Cricket experts give their opinions on the Ind-Pak clash in the Asia Cup

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During JioCinema’s daily show, #AAKASHVANI, hosted by former cricketer Aakash Chopra, three experts have given their opinions on the India vs Pakistan clashes.

These are none other than RP Singh, Robin Uthappa, and Abhishek Nayar.

They feel that if India and Pakistan play three games against each other in this tournament, then they will be better prepared for each other.

However, Uthappa feels that these games will not be easy affairs for either team.

Singh says that Pakistan has a very well-settled playing XI and has covered all of their bases.

Meanwhile, the three experts believe that there will be mutual learning between the two sides during the continental tournament.

Therefore, all three experts have also stated that the Asia Cup is a precursor to the ODI World Cup.

Experts give their opinions on Ind-Pak match-ups in the Asia Cup; predict 3-0 in India’s favour

Says RP Singh,

Before the World Cup if India gets the opportunity to play three matches against Pakistan, it would be very beneficial for the Indian side to have a more refined preparation strategy. Pakistan has a very balanced team with a left-arm spinner, a leg-break bowler who can bat, a left-arm fast bowler, and a right-arm fast bowler with a pace close to 150. It would be in India’s best interest to capitalise on such an opportunity, as it would allow them to assess and make necessary adjustments. But it will also be advantageous to Pakistan as well as they get to play India before the World Cup.

Says Uthappa,

Both teams possess exceptional skills and talent, setting the stage for three intense matches. While I consistently predict 3-0 in favour of India, it’s important to acknowledge that these won’t be straightforward matches for the Indian side.

Concludes Nayar,

Frequent matches against a team create familiarity and reduce pressure, working both ways. When India plays Pakistan, it’s a reciprocal process where each side learns from the other. Facing Pakistan’s unique and diverse fast bowlers will help our batsmen prepare better against them and it will also help our bowlers strategize against their batsmen. Playing a team multiple times before an important match like the World Cup in Ahmedabad is valuable. These three games will offer insights as to what to expect in the World Cup. My prediction remains 3-0 in India’s favor.

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