LONDON: India won the toss and chose to bowl first in the Champions Trophy finale against Pakistan at The Oval on Sunday.
The cricketing worldâs biggest match will decide the Champions Trophy title, as archrivals Pakistan and India reignite rivalry yet again after facing off in their group game on June 4.Â
Title-holders India, who thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs in their opening group match, were unchanged from the side that hammered Bangladesh by nine wickets in ThursdayÂ´s semi-final at BirminghamÂ´s Edgbaston.
But Pakistan made one change, with the fit-again Mohammad Amir, who missed WednesdayÂ´s impressive eight-wicket semi-final win over previously unbeaten tournament hosts England with a back spasm, returning.
Amir replaced fellow left-arm quick Rumman Raees, who marked his one-day international debut with two wickets against England.
IndiaÂ´s lone loss so far in this tournament, featuring the worldÂ´s top eight ODI nations, was at The Oval when they suffered a surprise seven-wicket defeat by Sri Lanka on June 8.