DUBAI: At the ICC Academy in this city on Wednesday, Pakistan’s first training session for the Asia Cup had just ended when players from India showed up to start their practise.The six-team Twenty20 tournament will begin on Sunday with the archrivals facing off in a highly anticipated Group “A” match. However, Pakistan’s batting coach Mohammad Yousuf is looking beyond that match.
When asked how the Pakistani side was preparing for the match, Yousuf responded, “The first thought is to win the Asia Cup and we’re focused on that aim.” “The tournament as a whole is being prepared for.When Pakistan defeated India at the Twenty20 World Cup in October of last year, the sides’ most recent meeting took place there as well.
That assisted Pakistan in breaking their curse of never defeating India in a World Cup game.According to Yousuf, Pakistani players are entering the Asia Cup with a lot of confidence as a result of their recent success. Babar Azam’s group has triumphed in three of their previous four Twenty20 international matches after falling to Australia in the World Cup semifinal last year. There have also been ODI clean sweeps, most recently over the Netherlands and the West Indies.