Home > Features >

Asia Cup 2014: Indian fans have full faith in their team beating Pakistan in much-awaited clash

Asia Cup 2014: Indian fans have full faith in their team beating Pakistan in much-awaited clash
Last time India played Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2012, India beat their arch-rivals by six wickets. Virat Kohli scored a brilliant 183 © AFP

Life will come to a standstill in India and Pakistan in a few hours when the cricket teams of the two countries clash in the 2014 Asia Cup. For the cricket fans of the two countries, this is one match which they don’t want their team to lose. Vineet Varma talks to three Indian fans ahead of the India-Pakistan match on Sunday.

Cricket fan Krishna Kumar (24) is eagerly awaiting the much-awaited contest like everyone else. The MBA student says, “I think it is going to be a great contest. The flat tracks used during the tournament will help the batsmen of either side to post huge scores. The toss will play an important role in determining which team gets the upper hand. The side batting second has a better chance of winning the game as the dew factor will come into play as bowlers will find it difficult to grip the ball. Pakistan have quality seamers in Umar Gul and Junaid Khan and, unlike the Indian fast bowlers, will be threatening. The role of the spinners could be decisive as the track could assist the slow bowlers. Virat Kohli has been in good knick in recent times and if he plays a big knock as he has been doing with regularity in the previous few matches then India surely look set to seal the contest with a flourish. I see India as favourites as they have a good track record in the sub-continent and also considering the fact that they will have the edge in the batting department. I expect the game to be a clash between the Pakistani bowling and the Indian batting.”

Aldon Quadros (17) a first-year BMM student, also felt India would be favourties because of India’s strong batting line-up. But unlike Krishna Kumar, Quadros expects the side batting first to win the match as it could be a belter of a track and posting a big total could mean pressure of chasing. Where Quadros is in agreement with Krishna was India’s trump card: Virat Kohli. “He [Kohli] is the man to watch out for in the Indian batting line-up and has the ability to tear apart the strong Pakistani bowling attack to shreds, thanks to his wide array of strokes.”

In India everybody has an opinion when it comes to cricket and 12-year-old Chaitali is no exception. The ninth-grader, at Kohli fanatic, said: “I love the way India bats and though Pakistan have a strong bowling, I think India will clinch a close encounter.”

(Vineet Varma is a writer at Cricket Country. He can be followed @Vinfire19

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Dhaka

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

AB de Villiers praises team after win in 1st ODI

Saeed Ajmal’s action to be assessed after two more weeks of remedial work under Saqlain Mushtaq

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 highlights: Younis Khan’s ton, Mitchell Johnson’s riveting spell

Steve O’Keefe and other Test cricketers with apostrophes in their surnames

Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Geoff Marsh and other Father-Son trios to have played Test cricket

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Why did Mohammad Hafeez go for a shocking review?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Saeed Ajmal’s action to be assessed after two more weeks of remedial work under Saqlain Mushtaq

Nepal to host world’s first blind women’s cricket series

All India Public Sector Cricket Tournament to be held in Mumbai

Mitchell Johnson: We need to use new ball well tomorrow

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Younis Khan proud at scoring record 25th Test ton

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: Vital for Brendon McCullum to find form quickly

Younis Khan: First Pakistani and 12th overall to score a century against all 9 Test nations

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 highlights: Younis Khan’s ton, Mitchell Johnson’s riveting spell

Younis Khan becomes first Pakistan batsman to score a ton against each of the Test-playing nations

Steve O’Keefe and other Test cricketers with apostrophes in their surnames

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

अभिनेत्री हुमा कुरैशी ओरिफ्लेम की ब्रांड एंबेसडर

Has Bigg Boss 8 made Karishma Tanna the most hated person?

Pranab Mukherjee returns home after visit to Norway, Finland

Revealed: First look of Amitabh Bachchan-Farhan Akhtar’s Do!

7 reasons why having sex during pregnancy is great for your health

Videocon Infinium Graphite with gesture control feature launched, priced at Rs 10,499

Rupee up 19 paise against dollar in early trade

Twitter introduces Audio Cards to listen to music directly from your timeline

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here