India vs Pakistan: 3 Unexpected Changes Team India Can Make In The Marquee Asia Cup 2022 Clash


The India vs Pakistan game in the Asia Cup 2022 will be played on August 28 in Dubai. The schedule was announced and shared by Asian Cricket Council chief Jay Shah on his official Twitter handle on August 2, Tuesday. UAE was handed over the hosting rights for the tournament after it was moved out of Sri Lanka due to its economic crisis. 

All the top teams of Asia are part of the Asia Cup 2022. There are 6 teams that will participate in the tournament. They are India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. One among Hong Kong, Kuwait, Singapore and UAE will be the fourth team in the tournament. 

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India and Pakistan are placed in Group A along with a qualifying team. Group B has Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The top two teams from both groups will qualify for the Super 4 stage which starts on September 3. Thus there is a high probability of India and Pakistan meeting more than once in the tournament. 

Pakistan announced their 15-member Asia Cupp 2022 squad which will be led by Babar Azam with Shadab Khan as his deputy. They have also picked young 19-year-old pacer, Naseem Shah, in their Asia Cup squad. 

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Meanwhile, the BCCI are yet to announce the Indian squad for the tournament. However, there are reports that India’s Asia Cup and T20 World Cup are likely to be the same. All the senior players are expected to be back for the two major tournaments. Several key Indian players are resting or nursing their injuries at the moment. 

Pakistan beat India, the last time they played their arch-rivals in the T20 World Cup 2022. To counter Pakistan’s all-round threat, India needs to have more than one plan. In this article, we take a look at three unexpected changes India can make in their playing XI against Pakistan. 

India vs Pakistan: 3 Unexpected Changes Team India Can Make Against Pakistan

3) Including Kuldeep Yadav In the Playing XI

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Kuldeep Yadav has been away from international cricket for a very long time since the 2019 50-over World Cup in England. He played regularly till then but then lost the faith of his captain. Kuldeep dismissed Babar Azam in the 2019 World Cup with a ball that spun sharply inwards after pitching beating the Pakistan skipper who could not gauge the turn of the delivery.

Kuldeep is still a very good bowler recently tasting success in the IPL. He should be a part of India’s Asia Cup squad and will get a lot of purchase from the pitches in the UAE. Exposing Kuldeep against Babar early can help India take the big fish out. 

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