It will be a high-octane clash tomorrow as India will play their arch-rivals Pakistan in the second match of the Asia Cup. The match will be played at the same venue as the first match which is Dubai. Both teams occupy Group A with Hong Kong. India and Pakistan have faced each other in the Asia Cup 15 times now. Out of these 15, India have won 8 matches while Pakistan have only 5 wins against India in the tournament.
On the other hand, Pakistan successfully defeated India in the 2014 edition of the tournament but then lost on the other three occasions. India have won successfully on six occasions in the tournament and are also the defending champs. Also, Pakistan though have managed to win the tournament only two times since the time it was started in 1984.
So, tomorrow get ready for an epic clash between the two arch-rivals as we will witness a positive start from India.
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Match Format: T20I, Match 2, T20I Tournament
Date: 28th August 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Streaming Platform: Fan Code
Live Broadcast: Star Sports Network
The surface at Dubai will start assisting bowlers right from ball number one of the match. Thus, teams winning tosses at this venue have opted to bowl first. Moreover, teams bowling first have won 5 T20 matches at this venue.
Team News & Injury Updates for IND vs PAK Dream11 Match:
As of now, neither team management has updated about any changes or injuries to either squad, thus we can expect fully fit teams for tomorrow’s clash.
Complete Squad for IND vs PAK Dream11 Match:
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Ravi Bishnoi, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal
Asif Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Muhammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir
Probable Playing XI for IND vs PAK Dream11 Match:
India have always defeated Pakistan in the Asia Cup with the exception of 2014 when they lost to the latter. India will look to even out the score with Pakistan after the smarting they received last year at the ICC T20 World Cup.
Predicted Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal
Pakistan will also look to recreate the triumph of 2014 by beating India in tomorrow’s contest. They defeated the latter in last year’s ICC T20 World Cup by 10 wickets. This was also Pakistan’s first win over India in any ICC tournament.
Predicted Playing XI:
Fakhar Zaman, Mohammed Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Khushdil Shah, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Usman Qadir, Shahnawaz Dahani
Top Picks for IND vs PAK Dream11 Match:
Rohit Sharma is always in a constant tussle with New Zealand’s Martin Guptill to become the highest run-scorer in T20Is. The current difference between them right now is only 10 runs. With this game, Rohit will be able to surpass Guptill. Right now, Rohit has 3487 runs in 132 games and will also become the first batsman to score in an excess of 3500 runs in T20Is with this match.
Yadav is arguably the best batter in the shortest format of the game. For his 23 T20Is, SKY has scored 672 runs as he made his debut last year. This year, he has played 12 T20Is where he has smashed 428 runs with an average of 38.9. SKY has a strike rate of 189.38 after the team’s newly aggressive approach to the game.
Recently, Pandya has been doing very well. Be it the IPL or international games this year, Pandya has delivered in both ODIs and T20Is. After his recovery from a career-threatening injury, Pandya is in great form.
Azam is currently a very fine batter for Pakistan as he is already at the top of the ICC’s ODI batting rankings and is still maintaining that position. Even he is dominating the Test list as well. Unfortunately, Azam has played only a single T20I for Pakistan this year and it will be worth noting if he could keep up his brilliant form in T20Is or not.
This game is a comeback for the allrounder as his last T20I game for Pakistan was in December 2021. Overall, he has played 64 T20Is in which he has picked up 73 wickets with an average of 21.79 and has 275 runs in the shortest format.
All the responsibility of leading Pakistan’s bowling attack will be on him in the absence of Shaheen Afridi. Moreover, he has so far played only 35 T20Is and picked up 42 wickets with an average of 24.85.
Players to avoid for IND vs PAK Dream11 Match:
Pant is a powerhouse for India when it comes to scoring runs. He is very explosive specially in the shortest format of the game. When in form, Pant is quite a treat to watch. But, this year, Pant has been able to reach 30 runs only thrice. He also has only 260 runs and a very low average of 26 and a strike rate of 135.41.
Ali is in the side in place of Mohammad Wasim who is struggling with a side strain. Ali has played only a single T20I this year and in that match he didn’t pick up a single wicket. That’s why he may not even be picked in the playing XI for Pakistan and should be avoided.
Our Playing XI for IND vs PAK Match 2 Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
IND vs PAK:
Mohammed Rizwan (vc), Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Babar Azam, Hardik Pandya, Shadab Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Haris Rauf
Both are evenly placed teams at the moment. Thus, the match can go either way. But, it will be an interesting one for sure.
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