New Delhi: India's formidable batting line-up, which has new match winners, gives them an upper hand against Pakistan in the "final before final" of the Champions Trophy, legendary leg-spinner Abdul Qadir said on Thursday.
India have already made it to the semifinals and Pakistan are out of contention, having lost their first two matches. The result of the Saturday's high-voltage match will have no bearing on their fortunes in the tournament.
"India are playing like a champion and I think they will play the final. Their strength lies in their batting. Despite the absence of Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir in their line up, they are scoring 300 plus runs.