Hey Cricket Lovers World cup is back. World cup is back in Australia and New Zealand and it comes once in a generation. The last time when it went there; Pakistan team became the world champion by beating England in the finals under Imran Khan and blistering performances by Wasim Akram, Miandad and Inzamam ul haq.
Today was the first day of World Cup 2015 and it start with a convincing win from the hosting nations. About 85000+ were the attendees in the match of Australia vs England. But the real thing will happen when more than half a billion will be watching Pakistan vs India… of course they can’t come in Adelaide ground at a time, yes they will be having there eyes sticking with the TV at 8:00 am on Sunday when people are mostly in deep sleep.
If we see the history of WC between India and Pak clearly Indians are the champions with 5-0. Indians looking to make it as 6-0 where as Pakistan will be looking to make it as 5-1. Of course golden numbers for both the teams. Looking towards the recent performance of both the teams India is doing pretty badly they have been in misery in Australia since last four months and they looking restless; I don’t know how they will going to makeup and will stay there for world cup. Remember they are the defending world champion. They have no Sachin, Sehwag, Yuvraj, Harbhajan and Zaheer who played key role in WC 2011 yet Dhoni and Kholi are there whereas in Pakistan there are Afridi, Younus, Akmal, Misbah, Wahabb Riaz and Ahmed Shehzad present yet no Ajmal and Gul also. Both teams have not a convincing bowling lineup so you can expect that there will be a good total. I think Pakistan have bright chance of winning. But there are some things which I should not forgot India’s batting looks strong by having Rohit, Kholi, Rahane and Dhoni (he is not at his best). Pakistan batting has got talent but not applied with their best. Out of them Misbah is the most reliable and for a team whose captain looks good is always booster for other players.
On paper Pakistan batting looks a bit fragile than India where as vice versa in bowling which always remained a trend. But you have to say that Indian team does not loose its composure even in WC 1999 and 2003 where Pakistan team had world’s best bowling line up still Indian batsman played a bit well than Pakistan team.
Let see what will happen on 15/Feb/2015 and we see who wins, but I am looking for a great start of World Cup. Remember this is the first match and many matches to come for both the teams and they must not forget there focus should be World Cup not just the offing match.