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As for the intense pressure that will surround the final, Arthur said he hoped his young players could draw on their experience of the Pakistan Super League.

Pakistan will summon up the spirit of Imran Khan's "cornered tigers" as they attempt to complete their remarkable Champions Trophy journey by upsetting India in what could be the most watched cricket match of all time. In reality, it's the world's best one-day team against a side that (cliche alert) can beat anybody on their day.

The Pakistan coach believes that if they can do that, they have got a real chance of getting to India's underbelly. India have won two tournaments during this period - the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy.

"It is just another game of cricket tomorrow".

All logic points to an Indian victory but nomadic Pakistan are never more unsafe than when they "cornered" and could provide a final twist to a tournament that has been blighted by bad weather and one-sided games.

Arthur is confident that, with key seamer Mohammad Amir fit to come straight back into the team after the back spasm which ruled him out on Wednesday, Pakistan can consign their Birmingham misadventure to history.

England, the only undefeated team in the tournament until that point, were among the favourites to reach the final, but Pakistan dominated with both bat and ball to outclass the hosts and set up a title clash with India.

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Straight-talking Arthur has previously described Pakistan's performance in their 124-run defeat to their neighbours and great rivals at Edgbaston two weeks ago as "terrible" and "shambolic".

"That was something we hadn't prepared for", he said. But it has been found that opener Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have taken some time to score runs in first 15 overs. At the same time, neither are we too intimidated nor are we too arrogant about what we are doing.

"Both teams obviously want to win the final".

"I don't see any relevance of the first game here because you can never tell how a particular team starts a tournament", Kohli said on Saturday. "If we talk about bowling and batting, the competition has always been between Pakistan's bowling and India's batting", he added. In ICC ODI tournaments, India are 8-2 ahead, while they are 5-0 up in World T20s.

Pakistan's line-up has changed significantly since that loss, with only four of the XI that faced Zimbabwe selected for the ICC Champions Trophy, namely Azhar Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and Sarfraz Ahmed. But, one can not underestimate Pakistan, looking at their performance in the last few matches, especially against England.

"That's the kind of players they have, and that's the kind of ability they have in their side".