The moment which all the die-hard fans were waiting for is finally here as arch-rivals India and Pakistan will be facing off against each other at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. This will be the seventh World Cup meeting between both the sides. The Men In Blue will look to continue their unbeaten run in the showpiece event while Pakistan will be eager to register their maiden win against India in World Cups.
However, there is a bad news for all the die-hard cricket fans out there as rain will play a spoilsport in Sunday's big-ticket encounter. Both India and Pakistan have borne the brunt of their respective matches getting washed out previously. Pakistan had to split points with Sri Lanka after their June 7 clash was washed away without a ball being bowled while India's previous encounter against New Zealand also had to be abandoned due to rain.
When asked about the possibility of playing a rain-curtailed match during the press conference, Indian skipper Virat Kohli said that he and his team will be ready to overcome any challenge that they will be facing at that point of time.
"Well, it's in no one's hands. We have been in these situations many times in our careers and we will just have to wait and see how the weather pans out. Whatever amount of game we get, a full game will be outstanding. You have to be mentally ready to go in there and need to do what we need to do."
The Men In Blue are undefeated in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with convincing wins over South Africa and reigning World Champions Australia respectively. Their previous match against New Zealand at Trent Bridge was washed away due to rain. At the same time, India will also be without the services of Shikhar Dhawan for a few games as he had injured his finger during the clash against Australia where he had scored a match-winning innings of a 109-ball 117.