Dhaka, June 16 (UNB) — In the much-awaited game of the ongoing World Cup at Manchester, Pakistan won the toss and opted to bowl first against India on Sunday.
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said due to the overcast condition, he opted to bowl first. He also said Pakistan team is not bothered with the previous result against India in the World Cups.
Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, also said he would have bowled first considering the condition as well.
Before heading to the match, India remained unbeaten in the 10-nation fray after winning two of their first three games with the other match against New Zealand being washed out due to rain in Trent Bridge on Thursday.
On the other hand, Pakistan lost two of their first four games. They beat hosts England by 14 runs and the other match against Sri Lanka was washed out.
Pakistan have so far played six matches against their archrival India in the World Cups, but failed to register any win. So, this time, they are keen to end their winning drought in the World Cup.
They faced each other in a World Cup in England at the same venue back in 1999 where India came up victorious by 47 runs.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Pakistan (Playing XI): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir.