Sarfraz, Imad: Pakistanis to win an ICC final vs India

Hasan paid tribute to the influence of Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, himself a vastly experienced former global seam-bowling all-rounder who also spent several seasons in English county cricket, notably with Oval-based Surrey.

Pakistan's fielding and catching was exceptional in their rout of England at Cardiff, and would need to be on top of its game, if they are to push India in a crunch game.

Throughout the tournament, Pakistan has proven that its bowling is its stronger suit with the skill and guile of players like Hassan Ali and Imad Wasim, who've both impressed me hugely.

Hasan's impressive array of skills were on show during Pakistan's dominant eight-wicket semi-final win in Cardiff on Wednesday against an England side previously unbeaten in the tournament.

India will be fancied to beat Canada as well, and they will want to put up a much better performance, not just to take all the points, but also to build some much-needed confidence, because after this match is the big one against Pakistan, on Sunday.

He said, the Narendra Modi led government has implemented many schemes in various sectors successfully. While the Pakistani team put a valiant effort into the match they were too demoralized by their earlier defeats in the Cup and the Indian team proved too capable. However this match is basically membered in Pakistan as the moment that Shahid Afridi emerged as a cricketer of global fame by first scoring 141 runs from 191 balls and later by claiming three wickets from 54 runs in the same match.

Arch rivals Pakistan and India is set to clash in final of ICC Champions Trophy tomorrow.

Hasan's exuberant celebration when he takes a wicket, with the bowler leaping high in the air, with arms and legs then going out at different angles, has become one of the signature sights of this Champions Trophy. Unfortunately for Pakistan its T20 jinx prevailed as Misbah-ul-Haq wasn't been able to guide his country to the championship title. The Indian side played valiantly. Except for their first group game against India, the plan has worked. India also drew a crucial match against them at the 2016 Rio Olympics. On this match the nation had hoped that the boys in green would bring home a win.

The Asia Cup 2014 match was one of the most memorable ones played between India and Pakistan. You have done nothing special.

  • Joanne Flowers