Pakistan former skipper and current chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq feels that the World Cup might be the first for the Pakistan team to end India's marathon run of triumphs over arch-rivals at the quadrennial event. Even after the defeat at the hands of Afghanistan in the World Cup warm-up game, chief selector remains optimistic about Pakistan's chances to defeat the Men in Blue for the first time at the grandest stages of them all. Asian giants India and Pakistan have faced each other on six occasions at the World Cup with the latter ending up on the losing side every time.
Inzamam, who used to be on the receiving end whenever India played against Pakistan at the World Cup remains hopeful that the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy winners will end the abysmal run of defeats against India at the World Cup
. "I'm hopeful that we will end our losing streak against India in World Cup matches," Inzamam told a Pakistan Cricket website, reports PTI. The 49-year-old has pioneered the return of pacer Wahab Riaz and had a bigger say in the selection of speed merchant Mohammed Amir.
Pakistan has shown in the past that the assessments of not taking the Green Army seriously have had severe repercussions on the opposition. Announcing their emergence as strong contenders for the World Cup, Pakistan had registered a comprehensive win over arch-rivals India in the ICC Champions Trophy final 2017.