Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has predicted the winner of the Asia Cup match between Pakistan and India. He has said that he picks India as the favourites to emerge as the winners of the game.
“I'll stick with India to win that clash against Pakistan. That's taking nothing away from Pakistan because they are an incredible cricket nation that continue to present out-and-out superstar players," Ricky Ponting said in the latest edition of ICC Review.
Ricky Ponting has said that as a cricket fan he would like to see more India-Pakistan clashes. “To be totally honest, it's one that we've been starved of, haven't we… looking back the last 15 or 20 years. 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?” he added.
The Asia Cup 2022 will begin on August 27. However, all eyes will be on the opening clash of the Indian team as they take on arch-rivals Pakistan on August 28.
Due to several political reasons, India and Pakistan now face each other in a very limited number of games. There has not been a bilateral series between the two since 2013, and they now only face each other in ICC events and the Asia Cup.