India and Pakistan are set to renew their historic rivalry at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Saturday. The edge may have been taken away from the game with India already in the semifinals of the ICC Champions Trophy with two facile wins against South Africa and West Indies. Pakistan are out of the tournament with two successive defeats.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar believes the game will not lose any of its intensity. "India versus Pakistan is never a dead rubber," Gavaskar told NDTV. "This match is extremely important for fans of both nations," he added.