India vs Pakistan Match Preview: To forget 10 months old pain, India will take on Pakistan
India vs Pakistan: India will take on Pakistan for their first match in the Asia Cup 2022 on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium at 7:30 PM IST.
India vs Pakistan:Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, India will come down on Sunday to take revenge from its arch-rival Pakistan (India vs Pakistan). The Indian team had to bear the blow of defeat against Pakistan during the T20 World Cup on this ground 10 months ago. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will be absolutely desperate to change the story this time. Rohit Jahan would like to give a new dimension to his extra-aggressive batting attitude against this arch-rival. At the same time, for Kohli, it will be a suitable platform to recover from difficult times and return to form.
The bigger goal of the Indian team will be to finalize their team for the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia. Bilateral series have not been played between India and Pakistan for the last 10 years and in such a situation they face face-to-face only in any major tournament. In this way, the players of each other’s players remain unfamiliar with the game.
The last time India faced Pakistan, they did not know how much Shaheen Shah Afridi‘s game had improved and as a result, the Indian team lost by 10 wickets. Afridi created a ruckus in the Indian camp in his first two overs itself. But Afridi will not be present to lead the Pakistani bowling on Sunday as he has been ruled out of the tournament due to a knee injury.
Despite many experiments by India’s head coach Rahul Dravid, the Indian top-order has almost the same batsmen who played in the T20 World Cup last year. The pair of Rohit and Rishabh Pant have raised a lot of hopes with their attacking stance while Suryakumar Yadav has become a key player of the Indian team due to his ability to play shots all around the field.
Deepak Hooda was also given a chance to open the innings against Ireland but now Kohli and KL Rahul have returned. In such a situation, only experienced players are likely to get a chance for this important match. Rahul has not played a single T20 International match in 2022 so far. Kohli has a half-century in his name in front of a weak West Indies attack, while Rohit Sharma has also failed to play big innings. But this team will enter this important match with a new approach.
Vice-captain KL Rahul had said on Friday,
“It has been good for the Indian team to play with a new approach after the last World Cup and hopefully we will continue it here.” will depend on. These trio and Dinesh Karthik playing the role of finisher will try to dominate the Pakistani attack
As far as Pakistan is concerned, its captain and main batsman Babar Azam is different from his old veteran players. He is a calm minded player whose team has only benefited. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are a formidable pair at the top of the order and they had given good proof of their ability by securing the Indian target last year. Fakhar Zaman is known for his solid batting at number three but the other Pakistan batsmen lack consistency.
If Pakistan will miss Afridi, then Jasprit Bumrah’s absence for India is no less than a setback. He is out of this tournament due to a back injury. Apart from him, T20 specialist bowler Harshal Patel will also not be able to play due to rib injury. In such a situation, Bhuvneshwar Kumar can get the support of young Arshdeep Singh in the last overs.
Predicted Playing 11s:
India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani
Star Sports Network is the official broadcaster of the Asia Cup 2022 in India. Hence, Star Sports will present the live telecast of the India vs Pakistan match. Disney+ Hotstar will present the live streaming.
PTV and Ten Sports will present the live telecast of the match in Pakistan.