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Who: India vs Pakistan
The place: Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium, UAE
When: 6pm (14:00 GMT) Sunday, August 28

An India-Pakistan conflict on a cricket discipline guarantees to be a fiery encounter whatever the format, location or occasion.

The groups’ Asia Cup opener on Sunday will take the warmth a notch up, given that it’s going to happen at Dubai cricket stadium, the place the temperature lately touched the 46C (114.8F) mark.

Given the political scenario between the neighbours, the 2 sides haven’t performed a bilateral sequence since 2012 and Sunday’s match is the primary time they meet since October final yr. The final time they confronted off in a Check sequence was 2007.

Matches between the 2 ignite nice fervour however have additionally defused army tensions between the 2 nations, which have fought 4 wars since independence from the British rule in 1947.

Just lately footage and movies of Pakistan captain Babar Azam and India celebrity Virat Kohli assembly on the sidelines of a follow session in Dubai went viral.

What’s the head-to-head report?

India and Pakistan have performed 9 T20s with the previous successful seven, together with the World T20 remaining in 2007.

That is the edges’ first assembly for the reason that T20 World Cup match in Dubai final yr when Pakistan romped residence by 10 wickets, the aspect’s first win over India in any World Cup match.

What number of occasions will these sides meet within the Asia Cup?

Doubtlessly three.

Along with Sunday’s match, India and Pakistan might meet once more within the Tremendous 4 and, if the followers and organisers are fortunate sufficient, a blockbuster remaining awaits.

Will all eyes be on Kohli?

Nicely, type of.

The previous captain has performed simply 4 of India’s final 24 T20s. He has failed to achieve the three-figure mark in worldwide cricket since 2019, a run of greater than 1,000 days.

He mentioned that the run drought had affected his well-being and that he had been faking depth to display that every part was superb.

“For the primary time in 10 years, I’ve not touched a bat in a month,” Kohli mentioned on Star Sports activities. “I got here to the realisation that I used to be type of attempting to faux my depth a bit, lately.

“You might be convincing your self, ‘No, I’ve the depth.’ However your physique is telling you to cease. Your thoughts’s telling you to take a break and step again.”

Kohli stays the best scorer in India-Pakistan T20 matches with 311.

Is India’s Dubai tormentor Shaheen Afridi enjoying?

Sadly for Pakistan, Afridi has been dominated out of the match and was changed by Mohammad Hasnain. Afridi took three wickets the final time these two sides met.

Who else is out?

Pakistan additionally misplaced Mohammad Wasim to harm.  Hasan Ali – who was initially dropped from the aspect named for the Asia Cup – was recalled as alternative.

A reduction for Pakistan, in the meantime, could be the absence of Indian fast-bowler Jasprit Bumrah who misses out by way of harm.

What are the captains saying?

Rohit Sharma (India): “The temper within the camp is buzzing. It will likely be a problem to play in opposition to Pakistan undoubtedly. We do speak about our losses, that’s how we enhance as a workforce. That loss [in Dubai last year] did harm us at that time, however I believe it’s been some time since that recreation has been performed. We study from our errors. For now, it’s a contemporary begin for us and clearly, the workforce is popping out of enjoying loads of T20 cricket. We is not going to assume an excessive amount of about what occurred in October, that was a very long time again.”

Babar Azam (Pakistan): “No warmth in any respect [between the two sides]. It’s regular and we have now to regulate to every part as knowledgeable. Each match is necessary for me and it’s my duty as captain that I give my 100%. Accidents are a part of the workforce. We now have an excellent bench power and we have now a younger battery of quick bowlers who’ve carried out effectively and I’ve perception in them.”



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