Who is the favourite in Asia Cup?
June 24, 2008 8:52pm CST
I think India have good chance this time because have got lot of talented youngsters in both bowling and batting. Since there are more youngsters there fielding also improved. This is my opinion. You can post your opinion also.
25 Jun 08
I think the Indians will start favourites to win the tournament. Depends on young and fresh talent to deliver. I think the bowling department is weak. In the Kitply cup, only Praveen Kumar impressed. Irfan Pathan's bowling is not that great. Chawla was handled easily. So, if the early overs could be seen off with some caution, the Indian bowlers are easy to handle. On the contrary, the batting looks solid. But, the Sri Lankans are a good side too. Depends much on experienced campaigners. Keep Jayasuriya under control and probably half the match can be won. Pakistan plays well on one day and struggles on the following day. Highly inconsistent. The Kitply cup was won thanks to some superlative batting from Salman Butt and Younis Khan. Salman Butt has always proved a thorn in the scheme of things for India. Malik, Younis Khan and Yousuf looked in good form in the first match. The bowling is looking good with Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir and of course, Shahid Afridi. Irrespective of all this, I still favour India to win. I would drop Pathan and bring in Gony as the fourth bowler.
25 Jun 08
After first two matches of Pakistan and Bangladesh, i cant wait for India's match. Even i feel that India are the favourites to wint the Asia Cup. But i have strong feeling that there can be a major upsets durring the event which will make the eent interesting.