Cricket’s most famous rivalry resumes as hosts India take on arch-rivals Pakistan in the ongoing World Cup in Ahmedabad.
The match on Saturday has been described as the “blockbuster event” of the tournament – millions will tune in to watch the game and the 132,000-capacity stadium is expected to be full.
Both sides have made confident starts in the tournament, winning their first two matches.
But India v Pakistan is one fixture where past performances don’t guarantee a win. It’s the ultimate test of skill, preparedness, strategy and above everything else, nerves.
With millions of cheering fans who see the match as a war, it comes down to the players’ ability to keep the noise out and treat it like any other game.
Both teams have players who can do this to put up a performance that matches the monumental occasion.
India will start as firm favourites because of their uncanny record of winning all seven World Cup matches against Pakistan.
But the visitors are unpredictable.