Hold your horses: it’s India v Pakistan
“IT’S not just a game of cricket, it’s a lot more than that.”
Those are the words of former Pakistan captain Asif Iqbal before arguably the biggest match in sport this year.
Today, Edgbaston will host India vs Pakistan in the Champions Trophy group stage.
More than a billion fans from all over the world, both Pakistan and Indian natives and those with heritage from those countries, will turn their attention to the West Midlands.
Their last 50-over meeting was in the 2015 World Cup in Australia, when India ran out comfortable winners.
India v Pakistan is a rivalry which has evolved from being solely about borders and political bragging rights to one where cricketing supremacy is a major source of pride. —