India defeated Pakistan earlier in the tournament    Getty Images
India defeated Pakistan earlier in the tournament Getty Images

It is the final showdown of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and arch-rivals India and Pakistan will lock horns for the title. The match will be played at the Kennington Oval, London. The live cricket streaming of this match will be available on Hotstar, while the live telecast of the match will be available on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD, along with Hindi commentary on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD and Tamil commentary on Star Sports 1 Tamil. India are the defending champions of the tournament while this is the first final in the tournament for Pakistan. Live cricket scorecard: India vs Pakistan, CT 2017 final

This is the first time India and Pakistan will face each other in any 50-overs ICC tournament’s final. India are being pitted as the favourites for the match, given they defeated the same opponents in their opening match of the tournament, by a huge margin of 124 runs (Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method). Indian cricketers are well in form, starting with the batsmen like Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh while the bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have impressed one and all. However, India s middle-order batting has not been tested so far.

Pakistan, on the other hand, have pulled off a brilliant comeback after the humiliation against India. They did not lose a single match afterwards and qualified for the semi-final and final. Though their bowling has been the pillar of success, improved fielding and youngsters shining with the bat are positives for the side. All-in-all, a great contest of cricket can be expected on Sunday.