The Indian batting order appears to be in ominous form, with the entire batting line-up appearing to find range just before their Asia Cup match against Pakistan. The onus of scoring the majority of runs may no longer be on the top order, as Indian keeper-batter Rishabh Pant and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja were seen in ominous touch in the nets, just 48 hours before the high-octane match.
Prior to their opening match against Pakistan, the Indian team has been practising at the ICC Cricket Academy. Players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have already demonstrated signs of regaining their best form, and it now appears that the lower-order batters are also prepared to put on a show.
Rishabh Pant Looks In Absolute Hitting Form
In the T20 World Cup match against Pakistan, Rishabh Pant was one of India’s best batters, but he was unable to lead his team to a winning total in the first innings.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 26, 2022
The Board of Control for Cricket in India posted a video in which Pant is seen smoking a huge six with a flick of his wrists. On the other hand, Jadeja can be seen taking brave shots while moving down the track against spinners.
In the Asia Cup, Pakistan will be without Shaheen Shah Afridi, which is anticipated to be the primary difference in their attack this time around. However, India will not be represented by Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel.
India has a strong track record in the Asia Cup, having won it seven times and placed second three times. Many believe Rohit Sharma and his group will compete all the way and take home the trophy this year. Hong Kong is included in Group A, along with India and Pakistan.