India play Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022 on Saturday, August 28, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai from 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

India have shown good form in T20 internationals after the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The Men in Blue have won six and drawn one of the seven series’ played in this format after the disappointment in the T20 World Cup. Suryakumar Yadav is India’s top run-scorer in T20Is this year with 428 runs, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the top wicket-taker this year with 20 wickets. Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel are ruled out of this tournament due to an injury.

Meanwhile, Pakistan suffered a defeat against Australia in their only match in this format in 2022. The Men in Green won the remaining six matches they played post the T20 World Cup last year. The Pakistan cricket team are set to play the Asia Cup without Shaheen Afridi, who suffered a knee injury on the tour of Sri Lanka in July 2022.

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 odds

Parimatch odds: India: 1.40, Pakistan: 2.95

Bet365 odds: India: 1.40, Pakistan: 3.00

Betwinner odds: India: 1.38, Pakistan: 2.99

10CRIC odds: India: 1.41, Pakistan: 2.88

Betway odds: India: 1.42, Pakistan: 2.90

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

India vs Pakistan head-to-head in T20Is

The Indian cricket team has been the dominant side in the T20 format against Pakistan, winning six of the nine matches while the Men in Green have won twice. India have won eight of the 14 matches against Pakistan in the Asia Cup (ODIs and T20Is).

The Men in Blue have won four of the last five matches in this head-to-head. Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets in the most recent encounter between the arch-rivals in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2021.

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 squads

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Arshdeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravi Bishnoi, Suryakumar Yadav.

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir. 

India vs Pakistan probable playing XI

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan. 

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani.  

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 combined fantasy XI

Rohit Sharma (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli, Fakhar Zaman, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Haris Rauf.

India top picks vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022

Rohit Sharma: India’s captain is second in the all-time top run-scorer list in T20Is with 3487 runs in 132 matches at an average of 32.28, including four centuries and 27 half-centuries. Rohit has amassed 290 runs in this format in 2022 for the Indian cricket team at a strike-rate of 140.09.

Virat Kohli: The 33-year-old batter has scored 311 runs against Pakistan in this format, the most by an Indian player. Kohli scored a half-century in the last match against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup in 2021. Overall, the former Indian captain has scored 3308 runs at an average of 50.12, including 30 half-centuries, in T20Is.

Pakistan top picks vs India Asia Cup 2022

Fakhar Zaman: The southpaw has scored 1253 runs in this format in 65 matches for Pakistan. Zaman has a great record against India in ODIs, scoring 207 runs in four matches at an average of 51.75. He scored a century in the 2017 Champions Trophy final against the Men in Blue. 

Mohammad Rizwan: The 30-year-old registered the highest individual score against India by a Pakistani player in T20Is after his 78-run knock in the ICC World T20 clash at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in 2021. Rizwan scored 1326 runs in 29 matches in this format in 2021 at an average of 73.66.

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 prediction 

The Indian cricket team have a commendable record against Pakistan in T20Is as well as the Asia Cup. The Men in Blue are tipped to win against the Men in Green in Dubai.

Meanwhile, Pakistan won the last time they played India and have been in good form in the T20 format. They are expected to challenge the Indian team for victory in this match.

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 41°C

Precipitation: 0%

Humidity: 11%

Wind: 18 km/h

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