India vs Pakistan semi final: Bookies favour Dhoni

THIS MATCH has everything going for it as it offers the prospects of top class cricket, a great cricket ground, lakhs of fans rooting for two teams and the traditional India-Pakistan rivalry on the field and off it.

In addition, cricket diplomacy has added an extra sheen of political power play to an already glamourised ‘match of matches’ between India and Pakistan.

India has been given top ratings by the bookmakers as it was also the pre-tournament favourite to lift the ICC cricket world cup 2011 trophy.

Despite captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team not playing in the usual flamboyant style as is expected of potential winners, it has come out with some outstanding performances to prove a threat to other teams. India despite having a weak bowling and a jittery fielding side has won the confidence of bookmakers, who are offering 2.6 dollars for every dollar put on India.

In comparison to India, for every dollar put on Pakistan, the bookmakers are offering 5.25 dollars. This is despite the fact that Pakistan has been the most consistent team in the ongoing ICC cricket world cup with captain Shahid Afridi going great guns with the ball.

Pakistani bowlers have delivered during the tournment and it would be a sight to watch as to how Indian greats such as Tendulkar and Sehwag handle the fire and fury of this young side.

This being possibly the last world cup of the little master, a lot of emotions are also accompanying this match as most of cricket lovers want India to win the world cup as a tribute to the master blaster.

Indian team’s performance on Wednesday would depend a lot on Sachin as to how he deconstructs the Pakistan attack as he has done it so many times in the past.

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