New Delhi: India may be completely down and out after their dismal show in the recently-concluded tour of Australia but former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram feels that MS Dhoni and Co. would still start as favourites in the Asia Cup that starts on Sunday in Mirpur.
"After their CB Series run, the Lankans will be upbeat. If Pakistan can play as a team, then they are unbeatable. But India remain the best team on paper. They have the depth in batting, the variety in bowling.
"In their last game in the CB Series against the Lankans, India showed what they are capable of. When a team chases 320 runs and wins with seven wickets and 80 balls to spare against a quality opposition, it acts like elixir. Will this tonic boost India in Dhaka. Probably," said Akram.