Former Pakistan Wicketkeeper Rashid Latif calls Pakistan is a better team than India
The former wicketkeeper believes Pakistan's 10-wicket win over arch-rivals has given them a competitive edge
Former Pakistan captain and legendary wicketkeeper Rashid Latif called Pakistan a better cricket team than arch-rivals India.
Speaking about the comparison between the two teams, Latif said Pakistan's 10-wicket win over India at the last ICC T20 World Championship boosted the morale of the entire team and hopes the men in green can do the same at the upcoming Asian Cup can repeat shape .
"I hope Pakistan will win the Asian Cup in 2022. Victory over India at the recent 2021 T20 World Cup raised hopes for Pakistan,” Latif said.
The 2022 Asian Cup is set to start on August 27 and the 53-year-old names Pakistan and India as favorites for the cup.
Rashid also predicted his favorite teams for the Asia Cup, saying: "No doubt other teams are competitive, but the main competition at Asia Cup 2022 would be between India and Pakistan."
Pakistan, along with other Asian cricket nations, will take part in the 15th edition of the Sri Lanka regional tournament in September, which is the second time that the Asia Cup will be played in T20 format.
Rashid, who believes Pakistan is the better team at the moment, conceded that India are undoubtedly a good team but there is no precedent for the way Pakistan currently plays cricket as several players from the team are at the top of the ICC ranking list.