Pakistan is a weaker team than India at this moment, says Pakistani Legend
The legendary pacer Waqar Younis believed that India's squad, captained by Rohit Sharma, had prepared better than Pakistan going into the World Cup.
Based on India's recent Asia Cup success and their comfortable 228-run victory over their bitter rivals in a Super 4 match in Colombo, this comment has been made.
The World Cup match between India and Pakistan is set to take place in Ahmedabad on October 14, much to everyone's excitement.
Hyderabad Police is putting in extra time to make sure the Pakistani team is completely safe and secure.
In Hyderabad, security staff are working overtime to make sure the Pakistani cricket team, who are visiting India for the first time in seven years, has a smooth stay.
Younis admitted that in this high-stakes match, both teams would be under pressure, but he speculated that the Men in Blue would have a tiny advantage.
"It's a given that the match between India and Pakistan will be the biggest of all the matches. As a result, you will need to manage your anxiety when playing in Ahmedabad. Pakistan will also be under pressure because they are a lesser squad than India.
According to Younis, "but India will also be under pressure because the stadium crowd will create pressure on both the teams," Star Sports reported.
"But India will undoubtedly be a better team if we judge only on the team's performance," he continued. Younis acknowledged the erratic form of the Pakistani bowler Naseem Shah and stated that his injury may put them at a serious disadvantage.
When it comes to Pakistan, this time they are a hit and a miss. It will be very detrimental to lose Naseem Shah because he and Shaheen (Afridi) used to complement each other with fresh balls."
Younis stated, "Even though Hasan Ali has been announced as his replacement, I don't think it will be an easy task for him to come and perform on this kind of big stage because he has a lot of experience and has given brilliant performances in the past."
According to Younis' analysis of the Indian team, the group includes excellent spinners and a strong bench.
"If all we speak about is checking boxes, we won't see that any other side can compete with India at this point since they have quality spinners like Kuldeep and Jadeja who are now in the starting lineup. However, they also possess great bench strength."