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Ex-Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif is confident that the national team will bounce back and beat India in their Asia Cup Super Four game on Sunday.
Pakistan were demolished by India when they met in the group stage of the tournament as the men in blue cruised to a convincing eight-wicket win.
Pakistan’s batsmen failed to impress in the match, but Latif believes that Sarfraz Ahmed’s side will learn from the mistakes they made and be a lot more competitive this time around.
“Pakistan was in skies and not ready to give India any outside chance in the Asia Cup after defeating them in the Champions Trophy final,” Latif was quoted as saying by The Nation. “But the defeat in the pool match is an eye-opener and will help the green caps a great deal in the coming matches. I still believe Pakistan are favourites to beat India and they both will play the final.
“The good thing is the team [has] another opportunity today against India. I am highly hopeful the right combination [will] be selected.”