Unlike every India vs Pakistan encounter, the games between arch-rivals in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 have been a one-sided affair. Meanwhile, the Pakistan coach, Mickey Arthur pours a fuel to the rivalry by giving a bold statement of winning the Asia Cup 2018 title.
The Indian team folded out their neighbours for the mere total in their first meeting against Pakistan in the tournament which was followed by yet another convincing victory in the clash during super four stage of the Asia Cup 2018.
Pakistan will beat India in Asia Cup 2018 final – Mickey Arthur
The Men in Green has been pretty disappointing against India in the recently-concluded couple of clashes in the tournament. However, the head coach, Mickey Arthur is confident the team will show their real fight to win the coveted trophy.
The Sarfraz-led side needs to win against Bangladesh to reach final of Asia Cup 2018 and then beat Rohit Sharma-led India to clinch the trophy. Though there are many analysts showing a green signal for India, Mickey Arthur is quite confident of his team’s chances.
”Pakistan will beat Bangladesh in the Super four match of the tournament tomorrow and then it will take revenge against India in the final. Pakistan loss against India on September 23 was the worst defeat of his coaching career. He added that if we had taken early wickets, then the situation might have been different at that time,” Mickey Arthur quoted as per Daily News Web Desk.
Pakistan should beat Bangladesh to seal final berth –
To clash against the Indian team, the Pakistani team needs to leap the Bangladesh hurdle in a virtual semi-final clash. Both the sides are already preparing their plans, and it would be interesting to see how things would turn out.
However, it is quite a bold statement by Mickey Arthur. On the current form and mental aspect basis, India is quite confident of knocking their arch-rivals. Meanwhile, Pakistan is bagging a wholesome of pressure on their shoulders.