Former West Indies skipper Brian Lara wants to see India taking on Pakistan in the finale of the World Cup. However, he is also backing West Indies to perform better in the mega event in England.

“The World Cup is going to be very dependent on weather. The English weather, you never know what it is going to be like. England in England are a tough opposition but they are also a team that knows how to lose important matches.

“I was not surprised when Pakistan won the Champions Trophy. I felt that even though they are a team that are inconsistent, they do have players that can win any tournament. The West Indies are similar. Very inconsistent, but on their day they can beat any team,” he added.

He praised the Indian team despite their recent ODI series defeat against Australia. “They are capable of playing all around the world. India start as favourites,” added the 49-year-old.

“The Champions Trophy final a couple of years ago, Pakistan versus India… that would be a wonderful final to see again,” opined the veteran.

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