India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: This IND-PAK match more crucial than ever, says Waqar Younis

As India takes on Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday, former cricketer, Waqar Younis shared this views about this match between arch-rivals
India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: This IND-PAK match more crucial than ever, says Waqar YounisWaqar Younis shared his thoughts about India-Pakistan ame
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As the much-awaited India vs Pakistan match of ICC World Cup 2019 is just a few days away, former Pakistan cricketer, Waqar Younis, on Thursday said that this time it’s more crucial than ever. “When Pakistan play India it's always a huge game, but their meeting on Sunday is shaping up to be more crucial than ever." Waqar wrote in his column for ICC.

Barring a strong display against hosts, England, Pakistan hasn’t been able to deliver in the tournament. They started off terribly, losing to West Indies in the opener while fell short in the last game with Australia as well. Now, to bounce back and put India on backfoot, the former Pakistan skipper believes that Men in Green need to bring in their ‘A plus’ game,

"It's simple - if Pakistan want to stay in the tournament, they have to bring an 'A plus' performance and win that game," He said. India, having maintained the 100 percent winning record against India in the World Cup, will surely go into this match as favourites, however, knowing Pakistan can stun any opposition on a given day, one can’t predict the encounter so easily.

Waqar while suggesting what can help Pakistan in the match remarked that the Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men should take motivation from Champions Trophy final.

 "Pakistan have got to take positives out of what they did to India in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy a couple of years ago. They must think positively going into this game.

"I hope they have got their best game in the locker for India, who showed against Australia that they are a very fine side," He suggested.    

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