I'm hoping we all get to see another memorable contest that befits the India-Pakistan rivalry. All eyes are on the game since the two heavyweights are traditional rivals and now, relations between the two countries are terse. They had won the Champions Trophy in 2004, beating hosts England in the final.
"Rohan is like a brother to me, on and off the court", Qureshi told AFP. "The way they played in both the warm-up games, the batsmen are in good form, but the bowlers have been very ruthless", the former right-handed batsman added.
"We have respect for each other and each other's families".
"India-Pakistan match is a great competition and I expect from the players to demonstrate high level of sporting spirit", Khan was quoted as saying by the release. However, recent history and the depth of the India squad gives it a slight edge heading into the game.
Bopanna was an all-rounder who liked to open the batting in his home city of Bangalore. "So you never know".
India will play their next two matches at The Oval in London, against the Lankans on June 8 and then South Africa on June 11.
"If we (India) play to our potential, we will definitely go and win the game". "Yes. We have done well in our last few matches against England and we are confident", he said.
Given that England are now in the midst of a global tournament, another strong candidate could have been Stuart Broad, a proven worldwide performer who has not been a regular member of the one-day set-up since the end of the 2015 World Cup, but was drafted into the tour of South Africa last winter.
Ramachandra Guha, who quit a Supreme Court-appointed four-member committee overseeing the BCCI in protest, said in his letter of resignation: "If indeed the captain and the head coach were not getting along, why was this not attended to as soon as the Australia series was over in late March?".
"We are very hopeful of playing well in this tournament and we want to win it". We will plan for Virat Kohli just the same as we will for the other Indian players.
Qureshi is an enthusiastic fan of the Pakistan team and all their idiosyncrasies. He bowls what I call the "Pakistani Yorker" nearly at will.
Bopanna sees India winning on Sunday and making the final for which he has already secured tickets.
Man of the match for that game was England's Moeen Ali, a player of Pakistani heritage who was born and raised in Birmingham.