Sunday, July 06, 2008

India has better chances to win Asia Cup

By John Cheeran
Sri Lanka is the stronger team, but I’m putting my money on India to win today’s Asia Cup final.
Why?
Well, it is a long time since India won the Asia Cup.
Last time India won the Asia Cup was in 1995 when it beat Sri Lanka in final.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side has the batting resources to chase down a total, so that represents a bright chance for India to correct the record books.
Sri Lanka has two crafty bowlers in off spinners Muttaiah Muralitharan and the relative newcomer Ajantha Mendis. These two could trouble Indian big hitters.
But this India is capable of overcoming all odds, despite its apparent weakness in bowling.
And winning the Asia Cup when the nation is celebrating the silver jubilee of its 1983 World Cup will be a true tribute to Kapil’s Devils.
I may sound foolish, but folks put your money on India to lift Asia Cup.

2 comments:

Sreejith Kumar said...

I also like to see Indian win, obviously. But for that their batting must click once again. I out my money on the consistent Gambhir. If two other batters can pile up good scores, we have a chance. Even though batting second would become a bit tight, I think that is India's strength. They should chase and win...

johncheeran said...

Yes, sreejith, you have interesting thoughts on the game.
be in the game.
thanks and regards

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