India and Pakistan are all set to clash in Birmingham in the 'Mother of all cricket clashes' on Sunday in the Champions Trophy.Pakistan has won the toss in the upcoming marquee clash and has put India in to bat. India has left senior spinner and talismanic all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin out of the match whereas Junaid Khan hasn't been considered for the match by Pakistan.
News Nation has tied up with Lahore-based Pakistan media house '92 News channel' to do a combined coverage of the Ind-Pak clash covering the pre-match analysis, potential playing eleven and the in-depth team previews before the commencement of the match. The expert panel of 92 news channel includes Pakistan cricketers Sohail Tanvir and Yasir Shah to air their views on the high-voltage clash.
Meanwhile, Nation Nation has included former Indian cricketers Maninder Singh and Amit Bhandari on their guest list to give their expert opinion on the clash. News Nation Sports Desk is doing an exclusive Facebook Live on the match where our experts are doing a pre-match analysis on the strength of both the squads and form of the teams.
The Indian team is ranked 3 in the ICC ODI rankings whereas Pakistan is ranked 8. Whereas India has an upper hand in the World Cup clashes against their arch-rivals, Pakistan has won more matches as far as head-to-head record is concerned in the Champions Trophy. Pak has won two matches to India's one in CT and India will look to set the record straight.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
Pakistan (Playing XI): Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali