Match Preview By Anuj:
India vs Pakistan:
Welcome to the match prediction & preview of India Vs Pakistan in the 2nd match of the Asia Cup. Cricket lovers around the world are eagerly waiting for this match, to be played in Dubai on Sunday 28 August. The last time the two met was in the T20 World Cup 2021 and the Indian team led by Virat Kohli had to face defeat by a huge margin of 10 wickets. In such a situation, under the command of new captain Rohit Sharma, Team India will come down with the intention of avenging that crushing defeat.
The Indian team has performed very well in the T20 format in recent days. Indian batsmen are looking in good form. In such a situation, along with skipper Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, and Wicket Keeper Batsman Rishabh Pant will be responsible for scoring runs against Pakistan bowlers.
Jaspreet Bumraah has been ruled out from the Asia Cup due to injury. Now Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, and Hardik Pandya will be responsible for the team’s pace attack. Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Yuzvendra Chahal will be seen as spinners role.
Taking About Pakistan, before the Asia Cup, they played only one T20I match in this year against Australia and that one lost. So for Pakistan won’t be easy to adjust to this format. In such a situation, skipper Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, and Asif Ali will be responsible for scoring runs against the Indian Bowlers.
Shaheen Afridi has been ruled out of the Asia Cup due to injury. Now, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, and Mohammad Hasnain will be responsible for the team’s pace attack. Mohammad Nawaz and Shaddab Khan will be seen as spinner roles.
In today’s match, both teams will look to start the journey with victory in Asia Cup. As a cricket fan, everyone will expect for thriller match between both teams today.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
According to experts, during the match time, the temperature will remain around 35°C and humidity will be 43%. The speed of the wind will be around 18 km/h and the sky will be clear.
If we look at the pitch, both batsmen and bowlers can get help on the Dubai pitch. However, the pitch here may remain a bit slow, which will benefit the spinners. The average score of T20 at this ground is 140 runs.
Match Time: 07:30 PM (IST)
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network & Hotstar
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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.