Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming feels India have a better chance of winning when they take on Pakistan in the Champions Trophy 2017 match at Edgbaston on Sunday.
"India have quality players with experience, whereas Pakistan are probably on the way up. Pakistan are a very talented side, but they are unpredictable. Pakistan are a little inconsistent given the young nature of their side and that's where India have an edge. India are more settled and played together a lot," Fleming was quoted as saying in a PTI report.
Fleming also admitted that India were one of the favourites to the lift the Champions Trophy. "India are one of the favourites. There are four teams in particular which stand out for me. They are England, South Africa, Australia and India. They are definitely in the top bracket," he further added.
Speaking highly of the Indian players, Fleming said: "I watched these players recently in the Indian Premier League. (Jasprit) Bumrah and Hardik Pandya in particular are outstanding players. They have also got great experience in senior players like Shikhar Dhawan, (Virat) Kohli, (MS) Dhoni, (Ravichandra) Ashwin and (Ravindra) Jadeja. You have got players all the way through, even Rohit Sharma," he said.
--By A Cricket Correspondent