Former Pakistan Test captain Inzamamul Haq has rated Pakistan as favourites to win the forthcoming limited-overs series against India.
Inzamam, who was the last Pakistan captain to win a Test and ODI series against India, spoke highly of Pakistan's bowling attack.
"I feel the current Pakistan team have the most formidable bowling attack I have seen for some time. The bowlers play a huge role in wins. Our spin attack, in Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Raza Hassan, is extremely good. In pacers, we have Umar Gul.
"It's a quite balanced attack. So we have more chances of winning," the Daily Times quoted Inzamam, as saying.
The 42-year old, who announced his retirement from International in 2007, has termed the current corps of batsmen a solution for Pakistan''s shortcomings regarding batting.
"If the youngsters - Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq - are given more chances, I reckon our batting would become balanced too. They are extremely good, have good technique, and know how to play the strokes.
"I feel, chances they deserved were not provided to them. Asad has the guts of becoming world class batsman," he added.
Inzamam also welcomed the resumption of bilateral ties between the countries. "It's a very good thing. People watch with enthusiasm and the matches are extraordinary. It benefits players too as they learn a lot.
"Cricket of the both countries takes benefit from it. The new players will take this series with more enthusiasm. It will also help the countries to release the tensions," he said.