Former England captain Nasser Hussain had posed the question on Twitter as to who the Pakistan fans will be supporting in the India vs England clash on Sunday.

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Cricket WC 2019 CWC 2019 Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 14:54

Pakistan is making a late surge to a semifinal spot in the Cricket World Cup after a stunning win over an unbeaten New Zealand side on Wednesday took the team to seven points from seven games.

The team's win against New Zealand continued a run of results that has so far mirrored the results of the Pakistan team led by Imran Khan in the 1992 World Cup. Pakistan went on to win the tournament that year, but for the Asian team to repeat that feat, it will need results in other matches to go in its favour.

One of the games that will be closely followed by Pakistan fans will be Sunday's marquee clash between India and England. Pakistan will need England to drop points in at least one of their remaining two matches so as to dislodge them from the top 4 of the points table.

So it was no surprise to see Pakistan fans unite with India when former England cricketer Nasser Hussain asked Pakistan fans who they will be supporting in the game between India and England.

The bonhomie between Indian and Pakistani fans was on show on Wednesday when Indian fans took to social media to express their support to Pakistan in its game against New Zealand.

A win for India in Sunday's game against England will open the door for Pakistan to make it to the knockouts and potentially set up another India-Pakistan match in the World Cup in either the semi-final or final.

Pakistan has blown hot and cold in this year's tournament with deflating losses against Australia and India sandwiched between impressive wins over England, South Africa and New Zealand. The team now has to beat Afghanistan and Bangladesh in its remaining matches and hope that either India or New Zealand helps their cause by beating England.

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