Indo-Pak match will draw huge crowd anywhere: Ravi Shastri


ISLAMABAD: India cricket team director Ravi Shastri Wednesday said the India-Pakistan World Twenty20 encounter will draw huge crowd wherever it will be staged.

The game which was scheduled to be played in Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh on March 19, was on Wednesday shifted to the Eden Gardens for security reasons.

Shatri said: “Where we play we don’t know. But Indo-Pak tie will draw huge crowd wherever it will be played.”

Speaking about the threat from Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir who bowled brilliantly against India in the recently concluded Asia Cup, Shastri said:

“You are speaking about a game that happened last week and we play them again one month later. We all know he bowled beautifully but then everyday can’t be his day. You have to think of what is ahead,” CricketNext reported.

Asked if Indian speedster Mohammad Shami will play in the practice games, Shastri said he will have to.
“Shami is in the 15 (member squad), he will have to play,” he said.

Shastri said that India have got the right balance in the team and most of the big players are in form at the right time ahead of the ICC event.