India and Pakistan have not faced each other for almost a decade in a bilateral series. However, they do get to clash in international tournaments. The arch-rivals will clash against each other on August 28 in the Asia Cup 2022. Thus, there is a lot of hype pertaining to the same. Several pundits and experts have already made some bold predictions for this game.
With teams all set and the players toiling hard, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has picked the winner of the Asia Cup 2022. Ricky Ponting said that India will most likely win the match against Pakistan. The former Tasmania-based batter added that the Men in Blue will lift the trophy this year too. He added the depth in the Indian team is intense and it can defeat any team at the moment.
“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 continues to present out-and-out superstar players. Their depth is definitely better than the other teams, and I think India will win the Asia Cup,” Ponting told in the Cricket’s governing body review show.
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Ricky Ponting talks about the India-Pakistan rivalry and predicts winner of the Asia Cup on The ICC Review ?
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Pakistan never managed to take a win against India in a World Cup until the 20-20 World Cup last year. The Pakistan team thrashed India as they thumped the latter by 10 wickets. India lost to Pakistan in the 2017 Champions Trophy. However, the Indian team has the edge over the arch-rivals in major tournaments. Ponting also added that the pinnacle of rivalry between India and Pakistan would be a test match between both the two nations.
“When I think about rivalries, Australia and England and Ashes cricket is the pinnacle. I’ve always thought of it for our Test match game. I’m sure India and Pakistanis will say the same about that and the actual rivalry would be the pinnacle of Test match cricket for those two countries as well,” the legend said.