Former England spin bowler Monty Panesar has named four game-changer players for the crucial match between India and Pakistan in the T20 World Cup on October 24. Panesar has named two players each from both the teams, who can play an important role in this match. He has not kept big names like Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma in his list from India. According to him, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja can garner a lot of accolades in this great match. According to the former English bowler, if the Ashwin-Jadeja pair performs consistently in this tournament, then India can be successful in winning the T20 World Cup.
Talking to Times of India, Panesar said, “Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi from Pakistan side. Shaheen is a very good left arm fast bowler and his eyes will be on getting as many batsmen out of India as possible. I am sure Virat and Rahul must have practiced a lot against left handed bowlers. If India bowlers are able to get Babar Azam out early, then he can spread Pakistan like a pack of cards. In the warm-up match also, Shaheen Afridi bowled well, while Babar showed Jauhar with the bat against the West Indies.
Panesar said that Ravichandran Ashwin can prove to be a game changer for India in this match. He said, ‘Ravichandran Ashwin will be a game changer for me. They have a lot of uncertainty. and Ravindra Jadeja. He is a game changer with both bat and ball. He had a great tournament with Chennai Super Kings. The role of both of them will be very important. Ashwin can be very effective in the powerplay and death overs. He has given a great performance. If Jadeja and Ashwin play well, then India can win the T20 World Cup.