Asia Cup 2018: India, Pakistan Will be a Exciting Match to Watch – Younis Khan
Former Pakistan batsman Younis Khan believes India and Pakistan game is going to be an exciting match to watch. In fact, it is well known that a match between India and Pakistan is always a high octane game. Both the teams will lock horns with each other on 19 September at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in forthcoming Asia Cup. Meanwhile, India and Pakistan seldom take on each other as there is always political tension between the two countries.
On the other hand, India and Pakistan had last squared off with each other in the Champions Trophy final. Pakistan had surprised India in the final as the Men in Green ticked the right boxes.
It will be another exciting contest.
Younis Khan who led Pakistan to glory in the 2009 World T20 believes both the arch-rivals should take on each other on regular intervals.
“A series like Ashes can be played between the two teams,” Khan said in the media interaction. “It doesn’t have to be every year. It would be every two years or three years,” he added.
Meanwhile, Younis Khan believes the domestic T20 leagues has been instrumental in getting the best out of the players. Furthermore, it gives a platform to the young players to showcase their talent.
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“Bangladesh and India both have their own cricket leagues and their cricket has vastly improved. Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Fakhar Zaman and Shaheen Shah Afridi all came through PSL,” he added.
India will be without the services of their full-time skipper Virat Kohli. Thus, there will be a huge void in the Indian batting line-up. Therefore, India’s limited overs deputy Rohit Sharma will hold the captaincy reins in the upcoming tournament. India will begin their Asia Cup campaign when they will lock horns with Hong Kong on 18 September at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
On the other hand, Pakistan will hold the advantage baton as the Men in Green plays most of its cricket in UAE.