It is always hard to go past India in any tournament, not just an Asia Cup, but I think every time we talk about the T20 World Cup which is coming up, I think that India will be right in the thick of it there. Their depth is definitely better than the other teams and I think India will win the Asia Cup," said Ponting on the latest episode of ICC Review.
The Asia Cup T20 tournament is starting from 27 August. The great match between India and Pakistan will be played on August 28 at the Dubai International Stadium. Fans are eagerly waiting for this match. The eyes of cricket pundits around the world are also on this match. Former Australia captain and legendary batsman Ricky Ponting has predicted about this match. He has also told which team will win the Asia Cup tournament. The team of India and Pakistan last met in the T20 World Cup in the UAE in 2021. Then in the match held in Dubai itself, Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets. Since then the Indian team has made many changes in its squad. Then Virat Kohli was handling the command of the Indian team. At the same time, now Rohit Sharma is captaining the team. The Indian team has won all the T20 series since last years T20 World Cup.
Ricky Ponting has his Say, Legendary Australian batter Ricky Ponting said on Friday that the Indian team has the depth to prevail over Pakistan in their upcoming high-voltage Asia Cup 2022 match and also take away the prestigious trophy. India named a 15-member squad for the Asia Cup earlier this week. The tournament will start from August 27 onwards, with India starting its campaign with a high-octane clash against Pakistan on August 28.
"I will stick with India to win that clash against Pakistan. That is taking nothing away from Pakistan because they are an incredible cricket nation that continues to present out-and-out superstar players," he said.When I think about rivalries, Australia and England and Ashes cricket is the pinnacle I have always thought of for our Test match game. I am sure India and Pakistanis will say the same about that and the actual rivalry would be the pinnacle of Test match cricket for those two countries as well. Ponting has seen many of Indias T20I stars during his stint as an IPL coach and has his eyes on their preparation for the upcoming T20I World Cup, which will take place between October-November this year.
Coming to the Asia Cup, the 15th edition of the tournament will be played in the UAE between six teams (main event). Defending champions India are also the most successful team, having won the trophy seven times. While the last edition of the tournament was held in an ODI format, this edition will feature the T20 format.
T 20 World Cup, Ponting said that since the T20 World Cup last year, the batting depth of the Indian team has increased and this will benefit the team. He said in the latest episode of ICC Review – It is always difficult to beat India in any tournament, not just the Asia Cup. However, every time we talk of T20 World Cup, I think India will be the best team. Their depth in batting is definitely better than other teams and I think India will win the Asia Cup as well.