The attention of the cricketing world now shifts towards the high-stakes contest between Pakistan and India at Old Trafford. The grandest of all rivalries, the Pakistan-India clash is expected to play out in front of a sell-out stadium while more than a billion viewership is forecasted during the match.
India’s strong batting lineup will be in action against the hostile Pakistani quicks boasting the likes of Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz. In the absence of Shikhar Dhawan, the onus is now on the duo of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to perform against Pakistan and maintain India’s unbeaten streak over the Men in Green in World Cups.
Analyzing Kohli and Rohit’s averages against the usual foes, the two have not been exceptionally dominant against Pakistan but have done decently well. Rohit fares at 44.61 while Kohli is slightly better with 45.90 against Pakistan.
Kohli’s last World Cup meeting versus Pakistan, however, saw a match-winning century from him whereas Rohit himself scored a brilliant hundred when the two sides previously met in the Asia Cup.