The high-octane clash between India and Pakistan will shape up your evening mood today (Saturday) as the two eternal rivals will lock horns for a round robin league match in a continental clash of Asia Cup at Sher-e-Bangla stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka.
India winning the toss elected to bat first. Shikhar Dhawan was rested while Ajinkya Rahane replaced him.
Pakistan camp already said that their bowlers are capable of turning the match in their favour, but at the same time Indian batsmen are in tremendous form.
Pakistani bowling coach Azhar Mahmood and Shoaib Malik said that they are “among the best in the business.” Though it is very common that Pakistanis prefer to provoke Indian players to get an edge over India while their counterpart at the same time keep their mouth shut and like to express themselves on the ground.
Pakistan are coming to play this after a competitive Pakistan Super League. They have not played together for one month while India has become a unit since the Australia tour, and have been playing superbly.
Pakistan has got a few young faces in heir team while India got boys like Hardik Pandya and batting sensation like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
The bowling side is also not mediocre they can change the hue of the match. It was observed that Pakistanis are the nerd as they are not concerned about rejuvenated Indian bowlers.
Playing XI Pakistan: K Manzoor, S Khan, M Hafeez, S Malik, S Ahmed, U Akmal, S Afridi, Wahab Riaz, M Sami, M Amir, M Irfan
Playing XI India: Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra