TOSS: Pakistan wins the toss and elects to bowl. Mohammad Hasnain replaces injured Shahnawaz Dahani. For India, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda and Ravi Bishnoi are in for Avesh Khan, Ravindra Jadeja and Dinesh Karthik.
INDIA (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh.
PAKISTAN (Playing XI): Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah.
As India yet again takes on Pakistan in its Asia Cup 2022 super 4 tie at the Dubai International Stadium this evening, Sportstar will be bringing you live updates, latest news and a comprehensive scorecard of the blockbuster clash.
TOSS STATS: In 14 completed matches between the sides at the continental event, India has won only five tosses while losing nine. Here are the full toss-related stats.
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Pakistan medium pacer Shahnawaz Dahani will not be available for his team's Asia Cup Super-4 match against India on Sunday, September 4, due to a suspected side strain. He injured himself while bowling in the match against Hong Kong in Sharjah on Friday, where he took a wicket.
“Jadeja is obviously ruled out of the Asia Cup. He is under the care of the medical team. He will see the doctors and experts. The World Cup is a fair way away, so we don’t want to jump to any conclusions and rule him out or in. It’s part of sport - people get injured. It’s part of our job to manage how it goes.” India head coach Dravid said in a press conference yesterday.
What happened when India and Pakistan met earlier in this tournament?
Five of the 10 wickets to fall in the Pakistan innings came off short balls. The lack of movement off the pitch and in the air meant the Indian fast bowlers generally bowled short or short-of-a-good-length at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya championed the ploy by picking all three wickets with short deliveries. Bowling the 15th over, Hardik first removed Mohammad Rizwan, who tried to ramp a short ball, but ended up hitting it straight to deep third man. In the same over, Khushdil Shah attempted the upper-cut, only to be caught at deep point. Earlier, Hardik had Iftikhar Ahmed caught behind with a well-directed bouncer. He finished with figures of three for 25.
Hardik briefly brought back memories of the third ODI against England at Old Trafford last month, when his perseverance with the short ball saw him skittle England with figures of four for 24 and handed India the series 2-1 with a five-wicket win.
Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the highest wicket-taker of India tonight, also got three out of his four wickets with short and short-of-good-length balls. Even one of Arshdeep Singh's two wickets came off a short-of-good-length ball.
Bhuvneshwar explained the bowling plan in an interaction with Star Sports during the innings break. "When we looked at the wicket, we thought it would swing but there was no swing. There was bounce, but we know what balls we have to bowl. When you bowl short, few were skidding and some were coming slow," he said.
This was the first time India took all 10 wickets with pace in a T20I innings.
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.
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