India vs Pakistan, PAK Playing 11 vs IND (Predicted), Asia Cup 2022, Super 4, Match 2 (A1 vs A2)


India vs Pakistan, PAK Playing 11 vs IND (Predicted), Asia Cup 2022, Super 4, Match 2 (A1 vs A2). India won both their matches against Pakistan and Hong Kong to qualify for the Super-4s. Pakistan bundled out Hong Kong for 38 runs to win by 155 runs. Pakistan spinners have claimed 10 of their 15 wickets so far while Indian seamers have claimed 13 of their 14 wickets so far.

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022
India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 Photo Credit: (BCCI/Twitter)

Asia Cup is heating up with top-2 teams from each group making the cut to the Super-4. India and Pakistan match is the most sought-after games in the cricket arena and their political tension and absence of bilateral ties spices up their every meeting in the multi-nation tournaments.

India won the opening encounter against Pakistan in a thrilling fashion and went on to win against Hong Kong convincingly. Pakistan after their loss against India gave a drubbing to Hong Kong to win the must-win encounter.

Mohammed Rizwan (78 runs) and Fakhar Zaman (53 runs) stitched together a brilliant 116-run partnership for the second wicket after the early loss of Babar Azam in their previous match against Hong Kong. Khusdil Shah gave the perfect finish with his 15-ball burst of 35 runs. Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, and Shadab khan add depth and balance to their playing XI.

Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan
Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan. (Photo: AFP)

Pacers Naseem Shah and Shahnawaz Dahani gave them a perfect start dismissing the opposition’s top-3 cheaply inside the powerplay. The spin duo of Mohammed Nawaz and Shadab Khan then ran through the Hong Kong line-up with combined figures of 4.4-0-13-7 in the match and bowled out the opposition for just 38 runs.

Shadab Khan. PC- Getty
Shadab Khan. PC- Getty

Pakistan made it to the Super 4s with a 155-run win over Hong Kong, who were bowled out for 38, the lowest total against a Full Member in T20Is. Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Rizwan read the conditions well and steered Pakistan towards a safe total. They then scored 129 in the last 10 overs and 77 in the last five to get to a well-above-par total, with some help from a Khushdil Shah assault.

It was a procession after Naseem Shah struck twice in the third over of the innings. Then it was the turn of the spinners, Shadab Khan (four for eight) and Mohammad Nawaz (three for five), to do the damage as they shared seven wickets.

Pakistan 193 for 2 (Rizwan 78*, Fakhar 53*, Khushdil 35*, Ehsan 2-28) beat Hong Kong 38 (Shadab 4-8, Nawaz 3-5) by 155 runs

India vs Pakistan, PAK Playing 11 vs IND (Predicted), Asia Cup 2022, Super 4, Match 2 (A1 vs A2)

Babar Azam

Babar Azam
Babar Azam (Image Credits: Twitter)

Babar Azam is the skipper of Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022. He should be the opener for the team during the tournament. The right-handed batsman is currently the top-ranked ICC batsman in T20Is.

Babar Azam has scored 2705 runs in 76 T20Is averaging 44.34. He has 1 ton and 26 fifties in the shortest format with a career-best of 122 against Proteas. He scored only 10 off 9 balls against India in Asia Cup 2022. He failed yet again against easier opponents in Hong Kong (9 off 8) when the other Pakistan batters were making merry.


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