India vs Pakistan in World Cup cricket semi final highlights
Focus of India and Pakistan is on Mohali. Today afternoon the most explosive cricket encounter of this World Cup Cricket 2011 will begin at Mohali cricket ground. India and Pakistan will play here with strong determination to reach the final of World Cup. As usual tension is mounting in both the countries.
Any cricket match between India and Pakistan attracts the attention of all cricket lovers of the world. The game turns to be a prestige issue between the two countries. A match between India and Pakistan always becomes a match of skill plus match of nerve. In this world cup 2011, both the teams will meet each other for the first time and in a match which is a do or die situation for both India and Pakistan. The winning team will reach the final of world cup 2011 and play against Sri Lanka, another country of this subcontinent. One matter is clear that world cup 2011 trophy will be in this subcontinent.
India's gesture in this India vs Pakistan world cup semifinal match
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh invited Pakistan Prime Minister to attend the match and Pakistan has promptly accepted the invitation. Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani will be present in the World Cup 2011 semi final match, accompanied by a large number of Pakistan politicians, including former premier Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, interior minister Rehman Malik , Awami National Party chief Asfandyar Wali Khan, Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar , Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan, Sports Minister Engineer Shaukatullah, Postal Services Minister Muhammad Gorgage and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar,
From India's side the VVIPs like Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi will be present on Mohali ground to watch the World Cup 2011 semi final match between India and Pakistan. Rahul Gandhi may also there.
Today people of West Bengal will shift their attention from West Bengal Bidhan Sabha Election 2011. Some vote candidates have re-scheduled their campaign time to watch the match in TV. In the afternoon people will switch on their TV to watch the match. Working in government offices will be definitely interrupted due to the World Cup 2011 semi final match.
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has already announced a half working day for government offices in his country.
About the India and Pakistan teams in world cup 2011 semifinal match
So far as the arch-rival teams are concerned, Pakistan was considered as the dark horse in this World Cup Cricket 2011. They are a well balanced team in both batting and bowling. Pakistan caption, Afridi is leading his team from the front. He has shown excellent performance with ball in previous matches in this World Cup Cricket 2011.
India has the strong batting line up with Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh in full form. India is considered as the main contender of this World Cup Cricket 2011 trophy. The only weakness of India is it's bowling side.
Previous record of India Vs Pakistan matches in Cricket world cup
In previous encounters between India and Pakistan in World Cup Cricket, record of India is very encouraging. Both the teams have played four times against each other in World Cup Cricket and India has won all the matches.
In 1992, India beat Pakistan by 43 runs.
In 1996, India beat Pakistan by 39 runs.
In 1999, India beat Pakistan by 47 runs.
In 2003, India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets.