Asia Cup 2018, Super Four, Third Match, India vs Pakistan
Sunday, September 23, 2018, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Arch-rivals India and Pakistan are getting ready to come face to face for the second time in the ongoing Asia Cup. Pakistan seemed to be no match to the mighty Indians in their first outing as Hong Kong against India fared better than Pakistan! India are certainly going into this match as favorites with three wins in games.
Pakistan, on the other hand, lost a game and won the other two games. Their game against Afghanistan had all the twists and turns but they held their nerve to win the game in the final over. However, one cannot write off Pakistan just by their performance in their previous games. Champions Trophy in 2017 was a highlight for them – they beat India in the final by a big margin after losing to the same opponents cheaply at the group stage!
The winner of this game will go directly in to the Asia Cup 2018 final. India are expected to go into this match unchanged while Pakistan might pull in Mohammad Amir after dropping him for the Afghanistan clash. Shadab Khan who sustained an injury earlier is also expected to make a return.
Numbers to watch out for:
Head to Head Record:
Overall:Matches Played – 130, India Won – 53, Pakistan Won – 73, NR – 4
In Asia Cup: Matches Played – 12, India Won – 6, Pakistan Won – 5, NR – 1
In UAE: Matches Played – 27, India Won – 8, Pakistan Won – 19
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan, Shan Masood, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan
Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Deepak Chahar, Siddarth Kaul, K Khaleel Ahmed
Asia Cup 2018 ‘Super Four’ Schedule:
Match #1: Sep 21, India vs Bangladesh, Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Match #2: Sep 21, Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Match #3: Sep 23, India vs Pakistan,Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Match #4: Sep 23, Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Match #5: Sep 25, India vs Afghanistan, Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Match #6: Sep 26, Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
** Image credits to Geo TV