Former World Cup-winning pacer, S Sreesanth does not mince his words while analyzing Pakistan’s performance in Asia Cup 2023.
Arch Rivals have never played a Final Together
Undoubtedly, India vs. Pakistan is one of the most highly anticipated clashes of the entire Asia Cup tournament. Both of the Asian giants, however, have never locked horns in the Finals of any Asia Cup
On Thursday, many were rooting for the men in green to defend their total of 252 against the home team, Sri Lanka. So that history could be created on Sunday. As it turned out Lankan batter Charith Asalanka had other plans. He controlled his nerves and took two on the last ball of Zaman Khan’s final over to secure his team a ticket to the final of the Asia Cup.
Veteran Indian pacer Sreesanth compared Pakistan to South Africa. He said “It won’t happen (anytime soon). Pakistan are not good enough to reach the finals. They are like South Africa. They choke in finals”
Sreesanth On Sundar
After Axar Patel looked in doubt for the final game of the Asia Cup, all-rounder Washington Sundar was called as his replacement. However, Sreesanth feels that the left-handed lower-order batter might not get a chance in the final.
He explained, “He has done well whenever he has got an opportunity. He might not have done exceedingly well of late, but whatever domestic cricket he played and the TNPL experience that he has had has been good. I don’t expect him to play in the final though, as I feel Kuldeep Yadav will be back in the team.”