Asia Cup 2022 will be held in UAE on August 27
The first match of India-Pakistan will be played in Dubai on August 28.
Ricky Ponting predicted the winner of the Indo-Pak match
New Delhi. Asia Cup is going to happen after 4 years. This tournament will be played in UAE from 27 August. But, everyone’s eyes will be on the match between India and Pakistan to be held in Dubai on August 28. Not only Indian or Pakistani cricket fans, but also former veterans of the game have their eyes on this match. Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has made a big prediction about this match. He has also told which team will win the title of Asia Cup this time.
Ponting said in the new episode of ICC Review, ‘Not only in Asia Cup, it is not easy to beat Team India in any tournament. However, every time we talk about T20 World Cup, I think India will be the strongest and best team. The batting depth of the Indian team is better than the rest of the teams and that is why I think this time also India will be able to win the Asia Cup.
India’s upper hand in Asia Cup
If we talk about the record of Asia Cup, then there have been 13 clashes between the teams of India and Pakistan. Out of this, India has won 7 while Pakistan has won in 5 matches. There is no result of one match. However, this time Ponting expects a tough fight between the two teams in the Asia Cup. However, he feels that Team India will be able to register victory in this match as well.
Considering India my favorite to win: Ponting
Ponting said, ‘I am considering Team India as a contender for victory in the Asia Cup match against Pakistan. However, this does not mean that Pakistan is a weak team. Pakistan is also a great cricket team and in the last few years it has given many superstar players to cricket.
There may be three collisions in the Asia Cup
This time in the Asia Cup, the teams of India and Pakistan can meet not one or two but three times. After the group-match on August 28, the next clash of both the teams can be in Super-4. If the teams of India and Pakistan are successful in reaching the final, then the cricket fans can see the competition between the two in the title match as well. After the Asia Cup, both the teams will compete in the T20 World Cup.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 13, 2022, 11:16 IST