Former Pakistan captain and ex-national team coach Javed Miandad said that Pakistan should exploit India’s limited bowling resources. "We must prefer to chase as Pakistan batsmen has capability to exploit Indian bowling and by putting pressure on their bowlers, the green shirts can manage victory against the arch-rivals. Indian batting is good enough and if they chase the target, it will be comparatively easy for them to do so,” he said. Miandad said that Indian players always faltered when Pakistani players went on the attack. "Hafeez and Shahid Afridi can play vital roles in helping the team stamp its authority and register circuital triumph against India.”


Ex-Pakistan leg spinner Abdul Qadir has said that both the teams are very good and will try to get advantage of their respective strengths. Bowling is Pakistan team’s strength so they will prefer to bowl second to ensure victory while India’s top priority will be batting second and get benefit of it to score win. “Though Indian bowling is weak yet not too weak to be taken easy. With the inclusion of Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina, India will get edge in spin bowling as they already have two pacers and three spinners. We must not take their bowling so easy and be ready to face it with good strategy,” he added.


Pakistan team chief selector and ex-captain Rashid Latif termed Pakistan pace factory very significant which by attacking with pace can help the team score triumph over the arch-rivals. "We have one of the best pace attacks in shape of Umar Gul and Junaid Khan who are experienced performers now and by rely on them, we can unsettle them. I don’t think our spinners will play a leading role against India," he believed. He said that Pakistan side was well-balanced. "If each and every player in the side plays it due role and contribute well for the country, it will help Pakistan beat India.”


Ex-Pakistan captain Younus Khan, who led Pakistan to the World T20 title in 2009 in England, admitted that though Pakistan-India clash was always a pressure game yet the arch-rivals would be under greater pressure than Pakistan because of their defeat in the Asia Cup. "Indians are not in good form and not producing more than desired results so it will give edge to Pakistan team which has done well against South Africa and Sri Lanka and also outclassed Indian team in the Asia Cup which gave them psychological advantage over the arch-rivals. So we must enter the field to exploit them,” he added.


Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali, terming green shirts favourite, has said that the team is well-balanced and can defeat India. “Pakistan-India match is always a clash of titans and under pressure game. I am expecting an entertaining match between the two teams and those, who will handle the pressure, will be the winners and this victory will give psychological advantage to them. “I hope magical spinner Saeed Ajmal, star all-rounder Shahid Afridi, captain Hafeez, Umar Akmal and Umar Gul will play key roles for Pakistan team and try their best to keep the green flag high and earn crucial victory for the country with their individual performances,” he concluded.