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NEW DELHI (Web Desk) – India and Pakistan will lock horns in the highly anticipated Asia Cup on Saturday at the Sher-e-Bangla National stadium in Mirpur.

India are hot favourites during the mouth-watering encounter. But in T20 format, its very difficult to predict a winner and more often than not, the team that gains momentum goes on to win the match.

Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik said that though Indian have the winning momentum, Pakistan could give a tough fight to their old rivals.

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“Indian batsmen are very consistent but we have a good bowling attack. This is going to be a great game. This is going to be a big opportunity for players of both the teams,” Malik told an Indian news channel.

Malik however, made it clear that his wife Sania Mirza would cheer for Team India this weekend.

“We maintain the same status. She supports Team India and wants her husband to do well, perform well in the middle if he is playing,” he added.

Sania and Martina Hingis lost for the first time in 41 matches at the Qatar Open on Thursday. They went down 2-6, 6-4, 10-5 to Russian pair Elena Vesnina and Daria Kasatkina in the quarterfinals.