Asia Cup 2018- India vs Pakistan Preview: Arch-Rivals tussle for a spot in the finals


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India and Pakistan are set for yet another clash in the Asia Cup with this time, a guaranteed spot in the final on the horizon. After suffering a drubbing at the hands of India early on in the competition and a wake-up call against Afghanistan, the Men In Green are amidst several problems.

Meanwhile, the Blues, barring their close call against Hong Kong have been on cruise mode with convincing wins over Pakistan and Bangladesh. India, being the only undefeated side left in the competition have done well across all three departments of the game. Despite being marred by injuries, the Men In Blue have coped well much to the relief of skipper Rohit Sharma.

On the other side, Sarfaraz Ahmad has plenty of problems to ponder which include Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Amir’s form. Moreover, Shadab Khan’s injury and middle order crisis add more issues to the table.

When: September 23, 2018;  5:00 PM IST (3:30 PM Local Time)
Venue: Dubai International CriStadiumadium

Where to Watch: Star Sports Network, Hotstar

Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

Predicted XI: Fakhar Zaman, Imam Ul Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Haris Sohail, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi.

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