Mirpur: Pakistan's chief cricket consultant Zaheer Abbas feels it would be an intense contest between India's famed batting and his team's "stronger" bowling when the two sides clash in their much-anticipated Asia Cup match here Sunday. "Both teams have their weaknesses. It will depend who play on that given day and learn from their mistakes. It's going to be a close match, whoever plays well tomorrow will win. Both teams are very good. I'm expecting a good game tomorrow," the former Pakistan captain told reporters on the eve of the high-voltage match here. (India need to become smarter, says Kohli)
"Pakistan bowling attack is much better but I must say Indian batting has always been superb," he added.
Abbas said India should not be judged on the basis of their embarrassing defeats in South Africa and New Zealand. "New Zealand's wickets were different, fast and seaming where the home side played very well. It's always difficult for Indian batsmen to play on fast and seaming wickets. But here the conditions are similar to that of Pakistan and India. So it's like they are playing at home." (India's fielding and bowling basics hit for a six: Gavasakar)