New Delhi: It will be second consecutive day of India Vs Pakistan match in the Super 4 Round of Asia Cup tournament. Yesterday’s match at Premdasa stadium in Colombo was abandoned due to rains.
Today’s match between India and Pakistan is set to begin from the same stage, where it got interrupted due to rains.
A look at their previous matches showed Team India on a firm ground while Pakistan also looked strong. In its last match, Team India squared off against Nepal and managed a easy victory against the minnows. Nepal scored a decent total but as rains interrupted game and target got truncated to 145, the Men in Blue achieved the target quickly and won the match with 10 wickets.
Pakistan locked horns with Bangladesh in its last match. Pak openers got into good partnership and easily chased down the target set by rival team.
Colombo’s Premdasa stadium, at first instance, looks favourable for batters. Batters can look to put up a formidable total, however, the pitch will also offer support to bowlers. The average score at this pitch has been 214 and the side winning the toss would prefer to pick run chase.
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Babar Azam has been on a dream run in this tournament. His impressive knocks helped him amass 168 runs in the tournament so far and the Men In Green will be depending a lot on his consistent run scoring skills.
Rohit Sharma, the Team India skipper is yet to fire but last match saw his bat do the talking. He will have a lot riding on his shoulders as the Men in Blue take on arch rivals.
Rauf was another impressive player in Pakistani side, whose piercive bowling created much trouble in last few matches. This time also, the Pak side would be hoping for similar magic from him.