Teams of India and Pakistan are once again face to face within eight days. In the Super-4 match of the Asia Cup, there is bound to be a tremendous fight between the two teams. Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl first. Both the teams had earlier met in the group stage of the Asia Cup. Then India defeated Pakistan by five wickets. Now cricket fans have got another chance to watch this 'marquee' match. Pakistan team will try to avenge the previous defeat in this match. At the same time, India would like to strengthen their claim for the final by winning this match.
The Indian team has come into this match with many changes. Apart from injured Ravindra Jadeja, ailing Avesh Khan and Dinesh Karthik are also not part of Team India. Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda and Ravi Bishnoi have been given their place. At the same time, Mohammad Hussain has been given a chance in place of injured Shahnawaz Dahani in Pakistan's team.
Team India won both the matches in the group stage. Apart from Pakistan, India defeated Hong Kong by 40 runs. At the same time, after the defeat against the Indian team, Pakistan made a tremendous comeback in the group match against Hong Kong. They qualified for Super-4 by defeating Hong Kong by a huge margin of 155 runs. Both the teams are once again facing each other at the Dubai International Stadium.
In the group stage match, India beat their arch rivals in every department and won by five wickets. The Pakistan team batted first but could only manage 147 runs thanks to exceptional bowling spells from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya. After this, Team India won on the basis of Hardik Pandya's batting. The Indian team would like to continue their excellent performance in this match as well.
Pak captain Babar Azam has been a flop in both the matches so far. At the same time, Mohammad Rizwan had scored 43 runs against India, but his innings was slow. Pakistan's middle order was a complete flop in the last match against India. However, Pakistan bounced back against Hong Kong. Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman and Khushdil batted aggressively. At the same time, Shadab Khan, Naseem Shah and Mohammad Nawaz destroyed Hong Kong's batting in the bowling.
Hong Kong's team was reduced to just 38 runs against Pakistan. This can boost the confidence of Pakistan. However, fast bowler Shahnawaz Dahani has been ruled out of the Asia Cup due to injury. This shocked the team. Dahani bowled well against both India and Hong Kong. He was replaced by Mohammad Hasain.
India on the other hand is in excellent form. Every member of the team has the ability to turn matches when needed. However, all eyes will be on Hardik Pandya once again. He was rested in the last match against Hong Kong. However, now he has returned to the playing-11. Team India has suffered a major setback due to the injury of Ravindra Jadeja.
Indian Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi.
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain.