India has prevailed in four of the last five meetings between the two teams while Pakistan has won just one. Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets in the two teams’ most recent T20 WC match.
The leading run-scorer for Pakistan is Mohammad Rizwan, who has 477 runs from his last 10 games at an average of 53 and a 130 strike rate. Additionally, Babar Azam has scored 354 runs in his last 10 games.
The best bowler for Pakistan has been Mohammad Wasim, who has taken 15 wickets from his last 7 games while bowling with an economy rate of 7.44 and a strike rate of 10.
In his last 8 games, Shadab Khan has taken 13 wickets. With 321 runs from his last 9 games at an average of 35 and a strike rate of 187, Surya kumar Yadav leads India in runs scored.
Additionally, in his last six games, Deepak Hooda has scored 253 runs. The best bowler for India has been Ravi Bishnoi, who has taken 11 wickets in his last five games while bowling at a strike rate of 7.50 and a strike rate of 10. In his last six games, Arshdeep Singh has taken 9 wickets.
Second Asia Cup Match
The second match of the Asia Cup 2022 will take place on Sunday, and all eyes will be on Dubai International Cricket Stadium as Asian heavyweights and rivals Pakistan and India renew their rivalry.
The two teams won’t be playing each other again until this match because Pakistan defeated India in the same stadium in the T20 World Cup last year by a margin of ten wickets.
The Men in Blue had already been eliminated from the World Cup in the group stage thanks to India’s shocking defeat by Pakistan.
India’s Situation On Field
India has improved since being eliminated early from the World Cup, and as a result, the team has gone undefeated in seven bilateral series.
Along with South Africa, this run has seen victories over New Zealand, the West Indies twice, Sri Lanka, Ireland, and England. India is the favourite to win the Asia Cup this year thanks to their outstanding run and top T20I ranking.
Pakistan easily advanced to the World Cup semifinals, but they were eliminated after falling to Australia. Pakistan would have liked to play more T20 cricket on the international stage given the Asia Cup and approaching T20 World Cup, but there hasn’t been much of it on the schedule.
Pakistan’s Situation On Field
Pakistan has only participated in two bilateral series and a single T20 match since their World Cup campaign last year. Pakistan won both of the two series—against West Indies and Bangladesh—by scores of 3-0.
The lone game was against Australia, and the defending world champions easily won it. But once the two rivals take the field in Dubai, India’s form and Pakistan’s lack of T20 cricket will become incidental issues.
Aside from inter-team rivalry, both sides’ two-star batsmen will be the main focus. Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, and Virat Kohli, the former captain of India, are eagerly anticipated by the cricketing world.
Star Players Of The Squad
As the top-ranked T20I batsman in the world, Babar is currently unstoppable in white-ball cricket. In the 2017 ICC T20 World Cup, the 27-year-old and Mohammad Rizwan were the main architects of Pakistan’s first victory over India.
Babar has a 45.52 average in 20-over matches, and once he gets going, not even the best bowlers in the world can get rid of him from the middle.