India and Pakistan are set to lock horns in a mouth-watering encounter of the International T20 Cup on October 24 in Dubai. Pakistan does not have a great record against India and have lost all their five matches in the international T20 Cup. While most of the experts believe that India will cruise past Pakistan in the contest, Afghanistan coach and former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener feels Pakistan is well equipped to stun India if the Men in Blue does not bring their A-game to the fore on the match day.

“India-Pakistan is always a huge, huge game. This clash is not the one to be missed, especially in big competitions like World Cups. The Pakistan team has come a long way of late. They’ve produced some excellent batters. Their bowling will always be competitive. However, if India has a bit of an off day and Pakistan brings their best game, they can easily cause an upset, Klusener was quoted by ProPakistani.

Klusener further picked three Indian players who can turn out to be the game changers for the Virat Kohli-led side in the tournament. Klusener picked Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah as the players to watch out for.

“Rohit (Sharma) is always there in the mix. He is always in the fight. He is somebody who stands up big in ICC tournaments,” Klusener said.

“Rishabh Pant as well. India are so so lucky that they have got somebody like Rishabh Pant who has been able to take over from MS Dhoni. He is fantastic and he’s got a huge huge future in the team,” he added.

“In the bowling attack, Bumrah is always there. He is always a handful on any surface. There’s so much ammunition that India has got to choose from,” he further said.

 

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