- Sunny weather today at Colombo, but still chances of Rain
- Pakistan’s batting unit, led by Imam-ul-Haq, can be dangerous for Rohit Shama’s team.
- Despite a shaky start in the field, their bowlers, especially Ravindra Jadeja, played a key role in restricting Nepal to 230 runs.
- Indian batters are making strategic adjustments, including preparing against left-arm throwdown specialists, to face better challenges posed by opponents like Shaheen in upcoming matches.
Pakistan has shown its ODI prowess in the Asia Cup, maintaining its solid form throughout the competition. In their recent clash against Bangladesh, they bowled their opponents out for a mere 193 runs. Haris Rauf’s exceptional performance, grabbing 4 wickets for just 19 runs, displayed their bowling strength.
The batting unit, led by Imam-ul-Haq’s impressive 78 off 84 balls, comfortably chased down the target, setting a strong statement for their upcoming clash against India.
On the other hand, India faced Nepal in a crucial must-win game following a washed-out match against Pakistan. While their fielding started shaky, dropping three catches early on, the bowlers eventually took control and restricted Nepal to 230. Ravindra Jadeja emerged as the top wicket-taker, claiming 3 wickets for 40 runs in his 10 overs.
As per reports, Indian batters have changed their stance and prepared extensively against left-arm throwdown specialists to counter Shaheen.
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In the rain-affected match, India had to chase a revised target of 147 runs in 23 overs. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill delivered an emphatic performance, with Sharma scoring 74 off 59 balls and Gill contributing a solid 67 off 62 balls.
Key Players to watch in PAK vs. IND Super 4S
Key players to watch in the upcoming matches include Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja, who will play important roles in India’s performance in the tournament. On the other hand, Pakistan will look to maintain their bowling excellence and solid batting to continue their successful run in the competition.
Our take on Babar Azam
While most cricket fans are talking about India vs Pace Trio of Pakistan, we look forward to Babar Azam’s performance against India. He hasn’t batted against India in ODIs after achieving the reputation of one of the best ODI batters.
The last time was in 2019 when he was still emerging. India vs Pakistan allows you to stamp your authority and prove your talent. The last Asia Cup match could be a great platform, but unfortunately washed out.
However, we are excited to see him play against Rohit Sharma’s team at R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium today.
The R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo is primed to host the Asia Cup Super 4 match between India and Pakistan. Despite the scorching sun, there’s still a lingering threat of rain. Fans are going into the stadium to watch the showdown between these cricketing giants.
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