|When we talk about cricket rivalries, it is ever topical to talk about India and Pakistan. Early in this World Cup, the two teams top their individual tables, already whetting appetites for an India-Pak match to beat all matches. Perhaps, even the final.
If the two teams hold on and manage to finish the first round of matches at the top of their respective tables, and if all goes well thereafter, the earliest India-Pak encounter would be a semi-final match. And if that doesn't happen then we are in for a treat in the quarter-finals.
The India-Pakistan rivalry in the World Cup is all about some high-voltage cricket and emotions running very high.
The two teams have faced each other four times in the 50-over mega-event, and each time India has finished on top. But none of the matches was smooth sailing and lived up to the hype of a classic India-Pakistan encounter. NDTVCricket takes quick look.