Former star speedster Shoaib Akhtar believes India will be a difficult opponent for Pakistan in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022, which will be held in Australia in October-November this year.
In his most recent interview, Shoaib Akhtar stated that Pakistan will be under pressure because the Indians will plan aggressively this time after their humiliating 10-wicket loss to the Green Shirts in the T20 World Cup 2021.
“This time, India will make proper preparations. It will be difficult for Pakistan to defeat India in the T20 World Cup this time “According to the former Test cricketer.
“It’s difficult to predict match results right now,” he says, “but Pakistan should bowl second because the pitch in Melbourne offers bounce to fast bowlers.”
Akhtar also predicted that this year’s match between Pakistan and India will draw a record crowd of around 150,000 people.
“This time, I believe the crowd will be larger. In Melbourne, approximately 150,000 people will be watching the match line. 70,000 of them will be Indian supporters “he said.
On October 23, Pakistan and India will face off in a highly anticipated T20 World Cup match.
The last time the two teams met in the mega event, Pakistan won by ten wickets. It was their first-ever ICC World Cup victory over India.