Bangla Hunt News Desk: Today, India and Pakistan will meet for the second time in the ongoing Asia Cup. Sri Lanka got a great victory over Afghanistan in the first match of the Super Four yesterday. Today’s high-voltage match is likely to witness a final bone-chilling battle. At least the appearance of the first meeting between the two teams is raising hopes in the minds of cricket lovers. However, it is not the case that whichever team loses today’s match will be eliminated from the tournament. As a result, both Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam will try to field cautiously.
The Indian team reached the Super Four with easy wins in both the group stage matches. After defeating Pakistan in the first match, Suryakumar Yadavra struggled in the second match but defeated Hong Kong by 50 runs. Rohit Sharma rested star all-rounder Hardik Pandya in that match rather than risking it. But the bad news for India is that Ravindra Jadeja, who performed brilliantly against Pakistan in the first match, has been ruled out of the entire Asia Cup and possibly even the World Cup. Virat Kohli will have to get used to walking without him from today. Star offspinner Ravi Ashwin can return to the team in his place. Along with that, Rahul Dravid told the press conference yesterday that Abesh Khan is not completely healthy. So today the Indian team may enter the field with only three pacers.
On the other hand, Pakistan got a great win against Hong Kong after narrowly losing the match against India. Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman regained their form. Babar Azam’s off form in the top order will worry the Pakistani fans a bit. On top of that, more bad news for Pakistan is that reliable pacer Shahnawaz Dahani has been ruled out with an injury. One pacer after another, the Pakistani camp is sleepy. Experienced Hasan Ali may return to Pakistan team today instead of Dahani.
Probable Indian XI: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Ravi Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Probable Pakistan XI: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Khushdish Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Harris Rauf, Hasan Ali