India – The last time India took on Pakistan during a high-voltage cricket encounter, left-handed opener Fakhar Zaman stole the limelight with a thunderous knock of 114 to set up a comprehensive 180-run victory for Pakistan in the final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

Summary

  • The last time India took on Pakistan during a high-voltage cricket encounter, left-handed opener Fakhar Zaman stole the limelight with a thunderous knock of 114 to set up a comprehensive 180-run victory for Pakistan in the final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
  • Ahead of the much-anticipated clash against arch-rivals India in Asia Cup 2018, Zaman has claimed that the absence of the regular captain Virat Kohli won’t make a big difference in the outcome of the contest.
  • The Pakistan opener also termed India a world-class side, “India are a world-class side, and I don’t think it’ll make that big a difference for them to not have (Virat) Kohli in the side.
  • Both India and Pakistan have played a lot of cricket since their last meeting in England during Champions Trophy, though Zaman says the “added pressure” of an India-Pakistan cricket match is unimaginable.
  • In absence of Kohli, Rohit Sharma will lead the 16-member India squad in the upcoming Asia Cup 2018, starting from September 15.


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