Asia Cup: VVS Laxman names Shoaib Malik as real threat for India vs Pakistan

first_imgIndia take on Pakistan in the 2018 Asia Cup on September 19 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman has singled out Shoaib Malik as the biggest thrat in Pakistan’s bating line-up.”Yeah, the reason he does well against India is his experience, he is a good player of spin bowling because in the middle invariably India will look to attack with the spinners and they’ve got two quality wrist spinners now in, (Yuzvendra) Chahal and Kuldeep (Yadav) while Pakistan is evidently dependent on their opener Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam at number 3,” Laxman was quoted by Star Sports.Malik has an impressive record against India, having scored 1661 runs in 39 matches and that too at an impressive average of 47.45. Malik has also scored four centuries against India.Laxman also asserted that Malik will need to play a major role with the bat if Pakistan are to do well in the tournament.Game mode!Pakistan batsmen started their preparations for the Asia Cup im Dubai with an extensive nets session at the ICC Academy. #HarSaansMeinBolo #AsiaCup2018 pic.twitter.com/x1uoJIryFFPCB Official (@TheRealPCB) September 12, 2018″Shoaib Malik is someone who would look to play the anchor role because he has got ability to rotate the strike, play down the ground, taking easy singles,” he said.”But at the same time when he presses the accelerator, he can play the big shots and he has got abundance of experience and he is a champion as far as wide ball is concerned,” he added.advertisement(With inputs from IANS)last_img