Can Pakistan finally beat India in the World Cup?: The Cricket Pod

In this episode, Aaqib Javed, the former Pakistan fast bowler, highlights the importance of winning the toss and batting first, and The National’s sports team discuss what it will take for Pakistan to end India’s unbeaten run against them

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This week on The Cricket Pod, former Pakistan fast bowler Aaqib Javed reflects on his memories playing India at the Cricket World Cup.

Aaqib, who was in the thick of action during the 1992 and 1996 editions, also gives insight into Pakistan's poor head-to-head record against their arch-rivals on the game's biggest stage (they have lost all six matches) and how they can break the jinx at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The trick, the former UAE coach reckons, is to win the toss and bat first.

But, the question on the minds of many Pakistan supporters will be whether Sarfaraz Ahmed's men can get rid of what Aaqib describes as a "mind block" against the men in blue, and make it seventh time lucky in the stadium at Manchester.

Also in this episode:

  • Paul Radley, Graham Caygill and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil discuss key statistics from previous India-Pakistan cup matches that need consideration as the two rivals lock horns for the seventh time at the World Cup.
  • Kadalayil provides his take on why Indian supporters need to take a chill pill ahead of the big match.
Former Pakistan fast bowler Aaqib Javed took two wickets against India during their meeting in the 1992 World Cup. Delores Johnson / The National

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