Today’s Asia Cup Predictions & Odds: IND vs PAK

Individual total runs – Mohammad Rizwan over 26.5

Mohammad Rizwan has been in sensational form for Pakistan so far in 2022. In the T20Is, the wicket-keeper batter has been able to come up with an impressive return of 1349 runs in just 27 innings. He has been able to hit full half centuries and one century during this period. At an average of 71.00, Rizwan is someone who cannot be taken lightly by India. His strike rate also stands at an impressive 134.63. The 30-year-old comes into the game after having just scored a 69 not out against Netherlands in the recent ODI in Rotterdam.

India top batter – Rohit Sharma

Even though the likes of Virat Kohli will get a lot of attention coming into the game, India’s top batsman is likely to be Rohit Sharma. The 35-year-old showed decent form during India’s series of West Indies. Apart from the two disappointing innings at the Basseterre, Rohit Sharma was able to come up with an impressive 64 and an equally good at 33 in the other two T20 games. The veteran is expected to start in impressive fashion for India, who are strong favourites to win the game.

India top bowler – Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya comes into the match with a decent set of numbers in recent games. His performances in the T20 series against West Indies saw him pick up two wickets from four games. There is no doubt that the pitch is likely to be favourable to the batsmen, but fast bowlers are expected to have some level of joy especially with the new ball. Once the ball gets rough, the spinners are expected to get into the action. The option of bringing pace and bounce is a huge bonus for Hardik Pandya, who is clearly India’s biggest asset in the pace department. Despite his recent form being mediocre, Pandya can make a major impact in this game.

India v Pakistan: Match Preview

India head into the Asia Cup looking to revive the juicy and entertaining game against Pakistan. This is one of the biggest matchups in the world of cricket and the upcoming T20I game between the two nations is likely to be intense as ever before.

The Men in Blue head into the game as the strong favourites due to their exceptional record at the tournament. The Dubai International Cricket Stadium in UAE prepares to host the competition. Pakistan were able to overcome India at the same venue just over a year ago. India will have learnt a lot from the game and they will be looking to avoid the mistakes. India head into the game without key players like Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer.

Pakistan will feel quietly confident about the game after the win over India in the last meeting. The biggest disadvantage for Pakistan will be the absence of Shaheen Afridi, but Pakistan look balanced even then. The batting line-up looks especially strong with players like Mohammad Rizwan, who have been in good form.

Head-to-Head: India vs Pakistan in Asia Cup

India and Pakistan have gone up against each other on 14 occasions in the Asia Cup. The first meeting took place between the two teams in 1984. Only one of the matches between the two teams has been without a result. In the remaining 13 games, India has come out successful on eight occasions while Pakistan have picked up five runs.

India vs Pakistan: Overall Asia Cup Record

India have had 54 matches in the Asia Cup and 36 of them have finished as a victory for the men in blue. Pakistan have had 49 games and they have picked up 28 victories while losing 20. Pakistan’s win ratio of 57.14% slightly lower than India’s win ratio of 66.67% in the Asia Cup.