World Cup 2019 — India vs Pakistan: 6 key players to watch out for

First Published 16, Jun 2019, 9:53 AM IST

Manchester: The big day is upon us. It is Sunday (June 16) and fans are eagerly waiting for the India-Pakistan clash at the ICC World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford in Manchester. The ‘men in blue’ start as favourites considering their recent form and World Cup record against Pakistan. India have never lost a World Cup match to the ‘men in green’, holding 6-0 advantage. Today’s match could be decided by these six men, watch out for them.

India captain Virat Kohli is key to the team's success. Not only his batting but also his captaincy will be test in this big clash. In the 2015 World Cup, Kohli hit a century against Pakistan helping India win. He won the Man-of-the-match award back then

India captain Virat Kohli is key to the team's success. Not only his batting but also his captaincy will be test in this big clash. In the 2015 World Cup, Kohli hit a century against Pakistan helping India win. He won the Man-of-the-match award back then

Pakistan's batting will depend on Babar Azam. If he fires, the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led can think of posting a big score while batting first. Even in the run-chase he holds key

Pakistan's batting will depend on Babar Azam. If he fires, the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led can think of posting a big score while batting first. Even in the run-chase he holds key

Jasprit Bumrah, arguably the world's best bowler across formats, will be raring to go and continue his fine form. Bumrah will lead India's bowling attack

Jasprit Bumrah, arguably the world's best bowler across formats, will be raring to go and continue his fine form. Bumrah will lead India's bowling attack

Just like Bumrah, Mohammad Amir too is the one to watch out for in this match, when it comes to bowling. Thanks to Amir's spell Pakistan defeated India in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final when the two teams last met in England

Just like Bumrah, Mohammad Amir too is the one to watch out for in this match, when it comes to bowling. Thanks to Amir's spell Pakistan defeated India in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final when the two teams last met in England

Yuzvendra Chahal is India's main weapon in spin bowling. Though Pakistani batsmen are good players of spin, Chahal has the skills to come out trumps as he has shown in recent times

Yuzvendra Chahal is India's main weapon in spin bowling. Though Pakistani batsmen are good players of spin, Chahal has the skills to come out trumps as he has shown in recent times

Hardik Pandya needs to fire in this big match. He too has been in good nick right from the Indian Premier League (IPL 2019). He played an outstanding knock against Australia. He was the batting star when India collapsed against Pakistan in Champions Trophy 2017 final

Hardik Pandya needs to fire in this big match. He too has been in good nick right from the Indian Premier League (IPL 2019). He played an outstanding knock against Australia. He was the batting star when India collapsed against Pakistan in Champions Trophy 2017 final

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