Asia Cup: Why Team India was weak in front of Pakistan and Sri Lanka? This veteran made a big statement
Newz Fast, New Delhi: Left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz and leg-spinner Shadab Khan bowled economical rates of 6.25 and 7.75 respectively in Pakistan's five-wicket victory in the Super Four match against India.
The reason behind the weakening of Team India in front of Pakistan and Sri Lanka has come to the fore. Former India cricketer Akash Chopra has given a big statement.
Despite playing only two spinners in the playing XI, Pakistan's bowling lineup exists.
Left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz and leg-spinner Shadab Khan bowled economical rates of 6.25 and 7.75 respectively in Pakistan's five-wicket victory in the Super Four match against India.
Pakistan's bowling line up strong
Apart from Nawaz and Shadab, Pakistan have a back-up leg-spinner in Usman Qadir. With both India and Afghanistan out of the Asia Cup after Pakistan won the match against Afghanistan at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Wednesday, these teams will no longer be able to play this year's final match.
Giants made a big statement
Chopra said on the show 'Game Plan' on Star Sports, 'His bowling attack looks quite fine. If Hazratullah Zazai and Najibullah Zadran bat well.
So he will have the option of getting Iftikhar Ahmed to bowl. So they have a choice. In my opinion, Pakistan's bowling lineup is strong.
Pakistan team winning by bowling
"Of course, the pitch is not favorable for the fast bowlers, but then Madushanka (Sri Lankan) got two wickets, so you can still think that the fast bowlers can get help and do their job.
So, Pakistan, even though they have only two spinners, still have a very powerful attack.