Ind vs Pak, Asia Cup Group A Match: India face Pakistan in their campaign opener© AFP
Asia Cup 2022, India vs Pakistan Live Updates: India won the toss and elected to bowl against Pakistan in the second match of the Asia Cup. All eyes are on Virat Kohli who is expected to return to action after being rested for India’s last two tours – West Indies and Zimbabwe. The former India skipper could make his 100th T20I appearance, which will make him the only Indian player to play 100 or more games in all three formats. Young Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah is all set to make his T20I debut today, informed the Pakistan Cricket Board hours ahead of their match against India today. Hasan Ali has also joined the Pakistan team, after being roped in as a late replacement for the injured Mohammad Wasim Jr, who had suffered a side strain. After a gap of almost one year, India play a cricket match against Pakistan. The last time the two teams played against each other was a T20 World Cup encounter at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium that saw the Babar Azam-led side come out on top on match day, registering a 10-wicket win over their arch-rivals. That was the first time Pakistan beat India in a World Cup encounter. And now, India finally have their chance to avenge the loss. Led by Rohit, Team India meets Pakistan at the same venue on Sunday in the Asia Cup. The highly-awaited encounter will also be the campaign opener for both the teams. (LIVE SCORECARD)
Probable XIs –
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
Here are the Live Score Updates of Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan straight from Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Ind vs Pak: See pics of Team India’s arrival
Team India arrived at the Dubai International Stadium ahead of Pakistan match with some amazing crowd greeting the players. See the picture of the team’s arrival at the venue:
#TeamIndia have arrived at Dubai International Cricket Stadium for #INDvPAK #AsiaCup2022 pic.twitter.com/HulEswjtpA
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 28, 2022
Ind vs Pak: Toss at 7 PM
Less than half an hour to go for the toss. Before the action kicks off, have a look at all India vs Pakistan Asia Cup matches that have taken place so far. CLICK HERE
Ind vs Pak: A highly-awaited clash
Have a look at former India and current cricketers’ posts ahead of the India vs Pakistan match:
Ind vs Pak: Back to present
What will actually happen later in this tournament is a far-sighted prediction, but both the teams will look to make a winning start today.
Ind vs Pak: More India vs Pakistan matches expected
It is worth highlighting that India and Pakistan can also play against each other in the Super-4 stage if both the teams end at the top two spots in Group A. And if they manage to finish as the top two teams in Super 4s, it will be a India vs Pakistan final.
Ind vs Pak: What was the result in Asia Cup last time?
India had won both their matches played against Pakistan in the 2018 Asia Cup. While the first win came at the starting stage, the second one came in Super 4s. India eventually won the tournament by beating Bangladesh in final.
Ind vs Pak: T20I debut for Naseem Shah
Naseem Shah will play his maiden T20I match today, informed PCB on Twitter. Listen what Shah has to say on playing his first T20I match that too against India:
“Happy to represent Pakistan in all formats”@iNaseemShah will be making his T20I debut today against India#AsiaCup2022 | #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/cc9IDCEGhk
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) August 28, 2022
Ind vs Pak: Pakistan last beat India in Asia Cup in 2014
It is around 8 years back that Pakistan had defeated India in Asia Cup. Since then, both the sides have played three matches against each other with India winning all of them.
Ind vs Pak: Rohit looks to add another feather in cap
It is worth noting that Rohit Sharma had led the Indian team to the 2018 Asia Cup title in the absence of then regular skipper Virat Kohli. Rohit is set to lead India once again in the continental event.
Ind vs Pak: India outplayed Pakistan in 2018 Asia Cup
India had won both their matches played against Pakistan in the 2018 Asia Cup. While the first win came at the starting stage, the second one came in Super 4s.
Ind vs Pak: 100th T20I for Virat Kohli coming!
Virat Kohli has played a total of 99 T20Is to date. If he plays against Pakistan today, which seems to be an obvious case, he will make his 100th T20I appearance. Watch what his teammates have to say about his milestone:
Wishes galore for @imVkohli ahead of his 100th T20I for #TeamIndia.
Listen in to what the team members have to say on his milestone game.#AsiaCup2022 #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/uWloBWzBxI
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 28, 2022
Ind vs Pak: Head-to-head in T20Is
India and Pakistan have met each other a total of nine times in T20 internationals. India dominate the head-to-head battle with a 7-2 record.
Ind vs Pak: Head-to-head in Asia Cup
India and Pakistan have played 14 matches against each other in Asia Cup so far. India have won 8 of them, Pakistan won 5 while one ended in a no-result.
Ind vs Pak: Who will win the match today?
Many experts of the game have predicted the outcome of the match. Legendary India captain Kapil Dev also shared his opinion about who can win the match and why. Check out his prediction HERE
Ind vs Pak: What can be Pakistan’s playing XI?Shaheen Afridi misses out the tournamet. So who could lead Pakistan’s pace attack in his absence today? Check out our prediction for Pakistan’s Playing XI HERE
Ind vs Pak: What can be India’s playing XI?
NDTV Sports has tried to predict the playing XI of the Indian team. Should Dinesh Karthik be given a chance? Check out our India Probable XI HERE
Ind vs Pak: Major missings
While India’s Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the Asia Cup due to injury, Pakistan have also dealt with two blows ahead of the tournament. Their ace pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi got ruled out of the continental event due to the injury and Mohammad Wasim Junior also met the same fate.
Ind vs Pak: Is Rahul Dravid back with Team India
India head coach Rahul Dravid has joined the national team ahead of match against Pakistan after testing negative for COVID-19. Read a detailed report HERE.
Ind vs Pak: The India vs Pakistan rivalry is back
India and Pakistan play against each other after a gap of almost one year. 307 days to be precise.
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