While England beat Bangladesh, New Zealand and Australia to enter the last 4, Pakistan lost to India by a whopping margin of 124 runs before getting their act right and beating South Africa and Sri Lanka to enter the knockout stages as the second team behind India from the group.
And now, it all boils down to which teams holds its nerves better on the big stage. While Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur is confident of the Pakistanis putting up their ‘best show’, England skipper Eoin Morgan is wary of the mercurial side led brilliantly by wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed.
The live action of the match will be shown of the Star Sports network from 3pm while the live streaming of the match can be caught on Hotstar.com. You can also check out Cricketnext's Champions Trophy 2017 LIVE blog for all the latest action from the match including live scores, ball-by-ball commentary and analysis. The Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 3 and 4 while the English commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 and HD
CONDITIONS: Even though the weather played a pivotal role at the start of the tournament, things are finally brightening up as far as the weather gods are concerned. It should be a quality show in Cardiff with both teams having quality batsmen to back their top-class bowling attack. But with the game getting the same wicket as the Pakistan versus Sri Lanka match, it could be slightly on the slower side.
SQUADS: England Team: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(wk), Moeen Ali, Steven Finn, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Jake Ball, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Adil Rashid, David Willey
Pakistan Team: Sarfraz Khan (c and wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Mohammed Amir, Mohammed Hafeez, Shadab Khan and Shoaib Malik.
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First Published: June 14, 2017, 10:08 AM IST