Ahead of the mega clash vs Pakistan, India skipper Virat Kohli has said the opposition possesses players who can change the game anytime.
He also said that against sides like Pakistan, one has to give out the best plan for the team’s betterment.
ndia have a 5-0 record against Pakistan in men’s T20 World Cups.
“According to me, Pakistan team is very strong and has been a strong team for long. You have to play your best cricket against them as they have a lot of talent. They possess players who can change the game anytime. Against teams like them, you have to bring your best plan forward and make sure that the plan is executed well. The more consistently we play, the more pressure we are able to create on the opposition. So, definitely, we have to bring out A-game forward,” said Kohli in the pre-match press conference on Saturday.
Kohli refused to answer any question on India-Pakistan build up and never said anything about the playing XI.
“We have spoken about our combinations. I am not going to reveal them right now. But we have put in place a very balanced team and something that we feel covers all bases properly.
“We are pretty confident in terms of execution as well because guys have been playing a lot of T20 cricket recently in the IPL. Everyone’s playing well. So, that’s a very positive thing for the team. Now, it’s purely down to execution out there in the middle, of which everyone is confident and professional enough to do so. Role clarity is something we have addressed already. So, we feel very prepared.”
However, the India captain is confident for Hardik Pandya’s inclusion in the big clash.
Pandya hasn’t bowled in a cricket match since the white-ball tour to Sri Lanka in July this year.
“I feel that Hardik, currently with his physical condition is getting better in terms of being prepared to bowl at least two overs for us at a certain stage in this tournament. We strongly think that we can make most of the opportunity we have at hand till the time he starts bowling. We have considered a couple of other options to chip in for an over or two. We are not bothered about that at all.”