India and Pakistan are all set to ignite the fiercest rivalry in international cricket as the two teams take on each other during Match 3 of the Asia Cup 2023 in Pallekele. Ahead of the mouthwatering clash, experts from both countries have begun their pre-match analysis to determine which team has the upper hand over the other.
“We have Babar, Fakhar, Imam and Rizwan at the top, Iftikhar and Salman Ali in the middle and Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz can be a bit handy down the order. In comparison, we have a better middle order than India. If Ishan Kishan plays at no. 5, fingers are crossed. No idea how will he perform there. India could also play Tilak Varma at no. 3 and bring Kohli at no. 4,” Basit Ali said in a video uploaded on his YouTube channel.
India will depend on their top three: Basit Ali
“India will face problem at no. 4, 5 and 6. They have three top-class batters in Rohit, Virat and Gill at the top. India will depend on their top three. If they perform, it will be difficult to beat India at the World Cup and the Asia Cup,” he added.