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Pakistan win toss, opt to bat against India

Sun Online Desk     23rd September, 2018 06:01:04 printer

Pakistan win toss, opt to bat against India

Three days after facing each other, India and Pakistan will once again clash, this time, in the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup 2018 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

 

India had comprehensively won their Group stage match against Pakistan and will be hoping for more of the same on Sunday.

 

India have been in top form with both the batsmen and bowlers putting in impressive performances. India will be looking for their fourth straight win in the tournament but will need to be wary against Pakistan, who on their day are capable of a strong showing as seen in the Champions Trophy 2017 final in England.

 

After being made to work hard by minnows Hong Kong in their tournament opener, India produced a clinical display to make short work of Sarfraz Ahmed's team in the group stage.

 

Chasing a 165-run target, India were hardly tested as a half-century from skipper Rohit Sharma ensured that the team was home with as many as 21 overs to spare.

 

Even without their regular captain Virat Kohli, the Indian batting looked formidable. Rohit's and Shikhar Dhawan found himself amongst the runs after a torrid time in England's seaming conditions, scoring in all three matches, including a century against Hong Kong.

 

Teams

 

Pakistan

 

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicket keeper), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir.

 

India

 

Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma (captain), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wicket keeper), Dinesh Karthik, Kedhar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.


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