Virender Sehwag, a former India batsman, believes Pakistan has a better chance of beating India in the 20-over format, which the two teams will face off in a high-octane match on October 24.
During an appearance on ABP News, the former cricketer said: “Pakistan always has a better chance because they may struggle in the lengthier 50-over format. In this system, any team can be defeated by just one player. But Pakistan has yet to achieve this; we’ll see what happens on the 24th.”
“For many years, we’ve been hearing the same thing. And the anticipation is always the same: this is going to be a big game, and it will be. The fact that Pakistan has yet to win a match against India in the World Cup is always a matter of conversation, as is the question of whether they can win this time “he stated.
Team India, according to Sehwag, has always handled pressure better than their Pakistani counterparts, as the Men In Green have never beaten the Men In Blue in a world cup since 1992. Both sides have met 12 times — seven One-Day Internationals and five Twenty-20 Internationals — and India has always won.
“If I compare the 2011 World Cup to the 2003 World Cup, we are under less pressure because our place in the World Cup remains superior than Pakistan’s. So, in my perspective, we never make major statements when we play with that approach “According to Sehwag.
“The Pakistani side makes big pronouncements all the time, such as when he [Pakistani news anchor] declared at the start of his broadcast, “We are going to change the date.” Because they are more prepared, India never says such things. And if you’re more prepared, you’ll already know what to expect “Added he.