The forthcoming Asia Cup tie could be a virtual ‘˜semifinal’ with India and Pakistan losing grounds to Sri Lanka. Either of the two could lose the final spot, if beaten and that’s why this contest gets even more exciting.
The forthcoming Asia Cup tie could be a virtual ‘semifinal’ with India and Pakistan losing grounds to Sri Lanka. Either of the two could lose the final spot, if beaten and that’s why this contest gets even more exciting. India versus Pakistan is never a dull affair and here we are discussing the key players who could win the match for their side:
The Indian skipper is the only man leading the runs chart for India at the moment. With the others failing around him, Virat’s aggressive batting and disciplinary shot-making is really a sign of a champion. If he gets going, Pakistan pacers can expect a tough day on the field.
It’s about time Mumbai-batsman, Rohit Sharma makes himself count. His dry spell with the bat has many doubters talking. A talented batsman like Rohit who has a double century to his name, needs runs and if scores against Pakistan, poor luck to the men in Green!
‘Jaddu’ is really making a mark in this young Indian ODI team. With Ravichandran Ashwin going through a lean patch, Jadeja is really turning the screws on the opposition from the other end. Not to forget his contribution with the bat down the order, ‘Sir’ Ravindra Jadeja can really threaten Pakistan so they better watch out.
The Indian pace department has come under the scrutiny of not performing upto the mark. Leaking runs in the depth overs has been the problem for India in the ODIs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is out to change those ‘remarks’ and ever since making his debut against Pakistan in 2011, ‘Bhuvi’ might know a trick or two to negate the Pakistani counter-attack.
Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman, Umar Akmal will be high on confidence with a ton in the last match against Afghanistan. A game changer by trade, Umar Akmal’s presence in the middle order can turn the tide in his side’s favour if the former’s bat starts to talk.
The side’s skipper and turn-to man when in trouble – Misbah-ul-Haq might be inching to get the better of the Men in Blue. Misbah’s experience might just do the trick and if works, Pakistan might just end up as the happier lot at the end of the day.
‘Boom Boom’ Shahid Afridi can never be underestimated especially when the stakes are high. Afridi has been part of many India-Pakistan encounters and his experience is vital for Pakistan to surge ahead of India.
India and Pakistan is never a dull affair with the fans right in the mix. If you have planned a movie, dinner etc. cancel at your own peril as this game is one ‘box-office’ affair, you don’t want to miss!