India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022: Preview, Prediction & Everything you need to know

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India vs Pakistan: Asia Cup 2022

Tomorrow India and Pakistan meet at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. This is the second game of the Asia Cup. This will be a moment of revenge for India to heal the wounds of a 10-wicket loss at the ICC. WorldT20. The race is open as the two leaders from India and Pakistan, Jaspreet Bumrah and Shaheen Afridi, retire from the tournament through injury. India is currently holding the Asian Cup, winning its seventh title in 2018. Pakistan won the tournament in 2000 and 2012.

Read on as we preview this clash between two gaming giants and local rivals.

The game will starts at 18:00 local time. India has had a dream run in T20I since exiting the T20 World Cup. They have 19 wins in 23 T20Is played since ICC World T20 2020. And they gave chances to 27 players, the most of any team this year. Although India has not won a trophy since 2016, they have won 12 of the last 15 T20I series and lost only once. The 7-time Asian Cup champions won all five matches of the previous edition of the Asian Cup. Beat Bangladesh in the final to retain the title in the United Arab Emirates. Pakistan has only played 1 T20I this year.

But they have won three of the last four games. They beat the West Indies 3-0 at home. Mohammad Rizwan scored 203 Runs in the streak, while Mohmmad Wasim conceded eight wickets to hold an 8-0 record against the visitors in bilateral play. Row. They lost their only game against Australia by three wickets. In their last 5 Asian Cup matches, India has beaten Pakistan 4 times.

In the only T20I among these 5, India eliminated Pakistan in 83 and won the match by five wickets. Hardik Pandya took three wickets for 8 in 3.3 overs, followed by Virat Kohli’s 49 runs which makes him Man of the Match honours.

India Preview

After playing 17 players in 21 T20I games this year, India is finally saying goodbye to the Asian Cup mix-and-match strategy to give their key players a hot streak ahead of the T20 World Cup Games to offer Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli is back after resting for the Zimbabwe tour. India tried 5 opening acts with Rohit Sharma. But the inclusion of KL Rahul will end the possibility of them opening with Sharma.

Sharma has hit 290 runs in 13 T20Is this year with a batting average of 140.09. KL Rahul has not played a T20I this year. And Virat Kohli, who missed 17 of 21 T20Is this year, has only scored 81 runs in a 20 average.

25 and a hit rate of 128.57. Issue? names are enough. After all, Kohli played 311 runs in 7 T20 Is against Pakistan.

Pakistan’s main problem will be Suryakumar Yadav, who beats in 4th place. The world’s No. 2 T20I batsman this year has hit 428 runs in 12 innings with a batting average of 189.38, most of them by a batsman playing 10+ innings and 200 balls. Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik in the middle will wreak havoc. A big result could be achieved if Shaheen Afridi is eliminated from the Asian Cup.


Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead the Indian rhythm attack with Avesh Khan or Arshdeep Singh in the absence of Bumrah and Harshal Patel. Bhuvi is India’s leading wicket-taker this year with 10 wickets at an average of 17.80. Yuzvendra Chahal will take over the division round after a successful comeback this year. India’s leading wicket-taker has 15 wickets in 12 games this year.

Arshdeep Singh in the Death Overs was the cheapest. It will be interesting to see if India goes over Dinesh Karthik with Ravindra Jadeja.

India Predicted Playing XI

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik/Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan.


Pakistan Preview:

Pakistan will be ready to take on the challenge when Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan open the innings. At the same venue, the duo chased 152 heats against India in the T20 World Cup last year. Rizwan has been phenomenal since last year. The starter has 1,326 runs in 26 innings with an average of 73.66, including a century and 12 half-centuries.

On the other hand, Azam, the number one T20 batsman in the world, has 939 runs in the same innings with one century and 9 half centuries. Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, and Mohammad Nawaz will carry a heavy burden on their shoulders if the starters don’t score. But the trio has averaged fewer than 23 from last year. Nawaz’s shot rate has been above 150 in the previous 11 innings, but he hasn’t scored any big goals yet. The all-rounder Shadab Khan will be the final key to the middle tier.

Shadab has 20 wickets from last year, with an average of 19.60. Surprisingly, Pakistan is missing their leading wicket-taker: Hasan Ali. With Afridi out, Haris Rauf will take responsibility for leading the attack pace alongside Mohammad Wasim. And Mohammad Hasnain. Rauf has won 25 wickets with an average of 25 since last year.

According to recent news, Mohammad Hasnain suffered a back injury during training, making his inclusion uncertain. Naseem Shah will be the ideal choice to replace him.

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hasnain


Weather Conditions

The weather will be sunny and warm with no chance of rain. The temperature is between 30 and 39 °C. The wind blows from the west at 10-30 km/h. The pitch favours batters throughout the game. It’s difficult to hit runs in the early innings, but it softens when the ball hits the bat easily without help from the field.

Venue Details

The second T20I of the Asian Cup between India and Pakistan will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The venue has a capacity of 25,000 spectators and has hosted 13 events, 45 ODIs and 74 T20Is to date. It’s the local stadium. for the UAE cricket team.

The extended boundaries are 165 meters on each side, while the short boundaries range from 55 to 85 meters. Most balls go towards the long side of the field as they offer more space for runs. The average first innings score at this venue is 153, and the second innings score is 138. So far, two T20I matches have been played at this venue, with the first being a low-scoring thriller between Asia XI and Africa XI.

The second match was between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 2018, where Asia XI chased down a target of 174 runs with 4 balls to spare. The pitch is generally good for batting. However, it tends to offer more help to spinners as the game progresses.


Both teams are evenly matched on paper, but India has the advantage due to their recent form and home-ground advantage. India is predicted to win the match.

Who will win the match? write down below.

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