Rashid Latif has acknowledged Pakistan’s win within the final T20 World Cup dealt a extreme blow to India and they’re nonetheless recovering from it. He nonetheless dismissed it could play a job of their upcoming Asia Cup encounter, earlier than discussing the rivalry’s significance and the potential results of the match.
Followers might be handled to 4 potential clashes between India and Pakistan over the subsequent three months courtesy of upcoming multi-national occasions. Although the arch-rivals final had a bilateral collection in 2012-13, the 2 sides meet usually in ICC tournaments offering the followers with a spectacle. Nevertheless, the final time the 2 groups battled was maybe essentially the most lopsided encounter in a very long time within the cricketing historical past between the 2 nations to the enjoyment of Pakistan followers.
India batted first of their opening match of the World T20 2021 and a batting collapse noticed them find yourself with a subpar whole of 151. The Males in Inexperienced cruised to the goal with openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam each registering magnificent half-centuries to drive their workforce to a record-breaking 10-wicket victory. The end result in the end spelt catastrophe for India on the match as they had been eradicated within the Tremendous 12 stage itself, whereas Pakistan managed to proceed until the semi-final. However, former wicket-keeper Rashid Latif reckons the reminiscences of that match will not play a lot of a job when the 2 sides take the sphere for his or her Asia Cup conflict on August 28 on the Dubai Worldwide Stadium.
“I do not suppose the World Cup could be of their (India’s) thoughts. They’re taking it collection by collection, it is value noting that groups are altering with each collection. Their focus will likely be on the Asia Cup. The loss towards Pakistan induced loads of injury to the Indian workforce, so they’re attempting to recuperate from it,” he stated on his official YouTube channel ‘Caught Behind’.
The way in which the match’s format is about up, the 2 sides are certain to fulfill once more in the event that they proceed to the Tremendous 4 stage. Given the one different workforce of their preliminary pool could be a qualifier, the likelihood of that occurring is fairly excessive. In the event that they then carry out properly within the second round-robin stage, a grand assembly within the remaining may await them. In lower than two months’ time, the groups are scheduled to play one another once more of their opening encounter of the World T20 2022 in Australia on October 23 in a Tremendous 12 fixture. India and Pakistan are ranked first and third respectively by ICC and can go into the tournaments as favourites.
“You possibly can play as many collection as you need, however the match between India and Pakistan stays essential. I consider the Indian workforce, the board, the administration can pay vital consideration to the match towards Pakistan within the Asia Cup. They’d wish to win the Asia Cup, and if all of the gamers can be found for India, they are often favourites,” Latif expressed.
India holds the sting over Pakistan in these occasions, with seven victories over Pakistan’s 5 in head-to-head encounters at Asia Cup. Equally, final yr’s victory was Pakistan’s first win over India at a World Cup and solely their second triumph at an ICC occasion.
“The circumstances within the UAE go well with them. India will give their all within the sport towards Pakistan. They’ve dominated the clashes between either side previously 20 years, however Pakistan did win by 10 wickets of their final sport. So the planning will go into it,” concluded Latif.
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