Former skipper Sourav Ganguly pronounced India are a softened group and deficiency of unchanging skipper Virat Kohli won’t be a cause when a fortifying champions take on arch-rivals Pakistan in a high-voltage Asia Cup strife on Wednesday.
The dual sour foes will reignite their adversary in a Asia Cup Wednesday with India carrying a 6-5 win-loss record from 12 encounters in a continental event.
“It will be a 50-50 competition in Dubai,” Ganguly pronounced on a sidelines of a promotional event.
India are a many successful side in a Asia Cup, carrying won a pretension a sum of 6 times, while Pakistan bagged a climax twice.
Rohit Sharma will lead India in a deficiency of Kohli who has been given rest after a removal England tour.
“Virat Kohli’s deficiency won’t be a factor, they are a softened side,” Ganguly said, adding Pakistan too have softened on their performance.
The final time a dual sides met was a Champions Trophy limit strife in England final year, with Pakistan winning a compare by 180 runs.
India start their Asia Cup debate opposite Hong Kong Tuesday, while Pakistan have done their intentions transparent with an 8 wicket win over Hong Kong on Sunday.
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