However, ahead of the grand finale to be played in The Oval on June 18, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly reckoned that Pakistan don’t stand a chance against India, who are “just too far ahead”.
“I just get a feeling that sometimes when they play India, either they are too worked up, they don’t stand a chance,” Ganguly said to India Today.
“The Pakistan I saw against South Africa, Sri Lanka and even England, it’s not the Pakistan I see against India. I don’t know how there can be such a big difference between a side in a matter of one day or one game,” Ganguly added.
According to Ganguly, a former No.2 batsman in the world by ICC ODI Batsman Rankings, shared his feelings that the final match is most likely to be a one-sided affair with India having the upper hand, just like what happened a couple of weeks ago when these to teams had met each other in the group phase of the tournament.
“India are too far ahead. They have looked a solid team. No holes, no weaknesses in this Indian side. Yes in the past it was like, India have a strong batting line-up but the fast bowling people would say India are not good enough to pick wickets but Indian fast bowling has just been superb.”
“I’m just a little worried that the final may go the same way (India’s tournament opener against Pakistan. I hope it’s a great final because you expect world titles to be fought very hard and I hope Pakistan stand up and compete,” Ganguly added.