Indian sports commentator, Harsha Bhogle, says that Pakistan will not be able to handle the high-pressure T20 World Cup match against India scheduled on Sunday.
He said that India is in a better position as it can better handle the pressure. Bhogle said that in the past, India has a better track record of handling pressure in big matches than Pakistan and this thing will again go in favor of India.
On the other hand, Pakistan having a poor record of defeating India in big tournament matches will put further pressure on the Pakistani player. This thing will give an advantage to India as they have been able to cope with pressure in the past.
He pointed out some weaknesses in the Pakistani team that could potentially lead to the downfall of the team. Bhogle said that Pakistan is heavily reliant upon their openers Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan. It would create a problem for Pakistan if India picked up on early wickets.
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“Pakistan depends very heavily on Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam. They are wonderful players, Babar Azam is in tremendous form. But if India can knock over a couple in the powerplay, then I’m not sure that the Pakistan middle-order, even though there is now a lot of experience in there, is quite enough to win the game through,” Bhogle remarked.
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He asserted that both parties should not take each other lightly as it can lead to complacency. Bhogle asserted that both teams should minimize their mistakes as much as possible. Both the teams should remember they are playing against their world-class communities.
Earlier, Indian ministers had called for the cancellation of the India-Pakistan match due to ongoing tensions between IIOJK.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, had said that he is not feeling any pressure from the upcoming World Cup encounter on Sunday.