The second match of Asia Cup 2022 will be played between arch-rivals India and Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium on August 28 (Sunday).

The last time both teams met was in the T20I World Cup 2021, where Pakistan had defeated the Men in Blue by 10 wickets. When it comes to Asia Cups, India have a brilliant 8-5 win-loss record against Pakistan.

Pitch report:

In 16 T20Is after the 2021 World Cup, India have won 12 games where they’ve batted first. Though in Dubai, teams chasing have a good record, so it would be interesting to see what will captains do after winning the toss.

Probable XIs:

India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan

Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah/Shahnawaz Dahani

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

  • India wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 35-40
  • Pakistan total: 140-150

Case 2:

  • Pakistan wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 40-45
  • India total: 145-155

Team batting second to win the contest.

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