Live: India vs Pakistan, Match 5, Asia Cup 2018
Cricket’s most talked and appreciated rivalry is back in to action after more than one year of time. This time it will be more special as it takes place in Asia’s biggest cricketing event, Asia Cup. Right from the day when the two groups of the tournament are announced, hype for this match has started.
To add more flavor in to the hype, the schedule of the match has added more talks as India are playing their group games against Hong Kong and Pakistan in back to back days and this will be a huge challenge for men in blue regarding the conditions in United Arab Emirates.
Pakistan will come into the match with two days off after an easy win against Hong Kong on Saturday. They will take some confidence from the last encounter between two nations. And Pakistan will have an upper hand regarding the ground conditions.
At the same time India will have a positive that they will play on the same track they played against Hong Kong in previous day. Men in blue will seek to take revenge for their humiliating loss in the final of ICC Champions Trophy in last year. Absence of their skipper Virat Kohli will be a big challenge for India against a stronger Pakistan side.
In the Pakistan will seek to continue the momentum they get in their opening encounter. They had played with their full strength against Hong Kong. With the side look balanced they will continue to play with the same XI.
In the opponents they rested some of their players on Tuesday regarding the fixtures. Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya will come back to the side as men in blue might continue with their regular bowling combination despite the performances of Khaleel Ahmed and Shradul Takur against Hong Kong unless Rohit pulls off some thing out of the box.