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Legendary South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener believes that India has too much ammunition for Pakistan.
Kluenser, who is Afghanistan’s head coach, made the comments ahead of the T20 World Cup clash between the two arch-rivals, which will take place on Sunday in Dubai.
Despite backing India to win, he made it clear that it would be unwise for India to underestimate the men in green as Babar Azam’s side are capable of producing incredible performances.
“India-Pakistan is always a huge, huge game. This clash is not the one to be missed, especially in big competitions like World Cups,” he told Times of India as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.
“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.
“I feel, possibly, India’s got too much ammunition for a team like Pakistan. However, we know how unpredictable they [Pakistan] are and how exciting they are to watch. So, it’s a very difficult one to call, but if Pakistan shows up and has a good day, they can beat any team in the world.”
Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik
Pakistan T20 World Cup Reserves: Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir