"Pakistan will benefit from India's mistakes again"- Former Pakistan cricketer backs Pakistan over India for Asia Cup 2022
On August 28th, team India and Pakistan will compete in the group stage of 2022 Asia Cup. Since Babar Azam's team's easy 10-wicket triumph at the T20 World Cup last year, neither team has played each other on the field. Political problems between India and Pakistan have put an end to their bilateral series, and now both India and Pakistan team will both compete only in the ICC tournaments.
Shikhar Dhawan was reinstated as the team's captain in the most recent BCCI squad announcement for the forthcoming ODI series against Zimbabwe. In the just finished ODI series against West Indies, Dhawan had effectively led the Indian side to a resounding 3-0 whitewash.
Win or lose, it doesn't matter. However, he believes Pakistan's plan is much more promising. Whether it is a T20I, ODI, or Test, the Pakistani team has not undergone many changes and they have confidence in their players. In this year, India has had about 7 captains, which is inappropriate given the current circumstances, Latif said.
He said, “Kohli isn't there, Rohit and Rahul are injured. Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant came as captains, Shikhar Dhawan also came as a captain in the ODI. They would have some problem making their best combinations. India may have the best squad overall but they will make some error in getting the combinations right in the squad and Pakistan will benefit from India's mistakes again". He also said that India will have a major problem in finding their best playing 11.
He also said Pakistan took the advantage when India made the error last time in the T20 World Cup 2021. He said it will happen once again and Pakistan will beat India. The much awaited encounter between India and Pakistan in Asia Cup 2022 is scheduled on August 28th in Dubai. The Indian team led by Rohit Sharma will look to take revenge this time and beat the rivals Pakistan.