Ponting backs India to beat Pakistan, lift Asia Cup
In the latest episode of ICC Review, Ponting claimed that Team India has better depth in their squad in comparison to the other sides of the tournament.
The legendary Australian batsman said
“It is always hard to go past India in any tournament, not just an Asia Cup, but I think every time we talk about the T20 World Cup which is coming up, I think that India will be right in the thick of it there. Their depth is definitely better than the other teams and I think India will win the Asia Cup.”
“I will stick with India to win that clash against Pakistan. That is taking nothing away from Pakistan because they are an incredible cricket nation that continues to present out-and-out superstar players,” the former Australia batter added.
The 2003 and 2007 World Cup-winning captain has seen many Indian players from close quarters through his coaching stints in IPL. He reckons that the Indian team, under Rohit Sharma's leadership, will start out as one of the favorites for this year’s T20 World Cup as well.