The Blues have won the last three ODI meetings with Pakistan. Ashwin believes the depth of the Pakistan squad makes them serious contenders for the Asia Cup and the subsequent World Cup.
It’s all about the depth of their (Pakistanis) squad. Pakistan has consistently produced exceptional cricketers. With their sliver ball cricket, they have always produced an incredible series of pacers. Also, in the late 90s and into the 2000s, their batting was simply superb. But it is their participation in various leagues (T20) that has been the main reason for their revival in the last five-six years. They also have a PSL (Pakistan Super League). Besides, there have been at least 60-70 Pakistani players in the recent BBL (Big Bash League) drafts, he said.