Kohli turns off social media ahead of Pakistan clash

India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy 2017

The spin duo of Imad Wasim and Mohammad Hafeez alongside medium-pacer Rumman Raees - who made his debut in the semi-finals - will look to provide depth and variation to the Pakistan bowling line-up.

"They are ranked higher than us - so everyone is talking about India, India". But neither of the teams will take each other lightly, and will expect tough competition. We went on to win that match.

"It carried that momentum to the England match, where everything clicked and now it has another opportunity to face arch-rival India in the final", Hussey explained.

India and Pakistan are playing each other after 10 years in an ICC tournament final.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a CAB first division league match between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, Saha said: "India are overall favourites in every department".

"The more relaxed you stay in these situations it's a good thing, because it helps you take better decisions when you are composed and calm mentally". "A score of 300 will be par for the course", said Sarfraz.

"What is important is how many players do you have in your team who are willing to put up their hands and perform on that day".

"As I said last time, it's just another game of cricket".

The Sarfraz Ahmed-led side has depended on their bowlers to deliver the goods and despite the absence of prime bowlers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir in the latter half, have not suffered.

Both the Pakistani openers - Azhar and Fakhar Zaman - smashed fifties, seeing Pakistan off to a soaring start as India rued missed chances.

Kohli has 253 runs in the tournament thus far off 252 deliveries and has been dismissed just once - a fifth ball duck against Sri Lanka when he nicked off to a ball in the channel.

Going into the match, India would be high on confidence having comprehensively defeated their Asian neighbour by 124 runs in the group stage.

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