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Pakistan don’t stand a chance to beat India: Raina


India’s experienced campaigner Suresh Raina is pretty much confident that Pakistan don’t stand a chance to outsmart India in all aspects of the game in the world cup. According to Raina, even if the match tilts in Pakistan’s favour, India would surely manage to find a way to come through with flying colours.

Pakistan don't stand a chance to beat India: Raina
Virat Kohli gives a customary handshake to Pakistan players

Raina is confident that if India can gain some extra bit of momentum in their opening fixtures of the marquee event, then there is no possibility of arch-rivals, Pakistan outclassing them.

The veteran who is not in the Indian cricket team right now is an Indian cricket fan like many others and he believes that the record of 6 consecutive wins in as many meetings will remain as pure as the driven snow when they clash with Pakistan on June 16 at the Old Trafford in Manchester.

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“I do not think that at this point of time, any of the players will be thinking about the Pakistan match because we need to do well in our initial matches and if we will be able to win those matches then I do not think there will be an issue for the Pakistan match,” Raina said.

“But in case we lose some the matches, then I can say that there will be pressure on India for the Pakistan match, but if we win the first three matches then I do not think our World Cup record is going to break and Pakistan cannot beat us,” the 32-year-old cricketer echoed.

With all the bases covered, the team should provide a good start to their World Cup campaign and tick the boxes of consistency and that’s what Raina also believes.

“We have a good squad for this World Cup with quality players and they are really doing good in all the departments especially in batting and bowling. In this World Cup, we will have to play nine matches and a good start is very important,” Raina said.

The men in blue will start their first match of the tournament against South Africa on June 5 at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Southampton.

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