India and Pakistan are set to lock horns in a riveting contest of the International T20 Cup on October 24 in Dubai. The buzz around the match is increasing with every passing day, with several experts making predictions about the match. The latest to join the bandwagon is former South Africa all-rounder and Afghanistan coach Lance Klusener. Klusener believes that Pakistan can upset India if the Virat Kohli-led side does not bring their A-game to the fore.
“India-Pakistan is always a huge, huge game. This clash is not the one to be missed, especially in big competitions like World Cups. The Pakistan team has come a long way of late. They’ve produced some excellent batters. Their bowling will always be competitive. However, if India has a bit of an off day and Pakistan brings their best game, they can easily cause an upset, Klusener was quoted by ProPakistani.
Klusener feels India have too much ammunition up their ranks and will be the team to beat in the competition. He named three Indian players to watch out for in the showpiece event. Kulsener picked Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant as the three game-changers for India.
“Rohit (Sharma) is always there in the mix. He is always in the fight. He is somebody who stands up big in ICC tournaments,” Klusener said.
“Rishabh Pant as well. India are so so lucky that they have got somebody like Rishabh Pant who has been able to take over from MS Dhoni. He is fantastic and he’s got a huge huge future in the team,” he added.
“In the bowling attack, Bumrah is always there. He is always a handful on any surface. There’s so much ammunition that India has got to choose from,” he further said.
Pakistan does not have a record to boast about against India in the International T20 Cup, having lost all their five games. They certainly would love to end this losing streak in the upcoming edition.