When it's India-Pakistan, it's much more than cricket

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has criticised ex-Pakistan opener Aamir Sohail for criticising skipper Sarfraz Ahmed even though the Green-shirts qualified for the final of the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time ever.

Morgan is the only survivor in England's now much-admired white-ball team from the one Collingwood led to this country's only global trophy to date - at the ICC World Twenty20 in 2010.

Sarfraz and left-arm spinner Imad Wasim are the only members of this Pakistani side who have won an ICC tournament final against India.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah while addressing a press conference on Saturday spoke on India-Pakistan matches at the global level. It will all boil down to how much self-belief Pakistan carry into the game.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had earlier last month sent a legal notice to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for failing to honour the MoU signed between the two cricket boards in 2014.

That will have to wait at least another two years after their untypically meek performance on a slow, used pitch in Cardiff on Wednesday, when they lost their last eight wickets for 83 runs before Pakistan coasted to victory to book their place in this weekend's final at The Oval, where they will face India. As the ball raced to the fence, Sohail mocked Prasad, pointing to the region with the bat as if to say, "Go fetch".

"It's not going to be like back home in the Caribbean or the Asian conditions so it was good to be here for two weeks in advance and trying to get all boxes ticked for the World Cup". These matches have been won for you by someone.

BJP National President Amit Shah has said, India will be among the top prime countries in the world in 2022 when it is completing 75 years of Independence.

Kamran Akmal-Gautam Gambhir: Gautam Gambhir is known to play his cricket with passion.

"They have huge strength in depth as well", said Collingwood. Tempers boiled over after Akmal's confident appeal for caught behind was denied by the umpire.

Gambhir was in the thick of controversy again in 2010 when he clashed with wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal during an Asia Cup game at Dambulla.

However, this does not mean that they do not feel any effects before the game.

  • Julie Sanders