Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson picked his winner for the Asia Cup 2022’s high-stakes match between India and Pakistan.
The opening match of the Asia Cup 2022, between hosts Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in Dubai, is scheduled for August 27.
India will win, in my opinion: Shane Watson
On August 28 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, where Babar Azam and his team recorded a historic victory by 10 wickets in the T20 World Cup the previous year, the most eagerly anticipated matchup will be between India and Pakistan.
Both teams will learn something from this game before their upcoming meeting in Melbourne on October 24 for the T20 World Cup 2022.
Watson believes the Men in Blue have a better chance of winning the forthcoming match despite Pakistan’s convincing triumph over their bitter rivals in last year’s T20 World Cup.
“India is the winner, in my opinion. They can easily adapt to conditions because they are so powerful and strong. India, I believe, Watson stated in The ICC Review.
Whoever prevails in the contest will take home the 2022 Asia Cup: Russell Watson
India underwent a significant shift after its humiliating departure from the Super 12 stage. Since November 2021, they have had a perfect record in seven bilateral T20I series.
Watson predicted that the victor of this year’s Asia Cup between India and Pakistan.
“That first game will be quite special to see because Pakistan has complete faith that they can defeat this Indian team at this point. Whoever wins that game will likely go on to win the Asia Cup, according to Watson.
But I just have a gut feeling that India will win the competition. It will be difficult to control them because they have so much firepower throughout their lineup, he continued.
India and Pakistan might potentially play each other three times throughout the continental championship.