India-Pakistan cricket match is coming. The two arch-rivals in the Asia Cup T20 cricket tournament have been drawn in the same group. India-Pakistan will face each other in Group ‘A’ match on the second day of the tournament starting from August 27 in UAE.
Due to political tensions, India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral cricket series for a long time. The two arch-rivals now only meet in any ICC or ACC tournament. As India-Pakistan matches are rarely seen, there is no dearth of discussion and excitement whenever the two teams face each other.
After last year’s T20 World Cup, these two teams are going to meet again. There is no lack of interest in the cricket world about this upcoming match. Most of the discussion about the Asia Cup revolves around this match. India-Pakistan match timings and predictions have started.
Ricky Ponting was also asked about the India-Pakistan match in the Asia Cup – which team is the favorite in the match? The former Australian captain is betting on India’s side. Not only the match against Pakistan, Ponting believes that India will win the Asia Cup title.
In the latest episode of ICC Review, Ponting said, ‘It is difficult to avoid India in any tournament. I think India will be among the favorites not only in the Asia Cup but also in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Ponting then added, “They have more depth than any other team and I think India will win the Asia Cup.”
Pakistan is ahead of India in head-to-head in all competitions. But if we look at the Asia Cup statistics only, India is slightly ahead. Out of 13 matches India won 7, Pakistan won 5, 1 match did not result.
In this year’s Asia Cup, Ponting’s bet is for the Indian team, ‘I will put India ahead in this match against Pakistan. I think India will win in the end. Pakistan, however, has no harm in this. Because, they are an extraordinary cricket nation. Day after day, they are consistently giving gifts to the stars.