IND vs PAK: 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For

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The IND vs PAK game in the Asia Cup 2022 will be played on August 28 in Dubai. The schedule was released earlier this month and was shared by Asian Cricket Council chief Jay Shah shared the schedule on his official Twitter handle on August 2, Tuesday. UAE was given the hosting rights for the tournament after it had to be moved out of Sri Lanka due to the latter’s economic crisis.

India and Pakistan are placed in group A along with a qualifier team. Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are placed in group B. There is a possibility of India and Pakistan playing more than once in the tournament. 

Talking about IND vs PAK Asia Cup head to head, In 14 meetings between the two sides in Asia Cup, Pakistan has managed to beat India five times while losing 8 matches themselves. The PCB announced a 15-member side for the Asia Cup. The side will be led by Babar Azam with Shadab Khan named as the vice-captain of the side. 

The Indian squad has not been announced as yet but the senior players are expected to make a comeback into the sie. The BCCI is likely to announce one squad for the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup.

With the senior players are given adequate time to rest after a continuous cricket season, the selectors are expected to announce a full-strength squad keeping in mind team combinations and player-specific roles.  Meanwhile, in this article, we take a look at 3 key player battles to watch out for in the India-Pakistan game. 

IND vs PAK: 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For

Indian Top-Order vs Shaheen Afridi 

Shaheen Afridi, Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

Shaheen Afridi dismantled the Indian top order very cheaply in the T20 World Cup game last year. He returned with figures of 3/31 dismissing Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul in quick succession. One expects this battle to define the outcome of this IND vs PAK Asia Cup game in Dubai. The Indian top-order is wary of the threat of Shaheen and will do the necessary adjustments in their game to score off him. 

Also Read: India vs Pakistan: Pakistan’s Playing XI vs India For Asia Cup 2022 Match

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