The Males in Blue have an unbeaten file towards their arch-rivals within the 50-overs mega occasion.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. (Picture by GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Photographs)

India has an unimaginable file towards Pakistan within the historical past of the World Cup. The groups first locked horns again in 1992 on the Sydney Cricket Floor and the Males in Blue got here out trumps by 43 runs. Ever since Pakistan has misplaced 5 matches in a row. Fairly expectantly, India is being deemed because the agency favourites to win their conflict on June 16 on the Previous Trafford in Manchester.

There was a doubt over internet hosting the marque conflict after the Pulwama Assaults in February, however the match is about to happen as per scheduled as of now. Within the meantime, Indian left-handed batsman Suresh Raina feels that India has each probability of rolling over their arch-rivals and keep it up with their unbeaten streak within the event that’s thought-about as the top of ODI cricket.

“I don’t suppose that at this level of time, any of the gamers shall be interested by the Pakistan match as a result of we have to do properly in our preliminary matches and if we can win these matches then I don’t suppose there shall be a difficulty for the Pakistan match,” Raina was quoted as saying within the Asian Age.

“However in case we lose some the matches then I can say that there shall be strain on India for the Pakistan match… but when we win the primary three matches then I don’t suppose our World Cup file goes to interrupt.. and Pakistan can not beat us..,” he talked about.

We now have a very good squad for this World Cup: Raina

India introduced their 15-member provisional squad in April and didn’t make any modifications to the squad. Nevertheless, Virat Kohli and Co misplaced their first warm-up contest towards New Zealand however got here again to thump Bangladesh. Raina, who’s at the moment not in rivalry for a berth within the Indian staff, feels reckons that India has a balanced squad and likewise understands the significance of a very good begin.

“We now have a very good squad for this World Cup with high quality gamers and they’re actually doing good in all of the departments particularly in batting and bowling. On this World Cup, we should play 9 matches and a very good begin is essential,” Raina added.

India’s first match of the extravaganza is towards South Africa, captained by Faf du Plessis, on June 5 on the Rose Bowl in Southampton.