Whenever India & Pakistan played against each other there were performances on offer which can make you hero or villain globally depending upon your performance. As both teams are harnessing their skills before the tournament’s most awaiting game took place on 19th September, 2018.
We have picked out list of 6 players to watch out for in India vs Pakistan game in Asia Cup 2018.
Mohammad Amir bowling is been in under some severe criticism from the fans at home after his heroic performance against India in champion’s trophy final, 2017. He has picked up just 3 wickets in his last 8 ODI matches and went wicket less in 5 of these matches since that epic performance in final. With questions mark over his selection, he would be raring to go against the arch rivals and he will be looked out as a man on a mission in all important game.
Usman Khan Shinwari
A new inclusion in Pakistan’s fast bowling armory Usman Khan is an unknown commodity to Indian team and has been influential in limited opportunities he had for Pakistan off late. Usman Khan Shinwari bowling speed seems to fastest amongst all the bowlers in the Asia Cup 2018. Tall fast bowler with ability to swing ball both ways at good pace had made him a permanent fixture in Pakistani bowling lineup even in presence of experienced Junaid Khan and young Shaheen Shah Afridi. Usman hits the bat hard which make him even tougher for batsman to face with pace and swing.
Since reaching the heights of stardom with match winning performance against India at champion’s trophy 2017 final, Fakhar Zaman batting has achieved new heights and he has been regarded as one of the most dangerous batsman in modern day cricket. Proved himself as a big match player, expectations from Fakhar to play well is getting stronger with each passing day and there is no big day in cricket to perform than India vs Pakistan clash.
India has the services of Kuldeep Yadav bowling who can be termed as a new magician in town. He mastered the artistry of one of the rare breed in cricket. Not many teams have players with an ability to bowl left arm china man. He has been inspirational in India’s success since making his debut for India. Not many Pakistani batsmen have faced such type of bowling in recent past which gave him an edge over the oppositions.
Rohit Sharma is the only batsman to have scored three double hundreds in ODI cricket. All eyes will be on Indian captain Rohit Sharma who wants to break shackles against Pakistani pace spearhead Mohammad Amir who is regularly conquering Sharma’s fort since Amir’s re-entry in cricket. With added pressure of captaincy Sharma needs a big score both to lead his side from front and also to prove that he is not Amir’s bunny anymore.
Since that wicket less performance against Pakistan at Champions Trophy final Jasprit Bumrah has definitely come of age as a bowler. He is currently ranked as #1 ODI bowler in cricket. Only once he went wicket less in his last 21 ODI’s and he will be all geared up to rectify his mistake of bowling a no ball to Fakhar Zaman in all important final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017.