Pakistan will kick off their upcoming ICC Champions Trophy mission with a high- pressure clash against India on June 4. Ahead of the exciting match, Indian cricketing legend Kapil Dev talked on the match as well as possible result.
The former Indian captain feels his side is far better than Pakistan, “The Indian team obviously looks far better and they are playing cricket which is among the best at this stage. So on paper our (Indian) team is far better.”
In the meantime, Kapil, who led underdogs India to an unforgettable World Cup triumph in 1983, admitted that Pakistan team was a better side than India back in the 80s. But he also claimed that India has improved a lot over the years and they are now much better side than their neighbour country.
“In the 80s, they had a better side without a doubt. But in the last 15-20 years we have fielded a comparatively better team than Pakistan,” said India’s world cup winning captain.
Kapil lastly mentioned the 1992’s World Cup champion country as “underdogs” and said Pakistan have nothing to lose against his team as the team is a far better side than Pakistan, on papers.
“Pakistan at this stage have nothing to lose. They have everything to gain and they are the underdogs. They have ruthless players, but Indian team, on paper, looks far better,” he concluded.
However, Pakistan have a better head-to-head record against Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy with two wins and one loss against India.