The Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2022 will see the second clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on Sunday in Dubai. The neighboring nations will be expected to churn out one of the most thrilling Indo-Pak clashes. India has been in terrific form in this tournament so far and has managed to win both of their game at the league stage. Their batting has been their strength. The return in the form of Virat Kohli could prove to be crucial in this match once again.
On the other hand, Pakistan registered a comprehensive win over Hong Kong by a massive margin of 155 runs in their second league stage game to make their way to the Super 4 stage. Their bowlers wrapped up Hong Kong innings at a mere 38. Their bowling has been their biggest strength in this format, and they will also be banking on their main bowlers to help the team to win this game.
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In the last head-to-head game, India defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets. Pakistan would be desperate to avenge the loss while India would be hoping to continue their winning momentum. Another cracking game of cricket is expected here on Sunday. In the Asia Cup, India and Pakistan faced each other 16 times. Out of which, India has won 9 while Pakistan has won 5 games.
Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury. Axar Patel, who was part of the reserves, has replaced him. Avesh Khan missed training on the eve of the game with a fever and he will be expected to miss the clash on Sunday. Hardik Pandya, who will return after getting rest in the Hong Kong fixture, will once again hold the aces through the middle overs where India stifled Pakistan last time.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant/Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan/R.Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
Shahnawaz Dahani will be missing the crunch game due to a suspected side strain. Avesh Khan has conceded runs at 9.79 and 11.90 in the middle and death overs respectively in T20Is since IPL 2022, and with him missing the game, Pakistan will need to find other bowlers to attack, which not be an easy task.
Probable XI: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Hasan Ali
Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:
Mohammad Rizwan, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Virat Kohli (VC), Fakhar Zaman, Lokesh Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Naseem Shah, Arshdeep Singh
Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:
Mohammad Rizwan, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, Fakhar Zaman, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Nawaz (VC), Shadab Khan, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (C), Naseem Shah, Arshdeep Singh