The Asia Cup 2022 is going to start with the encounter between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Saturday. But cricket lovers around the world are eagerly waiting for the match between India and Pakistan to be played in Dubai on Sunday 28 August.
India (India Full Squad): Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Standby: Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer.
Pakistan (Pakistan Full Squad): Babar Azam (Captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Hasan Ali, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain.
Virat Kohli will complete the century of international T20 matches as soon as he goes to play the match against Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday. With this, he will become the first Indian to play 100 or more matches in all three formats.
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A total of 14 matches have been played between India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup so far. Out of which India has won 8 and Pakistan has won 5. Whereas a match played in the year 1997 ended in a draw.
Out of form all-rounder Hasan Ali was not picked for the Asia Cup but an injury to Mohammad Wasim has once again opened the doors for the veteran. The PCB has officially announced his inclusion in the team.
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Both India and Pakistan will go into the field without their most important weapon in bowling. Pakistan team's leading bowler Shaheen Afridi is not playing in the tournament due to injury. Injured Jasprit Bumrah has not been included in the squad for the tournament.
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1 Rohit Sharma (c), 2 KL Rahul, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Dinesh Karthik 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Ravindra jadeja 8 Avesh khan 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Arshdeep Singh, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal.
1 Fakhar Zaman, 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 3 Babar Azam (c), 4 Khushdil Shah, 5 Haider Ali, 6 Mohammad Nawaz, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Haris Rauf, 9 Naseem Shah, 10 Usman Qadir, 11 Shahnawaz Dahani.