Chris Gayle Backs India as Favorites in High-Stakes T20 World Cup Clash Against Pakistan

West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle has labeled India as favorites ahead of their T20 World Cup match against Pakistan. Despite Pakistan's recent loss, Gayle emphasized the intense rivalry and the importance of the upcoming game. He also praised USA's victory over Pakistan as a significant moment for cricket.


PTI | Newyork | Updated: 08-06-2024 19:58 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 19:58 IST
Chris Gayle Backs India as Favorites in High-Stakes T20 World Cup Clash Against Pakistan
Chris Gayle

Legendary West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle has earmarked India as the favorites for their crucial T20 World Cup encounter against Pakistan, taking place this Sunday. With India opening their ICC campaign with a victory over Ireland, Gayle acknowledges the uphill task Pakistan faces after a Super Over defeat to co-hosts USA.

Gayle commented, 'Their (Pakistan) backs are up against the wall and coming off a loss like that straight into playing a team like India, who traditionally have the upper hand in these games, is a huge challenge.' He also emphasized that the clash between the two storied rivals would be anything but subdued.

'India are in the driver's seat, definitely a more relaxed seat. But this is India versus Pakistan at a World Cup, so you can take nothing for granted,' he added, while urging Pakistan to quickly regroup. Gayle highlighted USA's triumph over Pakistan as a milestone for cricket that could propel the game forward.

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