Former Pakistan cricketer Rashid Latif feels that it would be difficult for Pakistan to beat India unless they enforce the team to make errors. Latif said that Pakistan need to come out with strategies that force India to make errors. Even though Pakistan have the likes of Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, who are match-winners on their own, Latif feels they won’t be able to get over the line if they don’t outclass India strategically.
“In my opinion, no matter how well Pakistan plays, if Indian players don’t make mistakes, then it will be difficult for Pakistan to win the match,” Latif told Khaleej Times.
“When I captained Pakistan, I always tried to induce errors from the opposition. Of course, you have to do your own job first, but at the same time, it’s important to make the other team commit mistakes. So, it’s not just about the technique or skills, it’s about tactics. You have to get your tactics right and try to make the other team commit errors.”
The Indian team has some decent momentum by their side and come into the match with wins over England and Australia in their warm-up games. Meanwhile, Pakistan have not played a lot of late and have a few net sessions and a couple of warm-up games under their belt heading into the match.
They were scheduled to play New Zealand and England but both series were cancelled after visitors pulled out of the tours. However, skipper Babar Azam believes that Pakistan have enough experience of playing in the UAE and they would like to take the advantage of it.