Pakistan and India will face each other in the blockbuster Men’s Asia Cup 2022 match at the Dubai International Stadium on August 28.
The last time the two teams met was in the T20 World Cup last year, where Pakistan defeated the arch-rivals by 10 wickets. Former Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed believes that the Man in Green will have the upper hand against India when the two sides meet in Dubai next week.
He believes that India has played good cricket in the last few months but Pakistan understands the UAE situation better.
Sarfraz Ahmed said in a conversation with Sports Pak TV that the first match of any tournament is important.
Our first match is against India.
Of course, our morale will be high because the last time we played each other, Pakistan defeated India at the same venue.
Pakistan knows the condition very well as we have played PSL and many home series here.
Yes, India has played here in the IPL but they don’t have that much experience playing in these conditions.
Sarfaraz Ahmed further said that Shaheen Shah Afridi’s fitness is essential for Pakistan.
If you look at the current Indian team, they are playing good cricket. But our team is playing well, especially in the shortest format.