India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2022: India have built their A, B & C teams, cricket policy in Pakistan so bad they don’t have any bench strength, says Danish Kaneria | Cricket News
India and Pakistan have met 14 times in the Asian Cup. India holds a 8-5 win-loss record against Men in Green. A match ends with no results between the two teams.
The last time when India faced Pakistan in international cricket in general was at the 2021 T20 World Cup when the team led by Virat Kohli suffered an embarrassing 10-wicket defeat.
With the next version of the high-octane blockbuster set to play on Sunday, TimesofIndia.com catch up with Kaneria, who played 61 Tests and 18 ODIs for Pakistan between 2000 and 2010, claims more than 270 international players, for an exclusive interview to talk about the fascinating clash between India and Pakistan, the absence of Shaheen Afridi and Jasionary Bumrah and more…
India and Pakistan will lock their whistles on August 28. The last time these two teams competed in T20I was in the T20 World Cup, where Pakistan won with a score of 10 goals. Who will have the upper hand this time when you think going with the current form, etc.?
In its current form, India. India has played a lot of T20 cricket. They have made a lot of changes to their squad, captaincy and management. They have managed to build teams A, B and C. On the other hand, Pakistan has not been able to build a single team. They are having difficulty. Now that Shaheen Shah Afridi has also been dropped from the Asiad squad due to injury, India will have the upper hand. Pakistan will be without their bowler catching the ball. Shaheen Shah Afridi is the only wicket bowler who uses the wicket, applies pressure and creates impact and other bowlers can revolve around him. India is entering the Asian Cup with a strong mindset, bringing players into the game. They have names like R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravi Bishnoi. Bowling looks solid for India.
Indian batting is as solid as their bowling. KL Rahul seems to have regained his touch the way he beat Zimbabwe (in the third ODI). He’s scored 30 goals but with the shots he’s played, it looks like he’s back in shape. It is a good sign for the Indian team but it is not a good sign for Pakistan. Pakistan’s problem is their batting order. Babar Azam and Mohd. Rizwan are two names that come to mind. They are the people who can do miracles for Pakistan.
Apart from Babar Azam and Rizwan, everyone else couldn’t run. Khushdil Shah is a talented young player but Haider Ali and Asif Ali are playing in the leagues in Pakistan and they haven’t scored enough runs. Their performance is going down and they are inactive. That is a worrying sign. Pakistan has recently played a weak team like the Netherlands. The top 6 Dutch players were not there. It’s like a bowling alley (team) in the Netherlands. The Netherlands lost the series because of inexperience but still dominated Pakistan. The Netherlands beat Pakistan with 206th in the third ODI. Pakistani smashers have been seen struggling against them. Pakistani bowlers are also having trouble finding. Only Naseem Shah can perform well. He’s a guy worth watching in the Asian Cup. India will face him for the first time. He is an agile and talented bowler. He will be the man to watch at the tournament. India will have the upper hand. India will have 70 percent (chance of winning) and Pakistan will have 30 percent. I give Pakistan 30% because Babar Azam is in terrible form.
In that match at WC T20 (India vs Pak in 2021) Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan finished the match with less than 18 rounds – While Babar is widely regarded as one of the best smashers of the generation hey, Rizwan sometimes doesn’t really get all the credit he deserves – yours for how he’s improved as a hitter since his international debut in 2015…
The history of cricket has always been like that. A hitter-battler or a spinning pitcher doesn’t get the recognition and limelight that a proper hitter and a fast pitcher do. This has always been the case. But you’re right, Rizwan plays incredible innings. He is a fearless cricketer. His attack speed is better than Babar Azam.
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Babar Azam is running but his attack rate is low which is a concern. He builds innings and runs for his team but his attack rate is low. Rizwan should get more credit that he doesn’t. And he doesn’t mind that. He is a beautiful character. He’s a great character, he manages his workload very well, his fitness is good and he’s a quick learner. He will get more recognition. He revolves around Babar Azam. When Babar Azam touched and blocked the ball, that pressure was relieved by Rizwan. In the future, you will see Rizwan will be very successful.
What impact will the absence of Shaheen Afridi have on Pakistan at the Asian Cup?
That is a very good question. Pakistan is in trouble at the moment. Naseem Shah must lead from the front in bowling. Some great Pakistani players say that without Shaheen Afridi, then bring Mohd back. Amir. I see no reason to bring Amir back. It’s better to give a chance to someone who is doing well in the domestic league.
