This will be first final between India and Pakistan in an ICC tournament since 2007 © Getty Images
This will be first final between India and Pakistan in an ICC tournament since 2007 © Getty Images

0 clashes between India and Pakistan in any ICC ODI tournament final. This clash will take place at The Oval. This is also the first final for Pakistan in Champions Trophy history. In addition, Pakistan’s first ever final in an ODI tournament was against India in 1985. India had won that final. However, the teams have faced in the 2007 World T20 and the 2006 Under-19 World Cup. Pakistan won the Under-19 World Cup while India won the World T20.

10 encounters between India and Pakistan in finals of across all ODI tournaments. Pakistan have won 7, while India 3. India last faced Pakistan in a final in Kitply Cup 2008. Pakistan had won that match by 25 runs. India have not won an ODI final against Pakistan since the 1998 Silver Jubilee Independence Cup in Dhaka. If India lose this final it will their worst streak of defeats in final against Pakistan. India have lost 3 consecutive finals against Pakistan twice in past.

0.285 win-loss ratio of Pakistan at The Oval, worst for any team with a 5-match cut-off. They have lost 7 out of 9 ODIs here and won 2. On the other hand, India’s win-loss ratio is 0.625, winning 5 out of 14 matches and losing 8.

272 average total at The Oval in the ongoing Champions Trophy from 5 matches for sides batting first. For sides chasing, the corresponding number is 290. Moreover, sides chasing have won 3 out of 5 matches, lost 1 and 1 ended with no result.

118 runs scored by India in death overs (40-50 overs) in this Champions Trophy, way more than Pakistan’s 81. However, Pakistan have batted only once in death overs, while India got to bat twice out.

Average run rate

Team

Overs

I

RR

W

India

0-10

4

4.85

1

Pakistan

0-10

4

5.17

3

India

10-25

4

6.06

3

Pakistan

10-25

4

4.94

10

India

25-40

4

5.63

4

Pakistan

25-40

3

6.44

9

India

40-50

2

11.77

4

Pakistan

40-50

1

8.07

0

5.74 India’s bowling economy in death overs (40-50), way better than Pakistan’s 7.32. But if one excludes Pakistan’s numbers from their first match against India, their economy rate becomes 5.34. Moreover, Pakistan’s economy rate in death overs has gone down match by match.

Average economy rate

Team

Overs

I

Econ

W

India

0-10

4

4.4

4

Pakistan

0-10

4

4.87

4

India

10-25

4

5.85

5

Pakistan

10-25

4

4.74

7

India

25-40

4

4.98

15

Pakistan

25-40

4

4.04

11

India

40-50

3

5.74

6

Pakistan

40-50

4

7.32

10

19 catches taken by Pakistan in this Champions Trophy, 2nd-most by a team after England’s 22 and most for then in single edition of this tournament. On the other hand, India are at 3rd with 16 catches.

33 wides bowled by Pakistan so far in the tournament, 2nd-most after Bangladesh’s 35. India, on the other hand, have bowled only 13 wides, joint 2nd-least along with New Zealand (13).

34.82 Pakistan’s bowling average in this Champions Trophy, better than India’s 39.47. Even in terms of bowling strike rate and economy, Pakistan are better than India. Pakistan’s strike rate is 42.2 and India’s is 46.1, while Pakistan’s economy is 4.94 and India’s 5.13.

101.3 India’s batting strike rate in this tournament, the highest among all teams, while Pakistan stands at 2nd lowest spot with 79.8.

584 dot balls delivered by Pakistan in this Champions Trophy, the most by any team, while India are at 3rd in the list with 521 dot balls. Hasan Ali dominates Pakistan’s chart with 123, the 2nd-most by any bowler in the tournament after Mark Wood (126). From India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar leads the list with 110, 4th-highest among all bowlers.

4 wickets needed for Ravichandran Ashwin to complete 150 wickets in ODIs. He will become the 13th Indian bowler and 4th Indian spinner to do so, after Anil Kumble (334), Harbhajan Singh (265) and Ravindra Jadeja (155). Sachin Tendulkar also has 154 wickets with his mixed bag of seam and spin.

1st spot will be taken over by India in ICC ODI rankings if they win the final, while Pakistan will move down to 8th. In case of Pakistan’s victory, they will go up to 6th position while India will remain at 2nd.

112 runs required for Shikhar Dhawan to become the leading run-scorer in Champions Trophy history. He is currently at 4th spot with 680 runs, standing behind Chris Gayle (791), Mahela Jayawardene (742) and Kumar Sangakkara (683). By doing so, Dhawan will also become the highest run-scorer in single edition of Champions Trophy, going past Gayle’s 474 in 2006.

9 centuries have been scored by players in this Champions Trophy, the 2nd-most in single edition after 2002 (10).