood, failing to hit a single boundary and scoring 11 singles at the start.

On a Cardiff ground where they chased more than 300 to beat England in an ODI past year, Pakistan completed Wednesday's pursuit with a mammoth 77 balls to spare when Mohammad Hafeez pulled Stokes for four.

"Credit goes to the bowlers and the batters who finished it very well", Sarfraz said.

"I think (Amir) has a little bit of back spasm". But, former skipper of team India, Sourav Ganguly and spinner Harbhajan singh quashed his remarks by saying 'they have worked hard to reach here (final) and definitely, this is not the right thing for Pakistan cricket. "He's our best strike bowler". "They took Joe Root".

During the qualifying round, Pakistan will play four matches.

Hasan said he is not feeling pressure ahead of the high-octane final match and will seek to gain the "golden ball", awarded to the top wicket-taker of the tournament, with a relaxed mind. A turnaround in the tournament that only Pakistan could have completed. He is No. 7 in the ICC all-rounder rankings but had an all-round miserable game. That's more important for us, that our cricket is going to improve.

Pakistan was defeated in their opening group stage match by India.

Although Azhar was bowled by Jake Ball, Babar and Mohammad Hafeez accelerated towards the finish line.

Pakistan then held their nerve in a three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Monday - a virtual quarter-final for both sides.

  • Julie Sanders