Much awaited India vs Pakistan match will be played today. India team’s captain Rohit Sharma has won the toss and chose to bat first against Pakistan. Mohammad Shami will not be playing this crucial match. Instead of Shami, Shardul Tahkur is back in team. After a long wait, Jasprit Bumrah is back in team to provide strength to India’s fast bowling department.
India vs Pakistan – Highly anticipated match
The wait is finally over as the day when India will take on Pakistan is finally here. Fans will be expecting a tuff fight as both teams have players who are in their top form.
Including Mohammed Siraj and Hardik Pandya, there will be four seamers in team. As spinners, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav will be playing. In batting department, Virat Kohli is pushed down to number four in playing order. Rohit Sharma and Shubhman Gill will open batting for team. On the other side, Pakistan has made no changes in their team. It is the same team combinations that defeated Nepal by a huge margin. Shreyas Iyer is joining back after a long layoff due to injury.
Pakistan team has a strong trio of pace bowlers including Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi. From batting department, team’s captain Babar Azam is in top form. He scored 151 runs against Nepal in Asia Cup’s opening match. Apart from him Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed are also in great form where latter also scored a century in last match.
India vs Pakistan – Asia Cup Record
Both teams have faced each other 13 times in past. Historically India dominates will 7 wins in their name. On the other side, Pakistan has won 5 games. 1 game ended with no results