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Ind-Pak WC game: ‘Rohit, Kohli were struggling in IPL’ Amir says while he predicts the winner.


Former left-arm quick Mohammad Amir makes his prediction for the upcoming and most awited T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan on Sunday.

Amir, 29, mentioned that even though it is hard to predict anything in T20 cricket, he believes that India holds a slight advantage over Pakistan since the fact that they are coming into the ICC event after playing the Indian Premier League which took place in the UAE.

“To be honest, you cannot predict much in T20 cricket. As far as India vs Pakistan is concerned, you can say that India are unbeaten against Pakistan until now but you can’t really decide anything in a T20 match,” Amir said on the show Uncut.

“But I will give India the edge because their players recently played the IPL here. So, they know the conditions better than Pakistan. The prediction for me will be 60-40. 10 percent I will give India.”

Although Pakistan has won more matches than India overall, they haven’t been able to get it past their rivals in World Cups. India brag of a daunting 12-0 record against Pakistan – 7-0 in ODIs and 5-0 in the 50-overs format – when it comes to the showpiece event.

Amir feels the team that handles pressure well would have a more chance of winning the match and added that contrary to the earlier beliefs that Ind-Pak matches were about India’s batsmen vs Pakistan’s bowlers, things have changed now.

“India vs Pakistan is always under pressure. Babar is leading the team and is performing well. This is a plus point for Pakistan. His pair with Rizwan is doing well. Pakistan’s batting is not doing too badly to be honest,” he added.

“Earlier, we used to say that it was about Pakistan’s bowling up against India’s batting. But now I feel Pakistan’s batting appears slightly stronger because Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were struggling in the IPL. So, they will be under a bit of pressure.”


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