India to face Pakistan for the first time after last year’s Champions Trophy final, in which Pakistan won with 180-runs and Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali picked up three wickets.
India will face Pakistan at least two times in the Asia Cup, and three times if both the teams reach the final.
Hasan Ali says pressure will be on arch-rivals India in the upcoming Asia Cup because of the Champions Trophy final defeat last year and also the fact that and that the matches are being played in the UAE which will give Pakistan ‘home’ advantage.
He said “In UAE, these are our conditions, we have the home advantage as we have been playing here for long, and are aware of how to use the conditions. India is a good side and I wish to take all ten wickets rather than a five-for, and make my fans across the world happy with my celebration style.”
“Virat Kohli is a very good player. Everybody knows that he is a match-winner. The advantage to us is that the way Virat Kohli can handle the pressure, someone else who comes in his place might not be able to,” as Virat has been rested for the tournament.