Sarfraz Ahmed, Imad Wasim: Pakistanis to win an ICC final vs India

Sarfraz and Imad are the only members of this Pakistani side who have won an ICC tournament final against India.

Published: 18th June 2017 04:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th June 2017 10:19 AM   |  A+A-

Pakistan's Imad Wasim bowls during the ICC Champions Trophy match between India and Pakistan at Edgbaston in Birmingham. | AP


LONDON: This is an interesting cricketing trivia involving Sarfraz Ahmed and Imad Wasim that will keep the Pakistani fans interested in the ICC Champions Trophy final against India here tomorrow.

Despite Pakistan's dismal record against India across ICC tournaments where the record is a whopping 13-2 in favour of 'Men In Blue', the current Pakistan skipper has a reason to smile.

Sarfraz and left-arm spinner Imad Wasim are the only members of this Pakistani side who have won an ICC tournament final against India.

It's the 2006 ICC U-19 World Cup in which Pakistan colts defeated their arch rivals by 38 runs in a low-scoring final at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Pakistan were all out for 109 but then bowled out India for 71 on an under-prepared pitch.

Sarfraz was the captain of the Pakistan team while India were led by Cheteshwar Pujara.

Like Pakistan, India also have two members of that side playing in tomorrow's final -- Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja.


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