Asia Cup 2022 is all set to commence on August 27 and India vs Pakistan match will be the highlight of the tournament. India vs Pakitan clash of Asia Cup 2022 will take place on August 28 at Dubai International Stadium in UAE. Both teams have announced their squads for the tournament.
India will be led by Rohit Sharma in Asia Cup 2022. Babar Azam is the skipper of Pakistan. The game will be a crucial one for both teams and they will try their level best to win the game. In this article, we take a look at India’s predicted playing XI for the India vs Pakistan clash of Asia Cup 2022.
Rohit Sharma (C)
Rohit Sharma is the skipper of India in the Asia Cup 2022 and will lead the team in India vs Pakistan clash. He will also open the innings for the team. In the last T20I series against West Indies, the right-handed batsman slammed 108 runs in 4 games at an average of 36.0. He also hit a 64-run knock in one game.
KL Rahul will be the other opener for the team in India vs Pakistan clash. Rahul is also the vice-captain of the team in Asia Cup 2022. The right-handed batsman has not played any match since IPL 2022 due to surgery. However, he has recovered now and will look to showcase his batting might during the Asia Cup 2022 tournament.
Virat Kohli will be a one-down batter for the team in India vs Pakistan clash. Kohli has struggled to score runs this year across formats. In T20Is, he has scored 81 runs in 4 games in 2022. Kohli slammed a crucial half-century during the previous encounter against Pakistan in ICC T20 World Cup 2021 last year. He will aim to come up with a similar knock in Asia Cup encounter as well.
Suryakumar Yadav might be a middle-order batsman for the team during the Asia Cup opening clash. The right-handed batsman executed a brilliant performance in the previous T20I series against West Indies. He slammed 135 runs in 4 games at an average of 33.75 with 1 fifty. He was equally incredible in the prior T20I series against England, smashing 171 runs in 3 games at an average of 57.0.
Rishabh Pant (WK)
Rishabh Pant might be the wicketkeeper for the team in the match. The left-handed batsman will bat in the middle-order. In the previous series against West Indies, Pant scored 115 runs in 4 games at an average of 38.33 and a strike rate of 141+. He looks in good form and will be a crucial batter for the team.
Hardik Pandya will be an all-rounder for the team in India vs Pakistan clash of Asia Cup 2022. The right-handed batsman scored 64 runs in 4 games in the series against West Indies and also picked 2 wickets. Against England, Pandya hit 63 runs in 2 games with a fifty in one game. He also grabbed 5 wickets in 2 games.
Ravindra Jadeja will be another all-rounder in the playing XI in India vs Pakistan encounter. Along with batting, Jadeja is going to play the crucial role of the second spinner in the team. Against West Indies, the left-handed batter scored 43 runs in 2 games. He also picked 2 wickets while bowling in 2 games.
Yuzvendra Chahal will be the spinner for the team in India vs Pakistan clash of Asia Cup 2022. The right-arm spinner has been on a successful spree for the past few months. Against England in the T20I series last month, he picked 4 wickets in 2 games at an average of 10.50. He was equally powerful in the T20I series against Ireland and South Africa earlier.
Avesh Khan might be another pacer for the team in the match. The right-arm pacer picked 3 wickets in 4 games in the previous series against West Indies. Against England, he picked 1 wicket in one game. Khan will be one of the pacers for the team in the tournament.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar might be another pacer for the team in the match against Pakistan. In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. The right-arm pacer hunted 3 wickets in 4 games in the previous series against West indies. Against England, he picked 4 wickets in 2 games and also won the player of the series award.
Arshdeep Singh might be another pacer for the team in India vs Pakistan clash of Asia Cup 2022. The left-arm pacer was impressive against both England and West Indies. He picked 7 wickets in 5 T20I games against West Indies and won the player of the series award. Against England, the youngster took 2 wickets in the only game he played.