India will be taking on Pakistan on September 19 in the Asia Cup and Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh considers India as the favourites for this game. Harbhajan claimed that despite the absence of Virat Kohli India are the favourites for this much-anticipated high-voltage drama.
Harbhajan was present for a cricket tournament at Dubai when he revealed his favourites for the match.
Harbhajan backed his claims by saying that India’s batting is superior. He also stated that India knows how to score big and they have got a lot of depth in their bowling.
In the recent tour of England Indian batsmen failed to perform according to their potential. However Harbhajan isn’t bothered about India’s past performance.
He admitted that India have not done well in England but he asked everyone to forget about that. The Indian cricketer noted that those were different conditions but Asian conditions, Indian batting line-up will be tough to get them out.
The off-spinner also spoke about the depth in India’s bowling line-up. He said that with Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar fit and two spinners, especially Kuldeep Yadav, he is going to be a key factor for India.
He stated that he would rate India has got better chance than Pakistan.
India will kick-start their Asia Cup campaign by facing Hong Kong on September 18 but all eyes are set on India’s clash with Pakistan which is on September 19.
This is the first time both teams will be meeting each other after the finals of the Champions Trophy in 2017 in which Pakistan completely outplayed India to clinch the title.
Pakistan have already begun their campaign by defeating Hong Kong in a one-sided match on September 16th.