The stage is set for Inda vs Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2018 at Dubai International Stadium in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The fans are eagerly waiting for the visual treat, and it is just a day away. However, we’ve prepared the predicted XI of high-flying Pakistan.
The clash between India and Pakistan is always filled with the great emotions, and both the teams will take the field with their strongest XI.
Meanwhile, we figured out the predicted XI for Pakistan against India in the Asia Cup 2018.
Here is Pakistan’s Predicted XI:
1. Imam Ul Haq:
The nephew of Inzamam-Ul Haq, Imam-Ul-Haq doesn’t want to be known through Inzamam in that way. It seems like his target is on the right process as he started the thing on a bright note with an unbeaten fifty against Hong Kong.
However, he will be taking the field for the first time against India, and the pressure nerves will test him as a cricketer.
2. Fakhar Zaman:
The stylish southpaw Fakhar Zaman would be the centre of attraction when Pakistan lock horns against India. He smashes a scintillating century when both the teams met each other in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at the Oval in London. Though Zaman hasn’t fared well enough in the first game, he will try to be at his best against India on Wednesday (September 19).
3. Babar Azam:
Pakistan will once again rely on their best batsman Babar Azam, for the crucial number three spot. Without any doubt, he will be in the starting XI unless any forced injury. He batted well against Hong Kong and will be aiming to show his calibre against India for the fifth game in Asia Cup 2018.
4. Shoaib Malik:
Perhaps, the backbone of Pakistan. Especially, when the game is against, Shoaib Malik always fared well for Pakistan.
Over the years, Shoaib Malik always bagged decent numbers against Indian team. Meanwhile, he will also roll his arms during the middle overs of the game. And it would be interesting to see how Malik approaches the game.
5. Asif Ali:
The newbie in the cricketing block can undoubtedly make the things happen for Pakistan. He has been at his absolute best in the recent past and can be Pakistan’s trump card as well.
The youngster like Ali can tackle the world-class bowlers. He is one of the youngsters to watch out during the match.
6. Sarfraz Ahmed:
The skipper of the Pakistan Sarfraz Ahmed will be the cynosure of the eyes during the game. The wicketkeeper-batsman will have to carry the extra burden of the captaincy on a special day in Asia Cup 2018. It would be intriguing to watch Sarfraz Ahmed in action against India on Wednesday.
7. Shadab Khan:
Easily, Shadab Khan will find a place in the team. In fact, he will be one of the potent weapons for Sarfraz Ahmed against Indians.
Shadab, who was a newbie during the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 made an impact, and now, he has got some serious techniques under his belt and will be the intriguing player to watch out during the game.
8. Faheem Ashraf:
The right-arm fast bowling all-rounder Faheem Ashraf is another player who can make an impact with his abilities. He can surprise the opposition with his fast bowling and got the ability to smash the balls out of the park with ease.
All in all, Pakistan management will be hopeful of the youngster to come good.
9. Mohammed Amir:
The left-arm fast bowler, Mohammad Amir, is another player who will pull all the eyes of the spectators. He too got the great numbers under his belt whenever he plays against India.
There is a bit of fight between Amir and Rohit Sharma which will be an engaging clash as well.
10. Hasan Ali –
The premium fast bowler for Pakistan, Hasan Ali is the sure shot inclusion in the team. He has been tremendous for his country in the recent past and will be excited to perform for his country.
Ali is also an impact player whose performance will affect the match result in the end.
11. Usman Khan:
The Man of the Match for Pakistan in their opener against Hong Kong Usman Khan Shinwari delivered his best. Of late, he has been pretty exceptional for Pakistan in the limited-overs format of the game.