The India-Pakistan cricket rivalry is one of the biggest rifts in international cricket. Not only the cricket fans from India and Pakistan but from all over the world also enjoy this great rivalry. As the two teams aren’t supposed to be involved in any kind of 1 on 1 series, they only meet each other in some global tournaments like the Asia cup and World Cup.

The fans are therefore very excited to spectate the great encounter between these two teams. These two teams will be playing against each other in the upcoming Asia Cup on the 28th of August.

Virat Kohli Babar Azam
Virat Kohli Babar Azam. Image Credits: Twitter

Ricky Ponting in his interview with the ICC hosted by Sanjana Ganesan predicted the winner of the clash between India and Pakistan. Being part of another great rivalry many times, the Ashes(Australia and England), Ponting in his interview said, “When I think about rivalries, Australia and England and Ashes cricket is the pinnacle I’ve always thought of for our Test match game,”. 

Talking about India and Pakistan, he added, “I’m sure India and Pakistanis will say the same about that and the actual rivalry would be the pinnacle of Test match cricket for those two countries as well.”.

Who Will Win The Epic Clash Between India And Pakistan:

While Pakistan holds the edge overall in head-to-head meetings, it’s a different story at the Asia Cup with India currently clinging to a slender 7-5 advantage (one no result) from 13 matches.

While Ponting expects a tight tussle between the rivals, he believes India have the depth to prevail.

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

“I’ll stick with India to win that clash against Pakistan,” Ponting predicted will happen in the August 28 match.

“That’s taking nothing away from Pakistan because they are an incredible cricket nation that continues to present out-and-out superstar players.”, he added.

Ponting in this episode of ICC Review also pointed out the omission of Mohammed Shami from India’s Asia Cup 2022 squad.

India National Cricket Team
India. (Photo by Gareth Copley – ECB/ECB via Getty Images)

Ponting is sure of India’s chances of winning this upcoming game. Ponting asserted, “It’s always hard to go past India in any tournament, not just an Asia Cup, but I think every time we talk about the T20 World Cup which is coming up, I think that India will be right in the thick of it there,”. Talking about the team line-up, “Their depth is definitely better than the other teams and I think India will win the Asia Cup.”, he added.

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