World Cup 2019: Pakistan fans cheering on India to beat England

first_imgThe Edgbaston cricket ground is expected to turn blue on Sunday as India get ready to face England in a crucial group encounter in Birmingham with a spot in the semi-finals on the line for both teams.The game is a 25,000-seater sellout which will be played in a raucous soccer-style atmosphere with India set to attract more fans than England. Interest in the match is intense in Birmingham with a fan zone set up in the city’s Victoria Square.Indian fans have turned up in huge numbers in their six matches so far and the trend is expected to continue against England as well.But there might be a few green jerseys in the crowd as well as Pakistani fans are also supporting the Indian team for now. A victory for Virat Kohli’s side will keep Pakistan’s campaign alive in the tournament.Social media is abuzz with Pakistani fans tweeting in support of an Indian victory, especially on Nasser Hussain’s account who had tweeted on June 26 asking Pakistani fans on who they would be supporting on Sunday.Who you supporting, Nass?Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) June 26, 2019England of course Kev .. same as you when England play South Africa at rugbyNasser Hussain (@nassercricket) June 26, 2019Definitely backing India for two reasons1- they’re neighbours2- they’re passionate about cricketRana Shazib (@RmShazib) June 26, 2019IndiaJ A W W A D (@engr_views) June 28, 2019FOR SURE INDIAPakistan Tehreek e Insaf (@PTINEWSCHANNEL) June 26, 2019Is that even a question? pic.twitter.com/CenAXF1A47advertisementzaki zaidi (@zakiistan) June 26, 2019We want semi- final with india ..Tahir Rana (@iamtahirrana) June 26, 2019Yes ofcourse we love our neighbour’s. Ofcourse we support India. @MehrTarar #CWC19https://t.co/ilamj20iQOAhmed Sa£¡M (@Ahmadd_Saleem) June 26, 2019Definitely Neighbours i.e. India.We can choose our friends but not neighbours.India any day over colonial England.(@ThePreCambrian) June 26, 2019India come on neighborsAishaBajwa (@Bajwa3700) June 26, 2019Time to support our neighbourAll the bestInshallah India will winSupport [email protected]@TheRealPCB#IndvsEng#WeHaveWeWill#PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/1RgpNG7ZSbXami Niazi (@Xamy_99) June 27, 2019Pakistan moved ahead of England in the points table with their win over Afghanistan and are now placed fourth with 9 points, one more than the host nation which has lost three and won four out of 7 games so far.For second-place India, it’s simple. Win in Birmingham and Virat Kohli’s team joins Australia in the semifinals.For fifth-place England, Eoin Morgan’s team likely needs to beat India – which no team has done so far – and also defeat 2015 finalist New Zealand in its last group game on Wednesday to advance. Two wins in two games and England will be through.A loss, however, takes England’s fate out of its own hands and opens the door to fourth-place Pakistan, which is a point ahead of England but has played one more game, and sixth-place Bangladesh, which is a point behind England.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Desperate England brace for ruthless India as semi-finals race heats upAlso Read | India vs England, World Cup head-to-head: Another Birmingham test for England in 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019: England’s struggle leaves Virat Kohli surprisedAlso Read | Jonny Bairstow entitled to his opinion, like critics are: Eoin Morgan ahead of India clashlast_img

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