T20 World Cup: Harsha Bhogle shares his thoughts on the upcoming Indo-Pak clash
Indian commentator, Harsha Bhogle has shared his thoughts on the upcoming Indo-Pak T20 World Cup clash, which is scheduled on 24th October in Dubai.
Speaking in a video on his official Twitter account, Harsha stressed the importance of Pakistan’s openers, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. He said that Pakistan heavily relies on these two batters and if India bowled them in the power-play then for sure Pakistan’s middle-order batters cannot take the game towards victory.
He added that Pakistan has some very good bowlers like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali. On the other hand, India got some quality batters like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kholi. He suggested his openers to build a good total till six overs, which will allow the middle-order batters to carry the match towards the victory.
Harsha Bhogle said, “Pakistan depend very heavily on Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam. They are wonderful players, Babar Azam is in tremendous form. But if India can knock over a couple in the powerplay, then I’m not sure that the Pakistan middle-order, even though there is now a lot of experience in there, is quite enough to win the game through,”
He also believes that India has an advantage when it comes to handling nervousness and pressure during the intense clash.
He said, “Of course teams are going to be nervous but it’s a question of how you channelise that nervousness. If it tightens you up, makes you unsure of yourself then you have lost the game there. I think India might have an advantage on that front because couple of times Pakistan have been nervous in the past,”
However, he warned his team on taking the opposition lightly during the match.
He concluded, “We need to understand that there are two good teams playing. If you disrespect the opposition, you give them a toe in the door and sometimes an opportunity to win the game itself,”
India vs Pakistan. Wondering what India’s plans will be for the match? Here are my thoughts. Do share your thoughts on how the Indian team should plan for the match? #FrontFootWithHousing @Housing #collaboration pic.twitter.com/5i0SA3Bk6K
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 19, 2021
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