File photo of the Indian team.© AFP
India and Pakistan will face off in the long-awaited Asian Cup group stage on August 28. The match will take place at the Dubai International Stadium, the venue where the two rivals will meet for the last time, coming from Pakistan who topped India with a 10-wicket win over India on matchday. The match was a match in the 2021 T20 World Cup, and India’s defeat in this match played a major role in their subsequent elimination in the group stage.
Pointing out that India should impose on Pakistan in the 2021 T20 World Cup, former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Stiles warned Rohit Sharma-led team not to play defensive cricket this time around.
“Well, as we know, India also has a very strong T20 league. I think it’s about being able to come together and play the style and brand of cricket that suits your players best. I think that’s the big trick that India missed on the first The T20 World Cup, they spent about two games,” Scott Stiles said on Sports18’s daily show “Sports Over The Top.”
After losing to Pakistan, India also lost to New Zealand in the T20 World Cup. Despite their attacking brand of cricket, the initial defeat ultimately prevented them from securing a place in the semi-finals.
“Their two defeats before they started chasing their opponents, imposed on themselves the talent and skill they had. I want to see India do that in this Asian Cup. I want them to impose themselves on the opposing ball. Team, they have the ability to do that, I think they have the ability to beat everyone including Pakistan in this Asian Cup. Want to play the game, then I don’t think it will happen. I think Pakistan has thought about this in this regard More problems went wrong,” Stiles added.