ICC Champions Trophy: Jasprit Bumrah wary of mercurial Pakistan ahead of final

Jadhav had only six one-day worldwide wickets to his name when he was brought on at the midway point of the semi-final, with Bangladesh pair Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim going strong.

"We're taking it as any other game, I know that's boring but that's our mindset".

The confidence he has in his bowling comes from the fact that Dhoni used him as a surprise weapon during the ODI series at home against New Zealand a year ago.

His 96 not out saw Kohli end the match with almost 10 overs to spare by hitting a four off Sabbir Rahman.

"I do think though they are a better team when they are chasing runs, when they know what they've got to score to win, so I think that's Pakistan's best chance. After playing a few overs initially, it was like you making a mistake and getting out". "That is the challenge and my strength is to vary speed". "Don't wish to get into the details on who won them the games". The batsman toe-ended a full toss to mid wicket where the Indian skipper took the catch and celebrated by sticking out his tongue and jumping with joy.

"We played some really good cricket but we're not going to take anything for granted for sure".

We Pakistanis seldom care what the world thinks about us but as soon as a match ends we all do check how the Indian media reacted to Pakistan's victory. It was bowlers' show after the first 25 overs in the first innings. That was the plan. Both batsmen attacked Mustafizur Rahman to defame the "mystery" bowler early as runs came a brisk pace for India. All of them have been in great touch and I feel really good for Sunday's game. "I bowled to my gut feeling, and it worked on this particular day".

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Talking about the fantastic bowling from Kedar Jadhav, Kohli said that he's not a surprise package.

He continued: "It was MS Dhoni's call to throw the ball to me in the New Zealand series".

Pakistan openers Azhar Ali (76 off 100) and Fakhar Zaman (57 off 58) nailed it and boosted the team's confidence with a collaborated run rate of 118.

"My instinct has increased after bowling. We didn't expect to win by nine wickets, but that's the quality of our top order", said skipper Kohli. "I guess I'm pretty much doing both, so that is why it was working for me". "The side that has more composure and less excited on the field will win the game".

He went on: "It will be a good match".

"The way Pakistan team played against England gives us an impression that they are now in a position to do something special for the country in the all-important match", Zaheer said on Thursday.

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