Asia Cup 2022 – Pakistan vs India (Super 4) Preview

Pakistan vs India

As per the schedule of Asia Cup 2022 announced by Asian Cricket Council one of the most anticipated match of Asia Cup tournament was held between Rivals Pakistan and India on August 28, 2022 at Dubai Cricket Stadium in UAE.

But there we come another exciting and thrilling encounter on the cards as both team will lock horns again today at Dubai Cricket Stadium during their first super four match. After victory in the group stage India would love to continue their dominance on Pakistan. Whereas Pakistan looking to take revenge of their defeat.

Sri Lanka was initially set to host this event but economic crisis made them to host this event in United Arab Emirates.

Match Preview

Pakistan and India both qualified form group A of Asia Cup. India won both their matches while Pakistan win emphatically against Hong Kong but lost tense against India . India and Pakistan games always carry high intensity and nail bitters.

This will be the first match of both sides in super four stage of Asia Cup 2022. Win will enhance the chances of team going through to final whereas lost means teams needs to win remaining matches to qualify for the top two.

Pakistan vs India

Strengths and Weakness

India

India have lost their pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah which is one of the biggest loss as world 4th best bowler in ODI rankings is economical as well as lethal when it come to pick wickets for India. Bhuneshvar, Arshdeep and Chahal have to lead the attack with other fillers from all-rounders.

India’s batting strength is second to none in T20 format. Likes of Rohit, Pant, Surya Kumar at top while finishers in the form of Dinesh Karthik and Pandya makes them one of the deadliest batting combinations in the world currently.

Pakistan

Just like India Pakistan also lost their fast bowing spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi who was undoubtedly one of the best new ball bowlers in world cricket. The way he created havoc in Indian batting unit during ICC t20 World Cup 2021, Pakistan will definitely miss their bowling trump card.

Haris Rauf who has most wickets for Pakistan since his debut in T20I will have to take the reins of fast bowling with young Naseem Shah who is nippy and can swing the new ball. Shadab Khan will be handling the spin department with Mohammad Nawaz who is Pakistan’s preferred choice because of his batting ability.

World # 1 batter in T20 format Babar Azam will lead the batting forte and his performance will decide the fate of the match for Pakistan. Fakhar Zaman and Haider Ali also needs to fire at top with Shadab Khan has been emerged as a finisher for Pakistan in batting department.

Expected Playing 11

Bad news from Indian camp is that all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is out of cricket for indefinite period due to knee injury whereas presence of fast bowler Avesh Khan against Pakistan is also in doubt. Its also to be decided whether India play Pant or Karthik both or opt for Karthik just like they did against Pakisatn in group match.

Axar Patel has been drafted in for Jadeja but it is to be seen if he gets picked up in final 11 today. Interestingly he is like to like replacement of Jadeja.

India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh. 

Pakistan lost Wasim Jnr before the league match against India and now Shahnawaz Dhani also ruled out from match against India. Its upto Pakistan captain whether he goes to inexperienced Hasnain who has some extra pace and has been instrumental in BBL and Hundred draft or he would opt for experience but out of form Hassan Ali.

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali/Iftikhar AHmed, Haris Rauf, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Hasnain / Hassan Ali, Naseem Shah,.

Pakistan vs India Head to Head Record

Both sides have faced each other in T20 cricket 09 times. India dominated with 06 wins whereas Pakistan only won twice with one game ended as a tie which India won on bowl out. In Asia Cup T20 only once both have locked horns, India again dominated by winning the game.

Pakistan vs India Live Streaming

LocationBroadcaster
IndiaStar Sports, Disney+Hotstar
PakistanPTV Sports, Ten Sports
BangladeshGazi TV (GTV)
AustraliaFox Sports
New ZealandSky Sports
South AfricaSuperSport network
USAWillow TV
UKSky Sports
Middle EastOSN Sports Cricket HD
Papua New GuineaEM TV
AfghanistanAriana TV

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