Sunil Gavaskar former Indian cricketer picked Pakistan as favourites in Asia Cup group stage clash between India and Pakistan in Dubai.
“Pakistan is the favourite because the big psychological advantage that they have of beating India in the final of the Champions Trophy,” said Gavaskar.
The last time the two arch-rivals India and Pakistan played was in the final of the Champions Trophy last year in which Pakistan won by 180 runs. India holds the edge in Asia Cup encounters against Pakistan with a 6-5 lead in 12 matches.
The UAE has been Pakistan’s home base since 2009 when a terrorist attack on the touring Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore left six players injured, and international teams refused to tour the troubled nation.