The first match of the group stage will be played between India and Pakistan on 24 October.
There are only a few days left for the start of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and the stir has intensified. Especially the discussions about the India-Pakistan (India vs Pakistan) match have started happening a lot. Obviously, when both the teams play only in the World Cup and will face each other in the very first match of the tournament, then all eyes will be on it. But the rhetoric continues even before the match. Former cricketers of both the countries are discussing who will win. For Pakistani experts, the hottest topic at the moment is whether their team will be able to end the series of defeat in the World Cup this time? Some veterans have made big claims of Pakistani victory, but former fast bowler Aaqib Javed has shown the mirror to the team and those veterans.
During a discussion on a YouTube channel regarding the World Cup match between India and Pakistan to be held on October 24, the former veteran bowler said, “India does not even need to perform at its best (to win). He will play in the normal way and according to his strength and will still beat Pakistan. But if Pakistan has to win, they have to play even better than their best cricket on that day. So at the moment they (India) are favourites.”
India has many match winners
Talking about the legendary players of Team India, Javed said that India has many match winners and they are strong contenders to win the World Cup. According to the former bowler, “India has many match winners like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. Jasprit Bumrah is a great bowler. If you look at their entire team, they are strong contenders to win the World Cup.”
Change will have to be made to win Pakistan
However, Javed also defended Pakistan and said that Pakistan will have to make some changes in its squad, which can lead the team to victory against India and in the World Cup. They said, “Although India is favored to win over Pakistan, the situation could have been different on that day. If Pakistan has to win, they will have to make some changes in their squad. For example, Fakhar Zaman must be included because some players always perform well against particular teams.
Javed also expressed the hope that batsmen like Babar Azam, Rizwan Khan would be able to score runs on pressure occasions, while bowlers like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ani, Haris Rauf in the team could make the batting line-up of any team difficult. Will be in a position to put.
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