Former Australian cricketer Shane Watson has picked India to win this year’s Asia as he feels that the team is strong at the moment and can easily adapt to conditions.
- India have a great record in the Asia Cup
- Watson feels that the Indian team is strong and can easily adapt to conditions
- The former Australian cricketer also said that the India vs Pakistan match will be a special one
Former Australian cricketer Shane Watson has picked India to win this year’s Asia Cup, which will begin on the 27th of August.
India have a strong history in the Asia Cup, having won the tournament seven times and finishing as runners-up on three occasions. Many predict Rohit Sharma and his team to go all the way and win this year’s edition, with the latest being Watson.
Speaking in the latest episode of the ICC Review, the former Australia all-rounder claimed that his predicted winner for Asia Cup 2022 is India. He said that the Indian team is strong and they adapt to conditions easily.
“My predicted winner is India. They’re so strong and depending on what the conditions are, they adapt easily to conditions,” said Watson.
India will be facing Pakistan in their first match of the tournament on the 28th of August and the former Australian cricketer said that the game would be a special one.
Watson also went on to claim that whoever wins the clash between the arch-rivals will end up lifting the trophy at the end. However, the former all-rounder said that he feels that the Indian team will go all the way as they have enough firepower in their batting order and it will be a tough task for other teams.
“That first game is going to be very special to watch because Pakistan have full belief now that they can beat this Indian team. I think, really, whoever wins that game is going to go on and win the Asia Cup.”
“[But] I’ve just got a feeling India [will win the tournament]. They’ve got so much firepower all the way through their batting order, so it’s going to be hard to be able to contain them,” said Watson.
India and Pakistan are placed in Group A alongside Hong Kong.