World Cup 2019: India will beat Pakistan again, says Kapil Dev

first_img Next World Cup 2019: India will beat Pakistan again, says Kapil DevIndia and Pakistan will face each other in the most anticipated clash of World Cup 2019 on June 16 in Manchester. Both teams have faced each other six times in the World Cup and each time, Men in Blue have come out on top.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJune 12, 2019UPDATED: June 12, 2019 18:51 IST India have never lost to Pakistan in a ICC World Cup match (Reuters Photo)1983 World Cup winning India captain Kapil Dev has said that he sees Virat Kohli and boys as favourites in their upcoming 2019 World Cup clash against Pakistan.”We have started very well by winning the first two matches comfortably,” said Kapil on Wednesday. “Hopefully the team continues playing in this manner and the weather doesn’t cause any problems.”India’s match against Pakistan is scheduled to be played on June 16 before which India play New Zealand on Thursday. The Virat Kohli-led team has played South Africa and Australia thus far and won both matches. “I hope the team plays to the best of its abilities. India will certainly win the match because they are playing better at the moment.”In my time Pakistan used to be favourites whenever we played them. Today it is India who are the better team — we are above them in the rankings and are playing better cricket,” the 60-year-old said.Kapil also said that he would have liked to see Yuvraj Singh play one last time in Indian colours. 37-year-old Yuvraj, who was Man of the Tournament when India won the 2011 World Cup, announced his retirement from international cricket and Indian Premier League on Monday.”A player like Yuvraj should be given a final send-off from the ground. I would have liked to see that because he has played some fantastic cricket in his career. We need leaders like Yuvraj because he is an icon for the coming generation. I’d like to congratulate him for his extraordinary career,” he said.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Sania Mirza blasts cringeworthy’ TV ads ahead of India-Pakistan matchAlso Read | Mohammad Amir opened up on spot-fixing after Shahid Afridi slapped him: Abdul RazzaqAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs PakistanFollow Kapil Devlast_img read more