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India will have to perform well if they want to register a win against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Super Four of the Asia Cup cricket tournament like the previous match. At the same time, the fast bowlers will also have to fulfill their responsibility very well.

This is the second encounter between the two teams in eight days in this tournament. India has played a total of 15 matches against Pakistan in the Asia Cup so far. Some of these matches have been played in ODIs and some matches in T20 format. The Indian team has won nine of these matches. Pakistan has won five matches, while one match has been inconclusive.
Rahul’s form a cause for concern
For the Indian team, the defensive attitude of the top-order batsmen in the power-plays can become a problem. In the last match against Pakistan, neither Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma was able to play comfortably. His problem got worse 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 helped the team score big scores. The slow game of the Indian top order can be gauged from this that KL Rahul scored 36 runs in 39 balls, which is his slowest innings so far. So the question arises whether India will need to make changes to add aggression to their top order as it is clear that the combination of Rahul, Rohit and Kohli is not working. 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.

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If the performance of India’s top-order batsmen is a problem in the powerplay, then the inexperienced Avesh Khan’s death overs bowling is also a matter of concern for the team management. In such a situation, India sees the need to make changes in their bowling attack as they face Pakistan, who beat Hong Kong by 155 runs in the last match.

However, before the match, coach Rahul Dravid has told that Avesh will not be available for this match due to ill health. In such a situation, the responsibility of fast bowling will be on Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya and Arshdeep Singh. When India has a choice of a player who can bowl economical in Axar Patel, then Deepak Hooda can be tried as the batting all-rounder or Ravichandran Ashwin as the bowling all-rounder. Two of the six batsmen in Pakistan’s top order are left-handers Fakhar Zaman and Khushdil Shah. So, having an off-spinner along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik can be a good combination. The Indian team can take the field with three fast bowlers and three spinners.

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Last five T20 matches between India and Pakistan

  • India beat Pakistan by 5 wickets.
  • Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets.
  • India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets.
  • India beat Pakistan by 5 wickets.
  • India beat Pakistan by 7 wickets.

Last Sunday it was Hardik Pandya whose all-round performance helped India register a thrilling win in the last over and skipper Rohit would be expecting the same performance from Hardik and his other players in this match as well.

India will also miss Ravindra Jadeja who has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury. Axar Patel has been taken in his place in the team. In the previous match against Pakistan, head coach Rahul Dravid had sent Jadeja to bat at number four to create a right and left-handed combination as Rishabh Pant was left out in that match. It will be interesting to see if skipper Rohit Sharma and Dravid play the same bet on Sunday. It would not be an exaggeration to say that if a left-handed batsman has to be included in the top six batsmen, then only Pant seems suitable for him.

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Pakistan team sluggish in powerplay
Pakistan batsmen also need to score more runs in the first 10 overs. Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam have had good success while chasing the target, but when it comes to batting first, the pair has not had much success. Apart from this, the Dubai pitch is playing slow, which can create problems for the batsmen.

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Teams are as follows
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan (being ill) will not play because of

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 (out of the team due to injury), Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Hassan Ali.

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India will have to perform well if they want to register a win against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Super Four of the Asia Cup cricket tournament like the previous match. At the same time, the fast bowlers will also have to fulfill their responsibility very well.

This is the second encounter between the two teams in eight days in this tournament. India has played a total of 15 matches against Pakistan in the Asia Cup so far. Some of these matches have been played in ODIs and some matches in T20 format. The Indian team has won nine of these matches. Pakistan has won five matches, while one match has been inconclusive.

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