Harsha Bhogle, an Indian pundit, has offered his opinion on the upcoming Indo-Pak T20 World Cup match in Dubai on October 24th.
Harsha emphasised the importance of Pakistan’s openers, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, in a video posted on his official Twitter account. He claimed that Pakistan’s middle-order batters are largely reliant on these two batsmen, and that if India bowled them in the power play, Pakistan’s middle-order batters would be unable to lead the team to victory.
He went on to say that Pakistan has some excellent bowlers in the form of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Hasan Ali. India, on the other side, has some excellent batters in Rohit Sharma and Virat Kholi. He advised his openers to put up a good total until the sixth over, allowing the middle-order batters to take the game to victory.
“Pakistan relies heavily on Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam,” Harsha Bhogle stated. They’re fantastic players, and Babar Azam is in fantastic form. But if India can knock over a few on the powerplay, I’m not sure the Pakistan middle-order, despite the fact that it now has a lot of experience, would be able to win the game.”
He also believes India has an advantage in terms of dealing with nerves and pressure throughout the heated match.