If the bowlers can dismiss Babar Azam early, Men in Blue can destroy Pakistan – Former spinner

India will take on Pakistan in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Ahead of the clash, former England cricketer Monty Panesar has stated that Pakistan is an unpredictable side. According to him, Pakistan can beat any side of the world. However, he is backing India to defeat the Men in Green.

“You just can’t predict Pakistan. Only Pakistan can beat Pakistan. On their day, they can beat any team in the world. Pakistan are really motivated this time and wouldn’t spare any team. But India will have an upper hand, considering their overall records against Pakistan. Pakistan will be under pressure, not India,” said Monty Panesar in a chat with the Times of India.

He further added that if the Indian bowlers can dismiss Babar Azam early in the innings, the Virat Kohli-led team can destroy Pakistan. “For Pakistan, Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi (are the key). Shaheen is a wonderful left-arm seamer and he will eye more and more Indian wickets. I am sure Virat and KL Rahul have enough practice against the left-arm seamers. If India bowlers get rid of Babar Azam early, they can destroy Pakistan like a pack of cards,” concluded Monty Panesar.