Amir has not played a single PSL game this season. He wasn’t fit enough and he played a few county cricket games. In addition, he also made statements against Misbah Ul Haq, Waqar Younis, Ramiz Raza etc. So I don’t think he will be back.
Jasosystem Bumrah will not compete in this Asian Cup due to injury. Can Pakistan and other teams breathe a sigh of relief?
Sure. Bumrah is an amazing, world-class pitcher. He did a great job for Team India. He is a bowler who is prone to injuries because of his actions. But India has plenty of options. He may not be available (nor) for the T20 World Cup in Australia. India has a lot of fast-paced archery athletes. Initially, India had hitters and spinners but now they also have a lot of fast pitchers. Umran Malik is there – the speed player. He’s rough but the speed is there. Harshal Patel is another guy. He got injured and got out. But you have Prasidh Krishna. India has Deepak Chahar who has just returned from injury.
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Pakistan can really breathe a sigh of relief as they don’t have to face Bumrah this time, despite Babar Azam and Mohd. Rizwan played Bumrah very well in the 2021 T20 World Cup. Harshal Patel is another bowler who has bowled very well in the IPL. The Pakistani smashers must be relieved when two of the best pitchers outside of the Indian team make it to the Asian Cup. I said this – don’t play Shaheen Shah Afridi often because he will burn out. Pakistan needs to take care of their players like India.
India rotates their players. They care about their players. But the policy in Pakistan is so bad that if you turn someone around, they’re out of the team. That’s why we don’t have a B team. Our bench power is too weak. We have no substitute for anyone. If something happens to Babar Azam, who will replace him? Do we have a player of that caliber? We don’t have that. Who will replace Rizwan if he is injured or unfit? Mohd Harris? Harris is playing but can only manage 10 times in 6 games (his last). They had Sarfaraz Ahmed. They don’t play him. They included him but he just sat out. That’s how Pakistan deals with the players.
Shaheen Afridi’s absence will hurt Pakistan and it will benefit other teams, including India. Pakistan will be without Shaheen’s service in the tournament. Naseem Shah ate 5 in the match against the Netherlands and is in good form. I hope he makes an impact. Pakistan will have a hard time in their fast bowling after Shaheen’s departure.
Man for man, which team has a better fast bowling style at the moment – India or Pakistan?
India has a lot of bowlers. Not only in the Asian Cup, in general they have very good plans. They have a backup for every player. India are taking good care of their players. Pakistan is going with speed. India will be participating with three tempo drivers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan. India is relying heavily on spinners to dominate the tournament (Asian Cup).
If you look at the overall development of Indian and Pakistani cricket teams across all formats over the past decade – which team would you say has made the most progress in which divisions?
As far as progress is concerned, that is of course India’s. Pakistan does not produce any foot-spinning players. When they did, they made him sit out. They didn’t give their batters much of a chance. Those who choose to come and deal with the media, say that Shan Masood should do more. They say they are not confident in Masood’s form and that he needs to offer more. Masood is playing county cricket; he’s performing there and he’s consistent. He is doing very well there. He is the strongest and a great handle. He is a teammate. And these pickers are saying we’ll see him and give him a chance at center forward.
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If you look at India, after the 2021 T20 World Cup, Virat was down, Rohit was stuck, Bumrah was sidelined with injury, and the selectors and management gave the others a chance and development. cricket players. Within a year they developed a lot of cricket. You see there is a huge stream of players. Without Rohit, Shreyas Iyer would be there. If Virat wasn’t there, Shubman Gill would take his place. If they didn’t have Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja as the finishers, they would have developed Venkatesh Iyer and Sanju Samson. Team India did not cry. If Bumrah doesn’t have a match against Pakistan in the Asian Cup, they don’t say who will beat? They have several options. They confidently say yes, we have Arshdeep Singh. That’s why India has A, B and C teams.
Babar Azam or Virat kohli – who is the best of these two beaters? In general, this debate takes place on social networks. What do you think about who beat the boss and why?
Virat Kohli has done very well throughout his career. Why we are discussing Virat is because he has accomplished something in his career. He has done miracles; he won games for Team India. He doesn’t have an ICC title (as captain) under the belt but you can see his batting stats are excellent. He has a lot of runs to his name. Babar Azam is another great cricketer.
Virat is currently out of form and Babar Azam is keeping in great contact. He is running in every game. Being a cricketer myself, I wouldn’t compare them. Only when these two men hang up their shoes will we see the stats, then we will have a clear picture of who has done more for their country and who outperformed. Babar and Virat are always there on top. People love their batting and polishing techniques.