Former Pakistan cricketer Rashid Latif believes that the Asia Cup 2022 will be an exciting event but the final is likely to boil down to a clash between two teams – India and Pakistan.
The last time both the teams met was in the T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE. Pakistan registered a comprehensive 10-wicket victory, their first win over India in a World Cup event.
Following the events that followed that match, it is clear that both the teams will be the favourites in the Asia Cup starting on 27 August.
“I am hopeful for Pakistan to win Asia Cup 2022. The victory against India in the recent T20 World Cup 2021 has increased hopes for Pakistan. No doubt other teams are also competitive but the main competition in Asia Cup 2022 would be between India and Pakistan,” Latif said.
“India is no doubt a good team but there’s no example of the way Pakistan is currently playing cricket. Pakistan has players like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Babar Azam, and Mohammad Rizwan who are currently named as the best players by ICC,” he also added.
If recent results are anything to go by, Pakistan certainly start favourites but the pressure when the two sides meet will always have a final say in the matter.