India and Pakistan are all set to lock horns in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 28th August 2022 in Asia Cup. It is the same place where the last meeting of these teams was a meeting to forget for the Indian fans as India lost the encounter by 10 wickets.
News from the centre
The news from both the camps has not been as encouraging as the spearhead bowlers of both teams i.e. Jasprit Bumrah and Shaheen Shah Afridi are out of the tournament. Many believe that the removal of these bowlers at the same time from both the teams has made things even and stevens.
Babar and Kohli Reunion in Asia Cup
The world will again see the modern-day greats playing together but this time the rivalry will see Babar on the upper hand as Virat is facing great pressure due to lack of performance over the past 1000 days. In his last six outings Virat has managed to go past 20-run mark only once, as far as Babar is concerned he’s in form of his life and piling heavy amount of runs across all three formats
New stars to be made during Asia Cup
As Shaheen Afridi and Jasprit Bumrah are unavailable for the Asia Cup stint. It’s time for the young guns to fire up and make their names as the Indo-Pak clash always happens to be a breakthrough for a young star.
Players like M. Wasim, Naseem Shah (PAK) and Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan (IND) have a great chance to make a name and a permanent place in the playing squads.
Expectations and Voltage
Whether it’s a half-strength team or a full-strength team playing. An India-Pakistan contest will always bear high voltage and great pressure intensity but this time the pressure might be tilted more towards the Indian side. They have a harsh memory of the recent past against Pakistan at this very venue.
As far as the expectations are concerned, Babar and Virat are going to face the heat of pressure to score runs because they are equally heartthrob for the people who just share a line of political division among them. The case of bowlers Ravindra Jadeja and Shadab Khan holds the key for their teams on the spinning track of Dubai Cricket Stadium.
The match is still expected to be a thriller and the tickets were sold in a jiffy for this all-important group stage clash of the Asia Cup 2022.