Salaam Cricket 2019: Pakistan do not have the talent to beat India in World Cup 2019, says Harbhajan

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 2, 2019UPDATED: June 2, 2019 17:31 IST Harbhajan Singh at Salaam Cricket 2019 (India Today Photo).Harbhajan Singh said the India vs Pakistan World Cup 2019 match on June 16 would not be as big as the one between tournament favourites India and England.Most experts believe India and hosts England are overwhelming favourites to win the 2019 Cricket World Cup. There is a lot of anticipation for the India-Pakistan game at Manchester on June 16 but in a blunt assessment at Salaam Cricket 2019, Harbhajan Singh said Pakistan do not have the wherewithals to beat India.”India vs Pakistan is not as big as India vs England. Maybe from the media perspective, India vs Pakistan is more hyped up. But from a cricketing aspect, India vs England is more important. India can beat this Pakistan team 9 and a half times out of 10 times,” Harbhajan Singh said.However, former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who has been part of some riveting India-Pakistan contests in the past, said anything can happen in India-Pakistan clashes in the World Cup.”Logically, Bhajji is right but Pakistan is a dangerous team. In cricket, you cannot say anything. This Pakistan team is capable. There was a collapse in the last match. India have a better chance. As he said, India and England are the two favourites.”Given the rivalry, intensity… You never know what can happen in World Cups. Pakistan were strong in the 1990s yet India would win every time in World Cups,” Misbah said at Salaam Cricket 2019.Harbhajan Singh said he agreed with Misbah but felt India were far too strong for Pakistan: “I agree with Misbah, anything can happen. Pakistan do not have the kind of players. Favourites tags are with India and England.”advertisement”India have 11 match-winners and I don’t think Pakistan have the ability to beat this Indian team. We are more experienced and we have a lot of big players,” Harbhajan Singh said.ALSO READ | Salaam Cricket 2019: Sunil Gavaskar would have smashed it all over the park in T20s, says Shane WarneALSO READ | Salaam Cricket 2019: Kapil Dev greatest Indian cricketer ever, says Sunil GavaskarALSO WATCH | Salaam Cricket 2019: Opening AddressFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNayanika Sengupta Tags :Follow Salaam Cricket 2019Follow Cricket World Cup 2019 Salaam Cricket 2019: Pakistan do not have the talent to beat India in World Cup 2019, says HarbhajanSalaam Cricket 2019: Harbhajan Singh said he did not think Pakistan would pose a serious challenge to India when they play each other on June 16 at Old Trafford.advertisementlast_img read more