Champions Trophy: Fans decorate double-decker bus to support Team Pakistan

Champions Trophy 2017

Pakistan's coach Mickey Arthur talks with Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed in preparation to their ICC Champions Trophy match against India

Former Pakistan batsman and commentator Ramiz Raja said Indian batting lineup is weak and can be exposed against Pakistan with the liked of pacers Junaid Khan, Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz. The arch-rivals will once against be up against each other in the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

"If we (India) play to our potential, we will definitely go and win the game".

He looked cautious when bowling, but Azhar said he expected Riaz to recover well in time for the match. England, Australia and South Africa.

Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya - two players who will probably be fighting for a place in the team at the tournament in England and Wales - led the scoring for India with knocks of 94 and 80 not out respectively.

After winning two warm-up games against New Zealand and Bangladesh, the Indian team, who have retained several players from the victorious 2013 side, is high on confidence and will be looking to continue their form throughout the tournament.

India were resounding 240-run winners after seam duo Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav reduced Bangladesh to 22-6 in their final warm-up match for the ICC Champions Trophy.

Regular skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and opener Tamim Iqbal did not feature in the game, but the team will still be asked questions for this horrific display. "On your day, you can do anything; we have quality players who can change the game". "It will be the same for both teams and I think fans will enjoy the game", he said.

"They will feel more pressure than us because they will want to win the trophy at home", he observed, adding that they were also not thinking that they had nothing to lose.

"Even without bilateral ties, there's no surprise because of videos and all, but yes playing (against) new bowlers you don't know what magic delivery they have", Gavaskar said at the Aaj Tak Salaam cricket convention in London. Images captured by the drone will provide "rich visual data on pitch conditions such as [the amount of] grass cover, grass health and topology, which will be used to generate daily pitch reports leveraged by commentators during broadcasts".

Like all Indo-Pak encounters, India's opener against Pakistan on June 4 at Edgbaston in Birmingham has already emerged as one of the most talked about subject in this edition of the Champions Trophy.

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