INDvsPAK: Factors that determine the match
Captain Rohit Sharma led Indian team against Pakistan on September 19th at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai at the Asia Cup 2018.
India and Pakistan have played each other 11 matches since 2010. From which India won 7 times and Pakistan 4 times.
Lot’s of people are excited about India vs Pakistan match. So people are doing the prediction about who wins?
We look into few elements that may make a difference in 5th ODI INDvsPAK.
♠ India confused about player’s number
It is no doubt that India is a very strong ODI side. But Virat Kohli’s absence will further burden on Indian Team.
Taking over from Kohli, Rohit will have a lot of thinking to do over team structure. But The problem of choice still haunts the management, there are lots of confusion and difficulties to select the player’s number.
Questions that will annoy India ahead of the fixture as it continues to tweak the side for the optimum XI.
♠ Fire vs Fire
Pakistan has always and will continue to rely on its bowling for winning games.
pace attacker Mohammad Amir and wrecker-in-chief Hasan Ali, they will undoubtedly lead the Pakistani attack.
Pakistan’s teen sensation Shadab Khan attack with his leg spin and googlies. With a tally of 16 wickets from 11 games, he leads the wickets charts for Pakistan this year.
India’s reply this time will also be with the ball. Bhuvneshwar, with his swing, Bumrah, with his accurate yorkers will raise serious problems for the Pakistani openers.
Spin twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, with sensational 26 and 18 wickets each from 9 games in 2018, will be a major threat in these conditions.
♠ Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli was rested from the series only after a healthy discussion with the selectors.
Without the Kohli, the current team of India led by Rohit Sharma is able to win the clash against Pakistan.
“Virat Kohli’s absence won’t be a factor, they are a better side,” said Ganguly. When asked about the balance between 2 sides, Ganguly expressed, “It will be a 50-50 contest in Dubai.”
♠ Pakistan’s home advantage
UAE has become Pakistan’s den, as much as they would love to play home games in Pakistan.
it will still be a stiff challenge as they take Pakistan in their own ‘make believe’ backyard.
Series: Asia Cup 2018
Match: IND vs PAK, 5th Match, Group A, Asia Cup 2018
Teams: India vs Pakistan
Time: 11:30 AM GMT / 03:30 PM Local
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2018
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai