Khan, one of the greatest cricketers of Pakistan, had personally advised his national team to bat first in a series of tweets posted before the match at Manchester's Old Trafford.

India made one change in their playing XI, Shikar Dhawan was ruled out after being struck on his finger during the match against Australia on June 9, Vijay Shankar replaced him.

In a series of tweets on Sunday, Khan, who led Pakistan to a Cricket world cup victory in 1992, suggested Sarfaraz to pick only specialist bowlers and batsman, in consideration to the intensity of the match

From performing havans to special puja rituals, cricket fervour has gripped the country with hype building up for the much-awaited match.

New Delhi: In the ICC Cricket World Cup, the most anticipated fixture at group stage takes place today when India...

Khan earlier broke the diplomatic protocol at the 14th OIC summit held in Saudi Arabia earlier this month.

This comes after in-form senior India opener Shikhar Dhawan was, on Tuesday, ruled out of at least three World Cup matches after sustaining a hairline fracture on his left hand.

Pakistan lies in the middle of a vital aviation corridor whereby the airspace restrictions, which have been continuing since a long time, impacts hundreds of commercial flights each day, extending flight timings for passengers, as well as fuel costs for airlines.