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Asia Cup 2022: Ricky Ponting backs Rohit Sharma-led India to beat Pakistan and win the title

Asia Cup 2022: Ricky Ponting backs Rohit Sharma-led India to beat Pakistan and win the title

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes Rohit Sharma-led India will emerge as winners in their key clash with Pakistan in the upcoming Asia Cup and even go on to bag the title.

India will take on Babar Azam’s Pakistan in a highly-anticipated match in Dubai on August 28.

Pakistan have a lead in their overall head-to-head record against India but at the Asia Cup, India have a 7-5 advantage (one no result) from 13 matches.

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Ponting, who led Australia to two ODI World Cup titles, said he is looking forward to the match and that the battle will be intense.

“To be totally honest it’s one that we’ve been starved of, haven’t we … looking back the last 15 or 20 years,” Ponting said on The ICC Review.

“As a cricket lover like I am and a cricket observer, any time those sorts of battles come up it’s almost always nice to sit back and watch because everything just goes up a notch, doesn’t it?”

Ponting also shared his view on who he thinks will emerge as the winner. He said it’ll likely be a close contest but India have the edge.

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