Former Australian captain and cricket great Ricky Ponting had his say when he spoke to ICC about the clash and who will win it. Ponting said that India vs Pakistan clashes are something which everyone looks forward to as these sides do not play each othr often. “To be totally honest it’s one that we’ve been starved of, haven’t we … looking back the last 15 or 20 years,” Ponting was quoted as saying on The ICC Review.
“As a cricket lover like I am and a cricket observer, any time those sorts of battles come up it’s almost always nice to sit back and watch because everything just goes up a notch, doesn’t it?”
Ponting made a big statement on who will win the contest. He said that Pakistan are a good side and have multiple superstars but India will go on to win the contest.
“I’ll stick with India to win that clash against Pakistan,” Ponting predicted will happen in the August 28 match. That’s taking nothing away from Pakistan because they are an incredible cricket nation that continue to present out-and-out superstar players.”
India have named a strong 15-man squad for Asia Cup that sees the return of KL Rahul and KL Rahul. However, one big miss from the squad is Jasprit Bumrah and from India’s standpoint, he will hopefully not missed.