India vs Pakistan: More than just cricket at the World Cup
Updated : June 15, 2019 12:50 PM IST
It's the contest for continental supremacy played on a global stage. It's the mini-title game of the World Cup group stage for more than 1 billion people in two cricket-crazed countries — the nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan. "It's a marquee event all over the world," India captain Virat Kohli told World Cup broadcasters earlier this week. "The frenzy around it is a bit intimidating for the guys doing it for the first time, but for us it's about being professional as always, do the basics right and look to get a result." India, which has won all six times the countries have met at the Cricket World Cup, will face Pakistan on Sunday. India responded by comprehensively winning both their head-to-head encounters at last year's Asia Cup.