India vs Pakistan, Cricket World Cup 2019 LIVE: Weather report, updates, scorecard, team and toss news

Around 800,000 people applied for tickets for India vs Pakistan, one of the stand-out tie in the World Cup, and there will be many millions watching around the world.

The mental approach from each team has been mixed, Virat Kohli urged his teammates to be ‘professional’, while Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur urged his side to go out and become heroes.

Bad weather has already forced three matches to be abandoned, a World Cup record, and there concern that the tie at Old Trafford would be a complete washout, but there is clear skies forecast until around 1pm, where things could get interesting with the rain.

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  • Callum Rice-Coates
  • 16 June 2019 10:28

I’m telling our players in the dressing room, you could be a hero tomorrow. Your careers are going to be defined by a moment in the game.

You do something incredible tomorrow, you’ll be remembered forever. I saw some stats which said the soccer World Cup final attracted 1.6bn viewers. Tomorrow is likely to get 1.5bn. It doesn’t get bigger than that. It doesn’t get more exciting.

We’ve got 15 incredible cricketers in that dressing room, and we keep stressing to them: How do you want to be remembered?

  • Callum Rice-Coates
  • 16 June 2019 10:25
  • Callum Rice-Coates
  • 16 June 2019 10:21

  • Callum Rice-Coates
  • 16 June 2019 10:19


  • Jack Watson
  • 16 June 2019 10:08

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was prepared to stand by any government decisoin and called on the International Cricket Committee (ICC) to “sever ties with countries from which terrorism emanates”, while India cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar said losing points to Pakistan would be painful but added he would support whatever the BCCI decided to do.

Thankfully talk of a boycott has disappeared and the game will go ahead, weather permitting.

Here’s how the two camps have been preparing:

Virat Kohli: “For us, nothing in the changing room is different. Nothing changes in our mindset. We are a top side in the world because of the cricket that we played, and we always need to remember that, and our focus is absolutely that.”

Mickey Arthur: “I’m telling our players in the dressing room, you could be a hero tomorrow. Your careers are going to be defined by a moment in the game. You do something incredible tomorrow, you’ll be remembered forever.”

Stay tuned for the teams and the result of the toss at around 10:00am

  • Jack Watson
  • 16 June 2019 09:38

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