Why Pakistani fans will support India against England in World Cup match?

General view of fans with West Indies flags during the match against New Zealand

Four of Gayle's six runs came from an inside edge where he was fortunate not to play on and his struggles epitomised West Indies' woes, with only five batsmen reaching double figures, two of which were tailenders Kemar Roach (14 not out) and Sheldon Cottrell (10).

It all adds up to a pulsating day's viewing and you will not miss a ball on Sky Sports Cricket World Cup and across our digital platforms. Also, with Colin Munro not topping 24 since he cracked 58 not out in the team's first game in Cardiff on June 1, it may be that his time has run out and Henry Nicholls gets a look-in. "We are taking the World Cup match-by-match", he said. A mad rush for on-line purchase of tickets had begun last summer and it is evident by the overwhelming presence of fans of all overseas teams, often outnumbering neutral or local cricket fans.

The tournament, now in its fourth week, has provided some indicators but there is no obvious and clear pathway ahead in terms of the four semi-finalists.

Every sports team has a tag attached to it - a word or a phrase that condenses the history of that team or the way they play.

Earlier, Ali had also claimed that India will "never want Pakistan" to make it to the semi-finals and that's why the Men in Blue might perform badly and intentionally lose their matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Like India, New Zealand also have 11 points.

Some said that Pakistan cricket captian Sarfaraz Ahmad and his boys have kept them in a hard situation, where now they have to pray for the India's win. However, before these two moments of triumph, Pakistan suffered two consecutive heavy losses against Australia and India, something which should have derailed their entire campaign but didn't.

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While batting at No 5, the stylish left-hander hit a whirlwind 89 to play the lead role in Pakistan's 49-run triumph against South Africa at Lord's.

Chasing Australia's total of 285, England slumped to 26 for three - courtesy of yet more ill-judged shots by James Vince and Morgan - and when potential match-winner Jos Buttler was caught on the square leg boundary for 25 off an innocuous ball in the 28th over with more than 160 still needed, it was effectively all over. They need one win to confirm their place in the semi-finals; after the Lord's match versus Australia await hosts England in Durham on July 3. Since then they couldn't even make the semi-finals and their abysmal performance in the 2015 World Cup Down Under keep them staring down the barrel. They must now beat West Indies and India, and hope a series of other results go their way.

Pakistan, still unpredictable and in disarray, now captained by wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed, is no longer the team, feared by the opponents.

Amid the frenzy of the ongoing Cricket World Cup, Hussain asked Pakistani fans who would they be supporting in the upcoming India versus England encounter at the Cricket World Cup on Sunday.

"It's tough to compare different times [but] I know the last one was quite an aggressive World Cup on the field, mainly from us", Finch said.

The crowd support for all overseas teams, with their traditional garments in national colours, flags, hooters and good-natured banter, continue to liven up the atmosphere. It's going to be a good game, no doubt.

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