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IND vs PAK: 3 Reasons Why Pakistan Can Beat India In The Asia Cup

By Priyansh - August 26, 2022 02:13 PM

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IND vs PAK: 3 Reasons Why Pakistan Can Beat India In The Asia Cup

Asia Cup 2022 is set to commence on August 27 and many cricket fans are excited for the clash of Asian champions. India vs Pakistan match is one of the most sought-after clashes in the tournament. The India vs Pakistan match will take place on August 28 (Sunday). India has a better chance of winning in the T20 format. Also, the absence of Shaheen Afridi will be a huge blow to Pakistan. The form of Indian middle-order batsmen can serve as a major factor in Indias victory. Despite not being the favourites, Pakistan Cricket Team has evolved as dominant in the T20 format.

ASIA CUP starts on August 27 and the much-awaited India-Pakistan match will be played in Dubai on August 28. The arch-rivals are placed in group A. India are the defending champions of the tournament. India won the previous edition of the Asia Cup in 2018 by defeating Bangladesh in the final. There is a high probability of India and Pakistan meeting more than once in the tournament.

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3 Reasons Why Pakistan Can Beat India

India and Pakistan last played in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Pakistan defeated India in that game by 10 wickets. That was Pakistan’s second win over India in overall ICC events. Both teams will have their plans in place for the big game.

1. Settled Opening Pair of Babar Azam-Mohammad Rizwan

India will specifically need to plan for three players namely Babar Azam, Mohammed Rizwan. Pakistan has perhaps one of the best-settled opening pairs in this Asi Cup. Skipper Babar Azam will open along with Mohammad Rizwan. The duo chased down Inia’s score of 151 in the T20 World Cup last year and won the match by 10 wickets. Both the batters are adept at playing pace and spin with equal ease. For India to win the game, they need to dismiss the opening pair as quickly as possible.

2.Asif Ali with Power-Hitting skills

A star Pakistan batter opened up on his power-hitting skills and plans for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022. Gearing up for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022, star Pakistan batter Asif Ali spoke about his preparations for the upcoming T20I tournament. A known power-hitter, he revealed that he hits '100-150 sixes daily'. Speaking to PCB, he spoke about his batting strategy and explained its reason.

Pakistan face India for their Asia Cup opener on Sunday, at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. Asif also spoke about the importance of playing tape-ball cricket, as it helped him with power-hitting. He said, "Tape-ball cricket helps me a lot in power-hitting. In tape-ball cricket, you have to play with a straight bat and still head which increases your concentration.

3.Having a Settled XI

Pakistan at this point looks to have a better settled Xi heading into their opening game against XI. They named a 15-member side for the tournament and 11 of them pick themselves for the game. India, on the other hand, have given a lot of opportunities to too many players in the recent past. Thus there is a lot of thinking to be done as the selectors look to name the squad in a few days’ time.

Pakistan will be without star pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi for the tournament. The pacer is out due to an injury. He has been replaced by Mohammad Hasnain.

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India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 Squads

Both the teams have announced their squads for the tournament. Rohit Sharma is set to lead India in the tournament. Babar Azam will lead Pakistan. While India will be short of their crucial pacer Jasprit Bumrah, Pakistan will also miss pacer Shaheen Afridi in the tournament.

India Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal

Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain

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