The two sides last met in the T20 World Cup last year, where Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets
Pakistan and India will take on each other in a blockbuster men's Asia Cup 2022 encounter on August 28 at Dubai International Stadium.
The two sides last met in the T20 World Cup last year, where Pakistan defeated the arch-rivals by 10 wickets.
Former Pakistan captain thinks that the Men in Green will have an upper hand against India when the two sides lock horns in Dubai next week. He believes India have played good cricket over the past few months but Pakistan understands the conditions in UAE better.
“The first match of any tournament sets the tone of the campaign. Our first game is against India. Definitely, our morale would be higher because when we met the last time, Pakistan defeated India at the same venue. Pakistan knows the condition very well because we have played PSL here and many home series as well. Yes, India have played in IPL here but they don't have that much experience of playing in these conditions,” Sarfaraz said in an interaction with Sports Paktv.
“It is important for Pakistan to have a fit Shaheen Shah Afridi. If you look at their current team, they have been playing good cricket. But our team, especially in the shortest format, have been playing good,” he further added.