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Wasim: Pakistan are favourites but young SL team can't be taken easy



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Former Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram believes that the men in green will be the favorites in the final of the Asia Cup, he also warned the Babar Azam-led side about the young Sri Lanka team. 

Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan in three straight games to win the Super 4 stage campaign. 

“The performance of the Pakistan team has been fabulous in this Asia Cup. However, in the game against Sri Lanka, the intent was missing in their batting. The bowling was decent though. Hopefully, they will learn from their mistakes. But still, I think, Pakistan are the favourite in the finals. But the exciting and young Sri Lanka team cannot be taken easy,” said Akram.

“Pakistan cricket lovers have been saying that our middle order is a bit inexperienced, and it was exposed in the last Super 4 game after Rizwan got out. But it will be a good wicket in the final, hopefully, they come back stronger,” he added.

Akram also said that Babar will do well in the final and hailed him as one of the best players in the world.

“Babar is one of the best players in the world and needs just one good innings. He struggled a bit because he might be worried about the lack of runs. But the good thing is, he has spent time on the crease and for any great player, that matters as well. I think he’ll do well in the final,” said Akram.

Pakistan will square off against Sri Lanka in the final on September 11.