IND v PAK: In numbers

This is only the second time in India’s last five appearances at the Champions Trophy that it has managed to progress beyond the group stage; it did go on to win it on that previous occasion though (2013).

India comes into this game having won nine of its last 10 Champions Trophy matches (L1); that defeat came during the 2017 group stage at the Oval however (v Sri Lanka).

All you need to know as India takes on Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final:

  1. India has won four of its last five ODI matches against Pakistan; including a 124-run victory earlier on in this tournament during the group stage.
  2. This will be the fifth time these sides will have faced off in the Champions Trophy; the record is currently balanced with two victories apiece.
  3. Pakistan has reached a Champions Trophy final for the very first time; it knocked out England in Cardiff by a margin of eight wickets to get there.
  4. This is only the second time in India’s last five appearances at the Champions Trophy that it has managed to progress beyond the group stage; it did go on to win it on that previous occasion though (2013).
  5. India comes into this game having won nine of its last 10 Champions Trophy matches (L1); that defeat came during the 2017 group stage at the Oval however (v Sri Lanka).
  6. Pakistan has lost seven of its nine previous matches at the Oval in ODI cricket (W2) whilst India has alternated between victory and defeat across its last six ODI outings there; it beat South Africa at the famous London venue last time out.
  7. If Shikhar Dhawan (India) reaches 50 in this game, he’ll have got there more often than any other batsman ever in the Champions Trophy (currently done it on six occasions).
  8. Of the men to have recorded 10+ ODI innings since January 2016, Kohli (98) and Rohit Sharma (72) have the highest batting averages.
  9. Pakistan’s Hasan Ali has taken more wickets than any other bowler in the 2017 Champions Trophy; recording his 10 scalps at an average of just 17.2.
  10. MS Dhoni (India) has the highest batting average of any batsman ever to record 10+ ODI innings in games between these two sides; recording a rate of 58.4 across his 29 knocks in such encounters.