India - Pakistan semifinal clash at Mohali?

@msdivkar (1903)
India
March 21, 2011 8:46am CST
The prospect of high profile India-Pakistan semi final clash at Mohali, is it day dreaming or going to be a reality. If this match takes place it is going to be a great occasion and both the countries, India and Pakistan if not the whole cricketing world come to a stand still. Pakistan will most probably overcome West Indies seeing the present form of West Indies. It is going to be bit difficult for India as they have to overcome the defending champions not once but thrice in a row. Although the aussies are not the same force they used to be and India if they play to their potential can certainly win the match hands down. How about you guys looking forward to India Pakistan clash at Mohali in semi finals?
12 responses
@moksha09 (468)
• India
21 Mar 11
I see three teams from pool B making it to the semis, if not all four. India has played with a strategy thus far and the introduction of ashwin has changed the equation some what. India have done well to delay the introduction of Ashwin, this may not be understood now but after the world cup is over people will understand in hind sight.If Nehra and Munaf play to potential Dhoni will find it easier. Well let us not rule out Sreesanth who can provide the twist in the tail.If India plays just the one seamer and three spinners Australia will find it tough. But against Pakistan Indian bowlers will have to come up with something special.
@moksha09 (468)
• India
22 Mar 11
India will derive maximum advantage of playing at home so the pitches will assist spin so against non sub continental teams India can go for one seamer + 3 spinners attack.Nehra, Patel are not bowling confidently and are major liabilities as fielders and batsmen
• Delhi, India
21 Mar 11
i don't think that India can win this match as Indian batting attack is not going now a days and only 2 or 3 batsman are playing well. If for one sec we assume that Indian batting will not collapse next time and India will make a bi score, then its worth nothing for Australian batsmen as they are in good form and India bowling has in its worst performance. They cant protect any score whether it is 500 or something. India will not qualify for semifinals.
@msdivkar (1903)
• India
21 Mar 11
Don't be too pessimistic manoj. India is not that bad nor Australia is that great at the moment. They tripped at the first major hurdle in this tournament.
• India
21 Mar 11
There may be a chance of Indo-Pak match. And in fact, it should be played, because i dont have fully enjoyed if this two rival countries are not opposite to each other at cricket ground. I have trying to sell from ebay India a book priced very low i.e. Rs.199 only of indian captain cool M S Dhoni Story. and free shipping throughout india. for details see here. http://tinyurl.com/62lewo9
@msdivkar (1903)
• India
21 Mar 11
You are right arif, no tournament of this scale can be complete without Inia Pakistan match. Let us all look forward to it.
• India
21 Mar 11
It is possible , and if it happens then it would be one of the greatest show for the people who love cricket and love sports. I want to win that match , if it occurs. best of luck india.
@msdivkar (1903)
• India
21 Mar 11
Thank you hafeez, I fully agree with you. Nobody will like to loose India Pakistan match.
@raj7shot (842)
• India
22 Mar 11
Sure this is the thing going to be happen... Its India-Pak clash... Expecting for the day to come and watch out for the man...
@venkit (2957)
• India
22 Mar 11
well india pak match at any stage of the tournament is going to be big, if its going to happen in semifinals, then really its going to be very big. surely aus is the 3time champions and india is going to face the defending champions. but I dont think that will be a pressure factor for india, because they are now not having the same strength as they have in the past. now for India the home crowd will put more pressure on the team rather than the opposition. and one more thing, aus has been defeated by pak in the group stage so they have tasted the defeat. that itself shows that aus is not the one who feared as the champions. Anyway lets hope that india will beat australia and set a chance to have inda pak match. actually i would have loved to watch india pa final, but now its only chance for a semi. I have already heard that ticket price for the semifinals in mohali has been rised, so that itself shows the expectation of India-Pak match.
• India
22 Mar 11
i will love to watch the maqtch if it happens but i dont think it will happen.. it will be one of the most exciting match in this world cup.. india pakistan is always very exciting to watch & in the world cup it will be very entertaining if it happens it will go to the wire.
• India
22 Mar 11
I will glad to see that match but its too early to say because first India has to beat Australia and Pakistan to beat West Indies and in cricket anything can happen so its a discussion we should start after those matches than it will be better...but i will be very happy if both India and Pakistan wins their Quarters and Meet at Semi's...
@isloooboy (1740)
• United Arab Emirates
22 Mar 11
Well I am already seeing this match in mohali because I think India has the potential to defeat Australians. How? I Know That Australia will go all out to defend their Crown but they did not have enough Fighter's in their team. Their bowling is lethal but India have power blasters. What India have extra to defeat Aussie's? Its true Indian bowling is lacking ability to out opponent teams but they have ability to chase out any total which Australia lacking right now. So I think we are going to witness biggest Semi Final of all times in Cricket History. So get ready and have fun. cheers
• India
22 Mar 11
Yes and i am very lucky i live very much near to chandigarh ( mohali ) and my tickets for the semi final match are already booked so i am going to watch anyways pakistan i love afridi and if india comes i will be stupendously happy and really come alive . what a great atmospere it will be . the ICC monopoly for India has been good enough it will surely help india win the world cup in a convincing manner although the performance has been near to poor as far as comparing pakistan and south africa.
@rajeev075 (1936)
• India
21 Mar 11
Every one is waiting for this match to happen and we hope it must happen. As you said it would be easy for pak to defeat wi and IND have to play with stregnth to win over aus. I think IND will do that as they defeated them in warmup match but yes IND have to play with full potential. The only concern for INDIA is bowling and little bit the lower middle order batting if they bowl well and field well definitely no body stop them to have the worldcup in their hand.
@akp100 (13325)
• India
21 Mar 11
India VS Pakistan would be great to watch. Australia is tuff competition in quater final. But I am sure this time India will make it. I am already exited about next game.