Pakistan are best team to beat India in India currently, says Hogg
Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg has said that Pakistan have the ability to beat India in their own backyard and also stated that there will a be great battle between the players in both batting and bowling.
“Well I think the best team at the moment would be Pakistan because they have got a very strong pace unit and have got some good spinners. They also got depth in their batting and know the Indian conditions quite well,”
However, India and Pakistan haven’t played any bilateral series since 2012-13 season due to ‘government reasons’. But 49-year old thinks that it’s the best time to play series again after this coronavirus pandemic. Which will create a new revolution again.
“But where does that leave India? They will play Pakistan in a four-match Test series, with two matches in India and other two in Pakistan, over the Christmas period. We have not seen it for a while and the public is starving for it,” Hogg said.
Hogg also added that it’s the best opportunity to find out the best among Virat Kohli and Babar Azam. Also there’ll be some fierce competition in bowling department too.
“There are many reasons for it. Firstly, [Virat] Kohli and Babar Azam, who is the best out of those two? Well, that will be proven in this series,” he said.
“Then you have got (Jasprit) Bumrah against (Shaheen Shah) Afridi, which means quality bowling attack and then the spinners, Ravichandran (Ashwin) versus (Yasir) Shah and it’s all in Asian conditions. Brilliant stuff, let’s have it!” Hogg added.