Sourav Ganguly said that in order to have any sort of footing in the game, Pakistan will have to bowl exactly the way they bowled to England in the semi-final and restrict India to 250. Legendary batsman Sourav Ganguly lauded India’s strong team performance throughout the Icc Champions Trophy campaign and said that Pakistan are too worked up while playing against India and they don’t stand a chance in the final. “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. Ganguly went on to praise India’s collective performance on the field and pointed at the strength the bowling setup has brought to the team.
“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.” Ganguly said he felt that the final would be a one-sided affair with the Indian team shining bright yet again. “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 said.