India vs Pakistan 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup IND vs PAK

Indian cricket team has only had two matches in this cricket world cup so far and are having their third match of the tournament against Pakistan today. Interestingly, many on social media, particularly from Pakistan, are accusing the Indian side of having manipulated the pitches in their favor to win matches.

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This comes particularly after their wins over two big names in the tournament: South Africa and Australia. Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has weighed-in on this issue and has commented on the situation. Let us take a closer look:

Shoaib Akhtar Comments on Accusations of Indian Cricket Team Manipulating Pitches

Akhtar, who has been the poster-child of controversy over the past several years, has made a surprising remark defending arch-rivals India! In a statement, he said that it is almost impossible to influence the English groundsmen and they don’t even listen to their own players when it comes to preparing the pitch before the match!

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Shoaib Akhtar’s word is likely to shut all the speculations up as he has been one of the most vocal critics of the Indian team in the past. Him supporting the Indian cricket team certainly carries a strong message for the critics!

India VS Pakistan Cricket Match: Who is Expected to Win?

These comments come just as India and Pakistan gear up to face each other at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

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The Indian cricket team is the odds-on favorite to win this match and is expected to easily beat the Pakistan side in India vs Pakistan cricket match.