Asia Cup 2018 – Pakistan Vs India: Player Battles To Watch Out For
It is that time again, when the most adverse rivals, India and Pakistan will be up against one another in the 14th version of the Asia Cup. The last time these two groups met, it ended in a thrashing for India and a memorable day for Pakistan. As, it was the day when Green shirts thrashed India at the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in England.
Pakistan will be top choices when they are up against India, mainly because of their ongoing achievement and commonplace conditions (UAE), and also the the absence of India’s key player, Virat Kohli.
In the UAE, Pakistan’s recent record has been amazing, as they are undefeated in their last 16 matches (ODIs and T20Is). India, then again, will be playing in the UAE after a gap of over 10 years.
While both the Asian monsters would be aiming to show signs of improvement, what makes Pakistan vs India clash more charming, are the player rivalries.
In this article, Allsportspk presents 4 key battles in the upcoming Pakistan vs India clash in the Asia Cup 2018.
#4 Rohit Sharma vs Mohammad Amir
In the absence of India’s captain, Virat Kohli from the Asia Cup 2018, the sole reliance of getting India to a decent beginning would depend intensely on Rohit Sharma.
At the point when Mohammad Amir came back to the international scene in the wake of being prohibited for match fixing, Sharma remarked that “he is only a normal bowler.”
Perhaps Amir took the Indian batsman’s comment to heart, as he demonstrated his value in the Champions Trophy finals, where he expelled Sharma for a duck as well as claimed Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli’s wickets. In the 6 overs of his bowling, his figures were 16/3. He demolished the foundation of Indian batting and thus the Indian team could not recuperate from that mishap.
In any case, Amir has been battling with poor shape as of late. In his 8 past experiences, he has only grabbed 3 wickets. Sharma, then again, has scored 1313 runs and averages 59.68 in the last 25 matches. While Sharma’s ability with the bat is clear to everyone, it is the left-armer’s capacity to swing the ball back into the pads that will bedazzle Sharma.
Will the Hit-Man have the capacity to invalidate Amir’s swing or fall to it? This would certainly make for a fascinating conflict.
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