India is set to meet once again in Asia Cup 2022 in the Super 4 stage. India thrashed Pakistan and Hong Kong in the two matches which boosted their confidence. Indian player Virat Kohli is also in better form. On the other hand, Pakistan bowled out Hong Kong for 38 runs and won by a huge margin of 155 runs. The Men in Green will also try their best to buckle up and take revenge for the previous game. The Men in Blue will give their best to guard their pride.
India vs Pakistan: match preview
India and Pakistan are in Group A and they’re the top 2 teams in Asia Cup 2022. The clash between these two teams is the most anticipated one due to the history of both countries with politics. Due to the absence of bilateral ties, fans wait to see these two nations meet in these multi-nation tournaments.
Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are expected to make a huge contribution in the game. Virat Kohli is also in better form scoring 35 and 59 runs in two games. The middle order batters Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya have grabbed the attention of the fans with their skills as well. Hardik Pandya is an important asset to India’s bowling unit. Ravindra Jadeja is injured and in his place Axar Patel will be playing. Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin are trusted with the spinning department.
Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman had an amazing relationship scoring 78 runs and 53 runs respectively in their match against Hong Kong. Khusdil Shah gave the perfect finishing touch scoring 35 runs in 15 balls. Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, and Shadab khan are the other trusted players. Naseem Shah and Shahnawaz Dahani are the pacing talents dismissing the top 3 players from the opposition. The spinners Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab khan have combined figures of 4.4-0-13-7 in the match.
India’s Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Deepak Hooda, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh
Pakistan’s Playing XI
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani
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