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Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has made it clear that the national team is “mentally ready to take on India on Sunday”.
In addition to the team, Azam is also “prepared” for the game and will no doubt be looking for a big score.
In the four World Cup games Pakistan have played, Azam scored 22 against the West Indies, 63 against England and 30 against Australia. He didn’t bat against Sri Lanka as that match was washed out.
Pakistan will play India in Manchester, and the men in green will be looking to snap their winless streak against their arch-rivals as India have triumphed in their six World Cup meetings to date.
However, Pakistan can take confidence from the fact that they demolished India by 180 runs in the Champions Trophy final in 2017.
“I am prepared for this game, everyone in the team is prepared. The team is mentally ready to take on India on Sunday,” Azam was quoted as saying by Geo.tv.
“Everyone is eager to do well. Pakistan versus India is always an exciting match as everyone has eyes on this game.
“Our win against India in the final of the Champions Trophy remains an inspiration for us ahead of this game. That is a moment we can never forget.”