Two India-Pakistan encounters in a week is a rare sight to see. The first one was a thriller going down to the final over. It had all the elements of and India vs Pakistan encounter. There was Naseem Shah fighting with cramps, constant fightbacks from Pakistan as India looked to take control and a wonderful finish from Hardik Pandya. Coming into this game, India will have to deal with a huge blow. Ravindra Jadeja, an instrumental part in the win against Pakistan is out of the fixture. In his place Axar Patel is back in the squad but may not come in as India could go for Ravichandran Ashwin.
Played- 10 | India- 7 | Pakistan- 2 | Tie- 1
Date: 4th September 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Stadium
The weather is clear and warm for the evening of India vs Pakistan encounter.
The Dubai Track is likely to be flat and good for batting. Dew will be a factor in the second half and the side batting second will be in with a huge advantage.
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin/ Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan
Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir, Shahnawaz Dahani, Naseem Shah
After a slight struggle in the first game Suryakumar Yadav was back at his free flowing best against Hong Kong. The variety in his shots were on display and the confidence will surely carry him into the upcoming game. With Jadeja out, the responsibility on the middle order increases and he will have a larger role to play.
Babar Azam has two low scores in the first two games. He has not been at his best so far but is not far away from a big score. With a lot of skill and form behind him, the upcoming game can have him scoring big.
India may have won the previous game but Pakistan looked very impressive with their bowling. The bowling looks very solid as they blew away Hong Kong with ease, setting up a battle between their bowlers and India’s middle-order. Picking a favorite is tough but with India coming off a win in the last encounter they may be slightly ahead.