Pakistan’s players will achieve sporting immortality if they beat India at the Cricket World Cup, coach Mickey Arthur says.
Sunday’s match at Old Trafford is expected to draw a global television audience of one billion people.
“I’m telling our players in the dressing room, you could be a hero tomorrow,” said Arthur, who called the match the biggest of the tournament.
“Your careers are going to be defined by a moment in the game.”
There were more than 700,000 ticket applications for the match in Manchester.