Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final

I am sure it will be a well-contested final: Kohli

Baker Street, home to the famous fictional detective character Sherlock Holmes is only half-an-hour's drive from the Oval which will host the ICC Champions Trophy final Sunday, between India and Pakistan. He was calmness personified, exuding an impression that things are under control.

"Barring one match (against Sri Lanka) India have done well in every department and they are the overall favourites". So what we've produced after that doesn't come as any surprise because that's how we trained, and that's what we worked at. The fact that many feel Pakistan have done splendidly well just to get to this point, does ease the weight of expectations on them, which could prove to be a crucial factor in this CT 2017 final.

"Let's hope we can put out our A game again tomorrow", he said, "because if we can, and I said it before the England game, if we put our A game together and do the basics well, we can beat anybody".

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. Pakistan's bowling may have improved after their shambolic first game, but India's batting has been rock steady.

"The India game was an aberration", Arthur said in Saturday's pre-match press conference.

The 32-year-old, however, acknowledged that a final is an altogether different ball game and added that it could all come down to which team manages to maintain a better composure in a high-pressure situation such as tomorrow's clash.

Pakistan were abject in the field in their first match against Edgbaston, and inspired thereafter. Pakistan has simply been the Pakistan of forever: in crisis one moment, inspired the next. The team possesses a batting line-up that can destroy any attack.

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"No team in the tournament is guaranteed a victory as whichever team performs on that day will win". The trio of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli have combined for 81.4 percent of all India's runs in the competition. Their scores combined totals a staggering 874.

Although the Pakistan team doesn't have the same pedigree as the Indians, they have been some notable performances by their young opener Fakhar Zaman, leggie Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali and seam duo of Mohammad Aamir and Junaid Khan which sparked up the team's journey to the finals.

India's dominance extended to the rest of their tournament run, where they scored a tournament-best 1098 runs en route to the final.

Pakistan's bowlers, however, are only second, having claimed 18 wickets over the same period. If India beat South Africa and Bangladesh in the knockout games, it was largely down to strong bowling in the middle overs. Sarfraz and left-arm spinner Imad Wasim are the only members of this Pakistani side who have won an ICC tournament Final against India.

A source told The Asian Age, "Ever since modern technology has kicked in, people have stopped using personal bookies and started placing their bets online".

India and Pakistan have had divergent fortunes over the past decade.

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