India opened their World Cup campaign with convincing victories over Australia and Afghanistan, while Pakistan also won their first two games against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka.
Prior to playing in front of his home audience in coloured cricket for the first time, and in the current World Cup against Pakistan, India’s bowling captain Jasprit Bumrah stated he relies on his abilities and doesn’t give much thought to the outcome. The tearaway stated during India’s previous match against Afghanistan that the ball was coming really well off the bat from the very first over, which is why the pacers attempted to hit hard lengths in an effort to force batters to play “difficult shots.” She was speaking at a press conference prior to the thrilling match against Pakistan on Saturday.
The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the largest cricket amphitheatre in the world, would provide the ideal setting for the two countries to rekindle their rivalry over cricket on a weekend.
In the quadrennial showpiece, Pakistan is aiming for their first World Cup victory against their neighbours, while the hosts would want to maintain their winning streak and, more importantly, maintain their bragging rights about not losing to their bitter rivals in seven World Cup encounters.
Having won their opening two games, both teams have gotten off to a great start in the tournament, which should make Saturday’s matchup even more thrilling.