Expats in UAE gear up for India-Pakistan World Cup match

And after booking that huge loss, the insurance companies are not willing to take any risk in the India vs. Pakistan match.

However, one thing which can ruin the mood of both the players and the fans is rain. In a Twitter message, the points table says rain has won all three matches it has played and has six points in its kitty.

Pakistan, on the other hand, started off on the backfoot as they were steamrolled by West Indies in their first match.

Tennis star Sania Mirza and celebrity commentator Harsha Bhogle have called the advertisements "cringeworthy" saying there was no need to "hype up" the India-Pakistan match with rubbish.

He added that Indian team doesn't take much pressure of the opponent they're facing.

Four games in, Pakistan seem no closer to finding their best XI than they were when they arrived in England. The Pakistan match is an opportunity to not only continue their winning run against the arch-rivals but make sure the World Cup campaign is also not off track. However, the 30-year-old has always been a big-match player for India and is the only Indian batsman to have scored a hundred against Pakistan in the World Cup (Adelaide, 2015). When India and Pakistan last met in the 2015 World Cup, India won by 76 runs. "Some fans bought tickets for Nottingham from external websites and they don't know if they will get a refund", he said. They lag behind India in that area too.

Chaudhry is a well-known businessman and figure within the Pakistani community in Southall, and an estimated 300 Pakistan fans will gather in his restaurant to watch the World Cup match on giant screens.

In response to that, Pakistan's Jazz TV used a spoof of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to create hype over the match. This was at Centurion in South Africa in the 2003 World Cup, when India went on to reach the final against Australia, the eventual winners.

India's first overseas Test century was also scored at the Old Trafford in 1936.

This is the biggest game for India and Pakistan in the World Cup round robin, given the tension between the two neighbours.

My all time India/Pakistan Combined team in ODIs ... When I was bowling well, even when I was not taking wickets, from captain to coach to bowling coach and my team-mates, everyone supported me.

  • Julie Sanders