India Vs Pakistan T20 Asia Cup LIVE Score: Rohit Sharma sets the pace in Super 4 clash Hello and welcome to the live blog of the Asia Cup’s Super 4 match between Pakistan and India. Watch this space for ongoing updates.
IND Vs PAK Asia Cup Match 2022. POST BY SHIV KUMAR ROY
After a stellar performance in the group round of the Asia Cup, the Indian team will start the campaign of Super 4 from Sunday. This time also his first match is with Pakistan. Just a week ago, both the teams were face to face on the same ground in Dubai and the victory came in the hands of India. Once again Team India will land with this thinking. Last time the match ended in the last over and once again the same is expected. However, to win, the top order of the team will have to show a good game.
Top order not running
For the Indian team, however, the defensive attitude of the top-order batsmen in the power play can become a problem. In the last match against Pakistan, neither Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma was able to play comfortably. His problem increased as the pitch slowed down. Even against a weak team like Hong Kong, the Indian top order batted slow and it was Suryakumar Yadav’s finest innings that the team was able to score big. The slow game of the Indian top order can be gauged from this by KL Rahul
Scored 36 runs in 39 balls, which is his slowest innings so far. Rahul got bowled on the first ball that Naseem Shah faced in the last match against Pakistan. He needs to be given another chance but he will need to change his attitude.
Pakistan needs a good start
Pakistan’s batsmen also need to score more runs in the first 10 overs. Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam have got good success while chasing but when it comes to batting first, the pair has not got much success. Apart from this, the pitch of Dubai is playing slow, which can cause problems for the batsmen. In the absence of passion, the Indian team can take the field with fast bowler Arshdeep Singh and an extra spinner. When India has a choice of a player with economical bowling in the form of Axar Patel, then Deepak Hooda can be tried as batting all-rounder or Ravichandran Ashwin as bowling all-rounder. Two of the six batsmen in Pakistan’s top order are left-handed batsmen Fakhar Zaman and Khushdil Shah. In such a situation, having an off-spinner along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik can be a good combination.
The teams are as follows. India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan. Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali.