Asia Cup: India asked to bowl first against Pakistan

Abu Dhabi: Pakistan have won the toss and asked India to bowl first in their second Super Four clash of the ongoing 2018 Asia Cup here at Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.

Following the toss, India’s stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma said, “If we continue to bowl the way we are bowling, the last two games, we restricted the teams to decent totals and I’ll be happy if we do that again.

No pressure, I don’t think about too many things when I bat. It’s important to get the team off to good starts. That’s all I concentrate on and while doing that, the runs come. Today will be no different.”

“We have to come out here, bowl well and chase whatever target they give us. Quite happy with the wrist spinners. They are still learning, they went wicketless in the last two games, but they know exactly what they are doing,” he added.

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed, on the other hand, stated that track looks good for batting and, therefore, they are hopeful of putting up a good score on the board.
“It looks good to bat on and hopefully we can score enough today,” Ahmed said.
Pakistan have brought in pacer Mohammad Amir and spinner Shadab Khan in place of Haris Sohail and Usman Khan, respectively.

Meanwhile, India are going with the same squad that clinched an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh during their first Super Four clash of the prestigious tournament.

India will be looking to dominate arch-rival Pakistan once again and book their place in the finals of the ongoing Asia Cup, when the two sides face off in what promises to be another enthralling clash.

The two squads for the match are as follows:
India Playing XI- Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

Pakistan Playing XI- Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wk), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir.