Defending champions India will face Pakistan in their second match of the Asia Cup today in Dubai. Even though India would be missing regular captain Virat Kohli, Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed believes India would still be a tough side to beat.
"No doubt he (Kohli) is their captain and a world-class batsman but I think they have a good team even without Kohli. They have good players who have done well for India. So I don't think it will make much difference to India.
“Their batting is very strong so I can say that it will be a good match," the Pakistan captain was quoted as saying in an NDTV report.
Ahmed also added that Pakistan won’t have any psychological advantage of winning the Champions Trophy last year.
"That was a different atmosphere (in London) and conditions. It was a year ago so that's history so we will enter the ground with a new strategy and passion," he added.
--By A Cricket Correspondent