Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS of the Asia Cup 2022 match between India and Pakistan from the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
And a Hardik Pandya special with both bat and ball seals a thrilling win for India!!!
Suryakumar Yadav is cleaned up!!!
Rohit Sharma goes and in comes Jadeja!
That’s the end of the PowerPlay and two stalwarts are in rebuild mode!
KL Rahul goes for a golden duck!
Hardik Pandya ends with three for 25 from his four overs!
Hardik Pandya gets Iftikhar with a spicy bouncer!
Our correspondent Ayan Acharya from the venue: “Pandya comes back for his new spell and immediately bounces out Ahmed. Pandya has stuck to the short ball ploy religiously. In three overs, he has operated between good length and short length. Four years ago , during an Asia Cup match against Pakistan in Dubai, Pandya was stretchered off. And here he is today.”
Rizwan and Iftikhar rebuild for Pakistan!
India has two inside the PowerPlay as Fakhar Zaman walks after edging behind!
India gets the early breakthrough...and it is Bhuvi who strikes!
TOSS: India wins the toss and elects to bowl.
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh.
Pakistan Playing XI: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani.
India Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh.
Pakistan Predicted XI: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah/Shahnawaz Dahani.
As India takes on Pakistan in its Asia Cup 2022 campaign opener at the Dubai International Stadium this evening, Sportstar will be bringing you live updates of everything related to the blockbuster clash.
The high octane India-Pakistan match will mark Virat Kohli’s 100th Twenty20 international appearance. Kohli is set to become the 14th cricketer to achieve this milestone. India skipper Rohit Sharma leads the charts, with 132 T20I caps.
India’s head coach Rahul Dravid has recovered from Covid-19 and has joined the team for the Asia Cup match against Pakistan in Dubai.
Pakistan enjoys a better head-to-head ratio against its archrival in the United Arab Emirates. Out of the 29 matches played (ODIs, Tests and T20Is combined), Pakistan has won a whopping 20. 24 of these matches were played in Sharjah, two in Abu Dhabi and three in Dubai.
The Asia Cup has witnessed some of the best contests between the sides over the course of 14 editions since 1984. Here is a look at the India-Pakistan records in Asia Cup history.
Here is the full list of squads, captains and teams featuring in the T20 tournament in the UAE from August 27.
HERE is a look at five players who will be key for the Men in Blue in UAE, starting August 27 against Pakistan.
The Asia Cup 2022 on Saturday got off to a rocky start after Sri Lanka batter Pathum Nissanka’s dismissal by the third-umpire against Afghanistan courted controversy.
After losing two wickets in the first over, Sri Lanka landed a surprise jolt in the second when Nissanka (3) was adjudged caught behind by the wicketkeeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz off Naveen-ul-Haq’s bowling. Sri Lanka went up for a referral and in a surprise decision, the TV umpire Jayaraman Madanagopal declared Nissanka out despite no visible spike on the UltraEdge meter.
India and Pakistan have met nine times in T20Is, and the Men in Blue lead the head-to-head record by 7-2. In their last meeting though, at the 2021 T20 World Cup, Pakistan registered a mammoth 10-wicket win.
The INDvPAK Asia Cup 2022 match will be live streamed on the Disney+Hotstar app and will be telecast on the Star Sports Network in India.
Ahead of the big-ticket clash, India had two high-intensity training sessions on Thursday and Friday, followed by optional nets on Saturday. HERE are the main takeaways
India captain Rohit Sharma will have a headache selecting a strong playing XI for the marquee tournament. But among the sure starters will be one man - Hardik Pandya.
For Pandya, the next two weeks will give a clearer picture on whether this turnaround can amount to anything more than a continental title in Dubai. READ this story from our correspondent Ayan Acharya on the 28-year old all-rounder’s Asia Cup comeback.
India captain Rohit Sharma hopes dew doesn’t play a big role in his team’s Asia Cup 2022 opener this evening. In floodlit games in the UAE, the dew tends to make the ball harder to grip for the defending team’s bowlers, as was evident during last year’s T20 World Cup.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali.