Harsha Bhogle, an Indian commentator, has shared his thoughts on the upcoming Indo-Pak T20 World Cup match, which is set to take place on October 24th in Dubai.
Harsha emphasized the importance of Pakistan’s openers, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, in a video posted on his official Twitter account. He stated that Pakistan heavily relies on these two batters and that if India bowls them in the power-play, Pakistan’s middle-order batters will be unable to lead the team to victory.
He went on to say that Pakistan has some very good bowlers, including Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Hasan Ali. On the other hand, India has received some quality batters such as Rohit Sharma and Virat Kholi.
He advised his openers to put up a good total until six overs, allowing the middle-order batters to carry the match to victory.
According to Harsha Bhogle, “Pakistan relies heavily on Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam.” They are fantastic players, and Babar Azam is in fantastic form. But if India can knock over a couple in the powerplay, I’m not sure the Pakistan middle-order, despite the fact that there is now a lot of experience in there, will be enough to win the game.”
He also believes that India has an advantage in dealing with nervousness and pressure during intense matches.
“Of course, teams will be nervous,” he said, “but it’s a question of how you channel that nervousness.” If it tightens you up or makes you doubt yourself, you’ve lost the game. “I believe India has an advantage on that front because Pakistan has been nervous in the past.”
He did, however, warn his team not to underestimate the opposition during the game.
“We need to understand that there are two good teams playing,” he concluded. If you disrespect the opposition, you give them a foot in the door and sometimes a chance to win the game.”