‘Super Sunday’ on the cards as India to face Pakistan again in Asia Cup 2022

Dubai [UAE], September 4 (ANI): India will take on Pakistan for the 2nd time in a span of 10 days, as they start their campaign in the Super-four of the Asia Cup on Sunday.
Both teams will certainly look to make a winning start to their Super 4 campaign. India will aim to proceed their gaining spree in the tournament with sway Pakistan as well as Hong Kong in their previous suits. At the same time, Pakistan will watch out for the excellent document of India versus them in the last 5 T20Is. India has actually handled to protect success in the last four suits of the five played between the two sides. With both sides dealing with injury concerns, it will certainly interest see how their playing 11 shapes up. Ravindra Jadeja has been eliminated of the Asia Cup with a knee injury, while Pakistan pacer Shahnawaz Dahani is out for the game with a side strain.
India will certainly once more deal with the problem of selecting between Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik, with the previous bringing in the X-factor, while the latter being in great form as a finisher. Pant could obtain a nod ahead of Karthik in this encounter, with the single left-hander Jadeja, dismissed of the Asia Cup.
The Indian administration would enjoy with the efficiency of Virat Kohli in the last suit, with opener KL Rahul likewise investing some much necessary time in the center. However, the team will expect Rahul to play with a lot more freedom.
Especially, India and also Pakistan clashed in a moderate-scoring thriller in their last experience. This was a match which opened their projects at the Asia Cup 2022. India made a winning begin to its title defence by beating Pakistan by 5 wickets. Hardik Pandya (3/25) as well as Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4/26) assisted in packing out Pakistan for 147 in 19.5 overs. Rizwan was Pakistan’s top scorer with 43.
Going after 148, Virat Kohli (35 ), Ravindra Jadeja (35) and also Hardik Pandya (33 *) made payments that directed Group India to a five-wicket win with two spheres to spare. Mohammed Nawaz (3/33) and also Naseem Shah (2/27) supplied strong performances for their side with the sphere.
Today, the stakes are high this time around around. Both groups are eagerly anticipating starting their Super Four Phase with a triumph which will certainly make their road to the Asia Cup final easier. Fans are also praying that both Eastern titans do well proceeding so that they battle it out in the final as well.
Indian top order consisting of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma as well as Virat Kohli will certainly need to supply their finest in this suit. While Virat seems to have lost some rustiness after his unbeaten 59 * against Hong Kong, openers Rahul and also Rohit are still having a hard time to provide a positive beginning as well as make one of the most out of their powerplay. For Rohit, the job will certainly be to get amongst the runs once again while for Rahul, it will be not just concerning racking up, however also keeping a healthy strike rate.
Indian middle order has shown more integrity since late. Similarities Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, as well as Deepak Hooda have stepped up and taken responsibility whenever they needed to. Swashbuckling batters like Suryakumar, Hardik, and Pant will certainly be anticipating showcasing their wide variety of strokes against a high quality Pakistan attack.
Indian bowling has actually been great mostly, with likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya providing not just crucial arches yet additionally financial spells. Pacer Avesh Khan’s expensive outing versus Hong Kong, in which he yielded 53 runs in four overs, is a source of concern. It will certainly be fascinating if Avesh gets the support of team management in spite of being leaking runs with the ball since late.
Rewriter Yuzvendra Chahal and also Axar Patel (that has changed an injured Ravindra Jadeja) will likewise be seeming as dominant as pacers on UAE pitches, which have mainly profited India’s speed attack.
Coming to Pakistan, they are heading right into the match with their morale high after crushing Hong Kong by 155-runs. Though their dependency on star batter Babar Azam is a concern, it was great seeing the likes of Mohammed Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman as well as Khusdil Shah offseting Azam’s underwhelming efficiency and racking up runs.
Azam will certainly be aiming to restore his ideal type for this essential clash. Pakistan must likewise work out care while playing Indian bowlers as it is not Hong Kong or any other associate interplay against them this time around. They are going toe to toe with a group that is just as world-class as their own.
Pakistan’s bowling has been great in Asia Cup up until now. Young pacer Naseem Shah has been amazing in the two T20I suits he has actually played until now as well as has filled up the footwear of his leader Shaheen Shah Afridi to a good extent. Pacer Shahnawaz Dahani has been excellent as well. Spinners have been Pakistan’s most significant properties in this tournament, with spinner Mohammad Nawaz leading the bowling charts with six wickets under his belt. Leg-break bowler Shadab Khan is not too much, resting at 3rd with five wickets. Pace as well as rotate will certainly need to provide remarkably if Pakistan is to win this suit.
Irrespective of what the result is, Asia Cup 2022 is readied to deliver yet one more ‘Super Sunday’ in Eastern homes, a continent real estate numerous stressed cricket fans. A number of them will certainly group to the stadium to catch the action, yet the suggestion of catching live activity on television with close friends, family and also some tasty food by their side will certainly likewise be wonderful.
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Hasan Ali, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain.

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