Ponting said: “It’s always difficult to beat India in any tournament, not just the Asia Cup, but I think whenever we talk about the T20 World Cup, which is coming up, and India in this too. Will be a strong team.,
Dubai, 14 Aug. Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting has spoken about the absence of Mohammed Shami in the Asia Cup squad and says he is best for the longer format as there are many better fast bowlers in India’s T20 squad. India have picked Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh as the three specialist fast bowlers, with all-rounder Hardik Pandya the fourth bowler in the 15-man squad. Twice World Cup winning captain Ponting said in the latest episode of ‘The ICC Review’, “He (Shami) has been a very good bowler for India for a long time.
If you look at his ability, he is probably the best performer in Test cricket. Ponting said: “I think the Indian T20 cricket team has a much better fast bowler than Shami and he has only picked three for the Asia Cup. So if there were four possible names in the team, he could have been the fourth fast bowler.” Should have gone Asia Cup will be held in Dubai and Sharjah from August 27 to September 11 and Ponting has named India as a strong contender for the tournament.
Ponting said: “It’s always difficult to beat India in any tournament, not just the Asia Cup, but I think whenever we talk about the T20 World Cup, which is coming up, and India in this too. Will be a strong team. “The depth of their team is definitely better than other teams and I believe that India will win the Asia Cup,” he said.The bilateral series between India and arch-rivals Pakistan has not been held for a decade.
He said: “To be honest, we’ve missed it haven’t we? Just look at the last 15 or 20 years. He said: “When encounters like that happen as a cricket fan, it’s always good to sit and watch them because there is a little more tension in it. Ponting said: “Ashes Test cricket between Australia and England is at the top when it comes to rivalry. I’m sure the people of India and Pakistan will say the same about it.
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