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India vs Pakistan Final Prediction

  • Jun 18, 2017
  • 15:00:00, GMT +5:30
  • Kennington Oval - London, England
2017-06-18 15:00:00
India IND India
Pakistan PAK Pakistan

Betting Tips

  • India will be the more confident side as they outplayed Pakistan earlier in the group stage of the tournament.
  • Pakistan will come with a lot more self-belief after having knocked out hosts England in the semi-final.
  • India have done well against Pakistan in recent times and have four wins in the last five meetings with them.
India

Our Pick India are favorites to win

Who will win Ind vs Pak Champions Trophy 2017, Final Match?

India crushed Bangladesh in their semi-final game at Birmingham and have set up a high-voltage final against Pakistan. This ultimate showdown of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is scheduled to be played on June 18 at the Kennington Oval, London. The match will begin at 10:30 AM local time.

Ind vs Pak CT 2017: Where to watch/Live streaming

TV channels: Star Sports 1, Fox Sports, SkySports, Channel 9

Live Streaming: Hotstar, Bet365, Foxtel

Toss Prediction

There is a huge toss bias at the Kennington Oval. Since 12 of the past 16 one-day internationals here have been won by the side that has fielded first, the team that wins the toss in this match will certainly want to have a bowl first. We strongly suggest placing a bet on India if they bat second as they have emerged victors the last four times they have chased at this ground in ODIs.

Read on for team previews, latest betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for Ind vs Pak final, Champions Trophy 2017....

India vs Pakistan

India Team News & Playing 11

Team News

There are no injury scares in the Indian team ahead of this blockbuster final and the selectors might not be too keen on disturbing the winning combination. So expect India to go unchanged against Pakistan.

Key Players

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma seem to be in a race to finish as the tournament's leading run-scorer with 317 and 304 runs respectively. Dhawan has batted brilliantly in all four games so far and he will be the key to India's batting. Virat Kohli is also among the runs and the team will want him to continue his good nick. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have been the standout performers with the ball for India. The former has taken the most wickets for the side and he will be expected to strike early on Sunday.

Recent Form

India's nine-wicket thrashing of Bangladesh in the semi-final was their fifth win in the seven one-day internationals they have played so far this year. The team's batting has looked formidable right from the start of the tournament and their bowlers too have done well in restricting sides to modest totals on good batting surfaces.

India Predicted Playing 11

  • V Kohli (c), RG Sharma, S Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (wk), KM Jadhav, HH Pandya, RA Jadeja, R Ashwin, B Kumar, JJ Bumrah

Pakistan Team News & Playing 11

Team News

Pakistan's pace sensation Mohammad Amir suffered a back spasm ahead of the semi-final clash against England and was thus ruled out of the game. The status of his recovery is unknown at the moment which means the team could persist with Rumman Raees who made his ODI debut in the last game if Amir is not declared fit.

Key Players

Azhar Ali has scored the most runs for Pakistan this Champions Trophy and has two fifties to his name, one of which came against India in the first game. So the team will be hoping for another good knock from him. Fakhar Zaman has also been very impressive having hit two fifties in the first three ODIs of his career, making him another batsman to watch out for. Hasan Ali is topping the bowling charts with 10 wickets. The fast bowler has taken three wickets in each of his previous three matches and he will be the biggest threat for India.

Recent Form

Everyone wrote Pakistan off after their hammering in the first game against India but the team, against all odds, then went on to beat South Africa, Sri Lanka and tournament favorites England to enter the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Pakistan will now be coming into this match having won five of their last six ODIs.
 

Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

  • Sarfraz Ahmed (c/wk), Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Rumman Raees/Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan

 

Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)

India: W W L W L

Pakistan: W W W L W

 

­India vs Pakistan Head to Head in ODIs

India and Pakistan have never been head-to-head in the 50-overs format at the Kennington Oval. Overall, the two teams have played 124 ODIs against each other in the past of which 72 have been won by the latter. However, India have beaten Pakistan four times in their last five encounters.

­India vs Pakistan Betting Odds

Even a comfortable eight-wicket win over the hosts and the tournament's strongest contenders England in the semi-final has not earned them the favorites tag for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final. Though they have played like champions in their last three matches, bookmakers are not very confident about their chances against a side that beat them fair and square in the group stage. Pakistan are therefore outsiders at 3 with Betfair and 2.75 with Bet365. India may not be coming with a win over a top ranked team, but their dominance over Pakistan in ICC tournaments has made them start as favorites to win at 1.49 with betfair and 1.44 with bet365.

­India vs Pakistan Prediction

Their humiliating defeat at the hands of India earlier in the tournament served as a good wake up call for Pakistan. All of a sudden, they have found springs in their steps and it has been a marvellous effort by the young Pakistani team to reach the finals from the brink of an early exit. However, a major issue lies before them - that of Mohammad Amir's availability. It will be a big blow to their chances if their spearhead misses out. Also, this being their first game of the tournament at the Oval, adaptability concerns are brought to the fore.

India on the other hand have already played two games at this venue in the tournament which means they will take lesser time to get accustomed to the conditions. They also have a better win-loss ratio over here as compared to their arch-rivals apart from striking a better balance between their batting and bowling departments. This is a high pressure game and we predict defending champions India to hold their nerves and retain the Champions Trophy.

Final Verdict: Back India to beat Pakistan in the final match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at 1.49 with betfair and 1.44 with bet365.

 

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