|MATCHES WON BATTING FIRST
|MATCHES WON BOWLING FIRST
|AVG 1ST INNINGS SCORE
|AVG 2ND INNINGS SCORE
|HIGHEST TOTAL RECORDED
|LOWEST TOTAL RECORDED
|HIGHEST SCORE CHASED
|LOWEST SCORE DEFENDED||134/7|
|Rohit Sharma (c)
|Babar Azam (c)
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A face-off between India and Pakistan on the cricket field needs no introduction. This is by far the most hyped cricket match. The clash of the titans, the tussle between two greatest arch-rivals - there are so many ways to describe an India-Pakistan cricket match. India and Pakistan do not face each other in a bilateral series anymore. Thus, international contests and multinational series are the only occasions where both sides get to rough up each other.
Therefore, India versus Pakistan is a much-anticipated match. Indian supporters are waiting for king Kohli to get back his old form. A match in the Asia Cup against Pakistan could be the ideal platform for the modern-day great to reclaim his authority. Moreover, this is the first match for both sides in the Asia Cup 2022 and both teams will try to begin their campaign on a winning note.
Let’s analyze some of the past performances of India and Pakistan and predict the match of the season.
India maintained a winning streak against Pakistan in international events since the 1992 World Cup. However, the 2017 Champions Trophy saw something different. Pakistan beat India convincingly with a huge margin of 180 runs in the final. India started the ICC T20 Championship 2021 with a staggering 10 wickets loss against Pakistan. Hence, it is evident that the Men in Blue are waiting for their opportunity to regain their glory.
On the other hand, Pakistan is willing to carry on the dream run against India in the upcoming Asia Cup. In the Asia Cup so far, both sides faced each other 15 times. India won 8 matches and Pakistan won 5. Unfortunately, 2 matches ended with no results. India played Pakistan in the Asia Cup in 2018 for the last time. They played 2 matches in the Asia Cup 2018 and India won both matches convincingly.
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhubaneswar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
Pakistan is a more balanced team now. Babar Azam is currently the number one T20 batsman in the ICC rankings. His fellow opener Mohammad Rizwan owns the number three spot. Interestingly, India’s Suryakumar Yadav shares the second spot between Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. The only bowler from both sides to find a spot in the top 10 is Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
This match is also going to be a litmus test of Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. Virat Kohli led India in the last T20 Championship. After he stepped down from captaincy, all eyes are now set on Rohit Sharma. The stadium can expect a tactical battle between Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam in the 2nd match of Asia Cup 2022 between India and Pakistan.
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali, Iftikar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Shahnawaz Dahani
The Dubai International Cricket ground offers a good batting pitch, providing even bounce and carry. The average batting first total on this ground is 143. Teams batting first must score more than 160 to give a tough competition to the side chasing the score.
Although India dominated Pakistan in international cricket mega-events, the stats have changed in the last few years. Both sides have seen cricketers retiring and youngsters coming in. Thus, the younger sides will try to establish their dominance in this match.
However, Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali’s absence from the Pakistan squad and Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik’s recent form will keep India ahead of their opponent in the match. Considering the pitch and playing conditions, India is the hot favourite for this match.
The high-voltage match between India and Pakistan is set to be played in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium from 7:30 pm IST on the 28th August, 2022. Dew is going to play a big factor in a night game. Whichever side wins the toss would like to chase. Bowling first will provide bowlers with some early swing and bounce. Plus, the side bowling second has to deal with the dew factor.
A total of 13 T20 matches have been played on this ground last year. On 12 occasions, teams batting second won the game. Therefore, the captain winning the toss won’t hesitate to field first. The equation is straight and simple. Restrict the opposition within 150 and chase it down under floodlights when bowlers shall struggle to grip the ball.
According to our experts, the team batting first will win this giant encounter. Loss Cut,
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