One of the highly anticipated fixtures this year – India vs Pakistan is set to happen tonight as a part of the Aisa Cup 2022 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
This will be an interesting match considering the return of Virat Kohli after a long break, KL Rahul from his injuries, and Rohit Sharma as the captain for the first time again Pakistan.
Also, Pakistan won 16 out of 17 T20Is played here at Dubai stadium. They already made a mark of their new team against India last year, in the ICC world cup, beating Indians by a grand 10 wickets margin. But now, they lack Shaheen Afridi – their ace left-arm pacer who’s sidelined due to injury.
His replacement Mohammad Wasim Jr too has been dropped following a strain picked up during net practice. In this Pakistan brought up Hasan Ali – the celebrated pacer who had a bad form since last year. Thus, Babar Azam has to be extra cautious in picking up a balanced team to win against India tonight.
While India seems to have a better batting line-up, they too lack their efficient death bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel this time. Thus, they need to rely heavily on Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, while Hardik Pandya and Chahal are expected to take care of the middle overs.
With that expectation, here’s how tonight’s squads could be;
India vs Pakistan Probable Playing 11 For Asia Cup 2022
Rohit Sharma (c) KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, and Avesh Khan.
Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah or Shahnawaz Dahani.
India vs Pakistan Dream Playing 11 For Asia Cup 2022
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Haris Rauf, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Arshdeep Singh.
You may try setting Mohammad Rizwan or Rohit Sharma as captain and Babar Azam or Bhuvneshwar Kumar as VC. You may also try Virat Kohli or Hardik Pandya too, considering their form against Pakistan.
In a head-to-head count in Asia Cups, India maintains a superiority of 8-5 win-loss record against Pakistan, with five of the six Asia Cup meetings against Pakistan since 2010 won by India.