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India vs Pakistan Final, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli will be under pressure, says Mohammad Amir

Pakistan face an uphill task against title contenders India in the final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Mohammad Amir, who missed Pakistan's semi-final match against England, believes Virat Kohli's wicket will them an advantage.

By: Express Web Desk | Published: June 17, 2017 2:58 pm
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Pakistan face a dwelling challenge against title contenders India in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. After losing their tournament opener against the Men in Blue, Pakistan have turned the tables around and have been blazing throughout. With bowlers doing the job for them in the semi-final match against England, bowling will once again be their strength against India’s extinguishing batting line-up.

After missing the semi-final clash against England due to a back spasm, Mohammad Amir is likely to be fit for selection. Amir, who possess a poor record against India, believes Indian skipper Virat Kohli will be under pressure as he is leading team India in his first big tournament.

“The India team relies on Virat Kohli and he will be under pressure because it’s his first big tournament final as a captain. There’s no doubt that his wicket will give us an advantage,” Amir said.

However, Pakistan have to worry about more than just Kohli as Indian batting line-up boasts the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja. Only concern for the Men in Blue is that their middle order has not spent a lot of time in the middle as their top three batsmen have taken them over the line.

With 317 runs from four matches, Dhawan tops the highest run-scorer list while Rohit (305) and Kohli (253) are placed second and fifth respectively.

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  1. A
    an observer
    Jun 19, 2017 at 2:09 am
    such an elegant captain v kohli is. a thorough gentleman. his speech was so humble. respect. no one has the right to say terrible things about him or the team's overall performance, otherwise they wouldn't have been in the final match today. stop accusing sportsmen of foul things when they lose. your respect will make them more confident only. and your negative criticism will only affect your respect in their eyes. and this statement is for everyone, be it an indian or a Pakistani. it's not a war, for heaven's sake. it's just a sports (an entertainment). welcome your team warmly when they arrive india. they deserve a good welcome for playing so good. your batsmen are the top ones needless to tell you my indian fellows and neighbours. love.
    1. M
      Manmath pal
      Jun 17, 2017 at 10:21 pm
      As more you act as more reaction u will get .plz say more
      1. R
        ramesh ahuja
        Jun 17, 2017 at 9:37 pm
        6 Porkistani players are under pressure and suffering loose motions. Both their ARMY and cricket TEAM are same.
        1. M
          Jun 17, 2017 at 10:02 pm
          Right, and yet, our Media comes up with reports like these, quoting the enemy and let him play 'mind games' with our team. That is why I am always critical of our Media. They are simpletons, with a 'one track' mind of putting down our own side.
          1. Ibrahim Waheed
            Jun 19, 2017 at 3:32 am
            That why Amir took him out.
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