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Champions Trophy: 10 facts about India-Pakistan match on June 4

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London, June 1: Another chapter in India-Pakistan cricket rivalry will unfold on Sunday (June 4) at Edgbaston in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

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Players from both teams are preparing for the high-voltage clash in England. Expectations are high among fans as they await for this big clash. (Tournament guide)

Captains Virat Kohli (left) and Sarfraz Ahmed

Here are 10 facts about India-Pakistan match

1. This will be the 4th meeting between the sides in Champions Trophy

2. Pakistan hold 2-1 advantage over India in Champions Trophy head-to-head record

3. Shoaib Malik is the only player to have featured in all previous 3 India-Pakistan CT contests

4. Malik is set to play in a record 6th Champions Trophy tournament. He was part of 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2013 editions

5. Malik is the only batsman to have scored a century in India-Pakistan matches at CT. He hit 128 off 126 in 2009 to help his team win by 54 runs at Centurion, South Africa

6. This is the 3rd time that Edgbaston ground will host India-Pakistan contest in Champions Trophy. Previously, at the same venue in 2004 and 2013, the two sides met

7. No bowler has taken a 5-wicket haul in India-Pakistan CT contests. The best is 4 wickets by Ashish Nehra (4/55 in 2009), Naveed-ul-Hasan (4/25 in 2004) and Shoaib Akhtar (4/36 in 2004)

8. Sunday's match will be first as captain for Virat Kohli at a senior ICC event. It is the same for Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. Both Kohli and Sarfraz have led their teams to Under-19 World Cup glory. Sarfraz took Pakistan to victory in 2006 (beating India by 38 runs in the final) and India won under Kohli's leadership in 2008 (defeating South Africa by 12 runs via Duckworth/Lewis method in the final)

9. Nine Indians (Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav) and Pakistan's 3 (Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Junaid Khan) from the current squads played in the 2013 edition match

10. According to the International Cricket Council (ICC), all tickets for India-Pakistan match are sold out


Squads

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Kedar Jadhav, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper).

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicketkeeper), Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Fahim Ashraf, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Shadab Khan.

Match starts 3 PM IST - LIVE on Star Sports (Full list of broadcasters)


Previous India-Pakistan contests in Champions Trophy

September 19, 2004 (Edgbaston, England) - Pakistan won by 3 wickets

September 26, 2009 (Centurion, South Africa) - Pakistan won by 54 runs

June 15, 2013 (Edgbaston, England) - India won by 8 wickets (Duckworth/Lewis method)

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Story first published: Thursday, June 1, 2017, 17:35 [IST]
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