Indo-Pak games are one of the most hyped ones given the political tensions between the South Asian neighbors. They will lock horns in the World Cup on June 16. India have never lost a World Cup game against Pakistan. And they will look to continue with their brilliant record against arch-rivals, Pakistan in the World yet again.
India cricketer, Harbhajan Singh believes India will beat Pakistan in the World Cup. At India Today Salaam Cricket event, Bhajji said, “India vs Pakistan is not as big as India vs England. Maybe from the media perspective, India vs Pakistan is more hyped up. But from a cricketing aspect, India vs England is more important. India can beat this Pakistan team 9 and a half times out of 10 times. Pakistan do not have the kind of players. Favourites tags are with India and England.
“India have 11 match-winners and I don’t think Pakistan have the ability to beat this Indian team. We are more experienced and we have a lot of big players,” he said.
The former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who was central to Pakistan’s rise to no.1 ICC Test ranking also agreed with Harbhajan Singh but added that Pakistan can do anything on their day.
“Logically, Bhajji is right but Pakistan is a dangerous team. In cricket, you cannot say anything. This Pakistan team is capable. There was a collapse in the last match. India have a better chance. As he said, India and England are the two favourites. Given the rivalry, intensity… You never know what can happen in World Cups. Pakistan were strong in the 1990s yet India would win every time in World Cups,” Misbah said.