All will be at stakes when two arch-rivals India and Pakistan clash off against each other in Super Four encounter to book a place in Asia Cup 2018 mega final.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma & Co hasn’t had many troubles except the clash against Hong Kong. This speaks volumes of the level of play they achieved since that scratchy performance. Even life after the absence of their only fast bowling-allrounder hasn’t been put to the test yet. But that could soon change.
At this stage, India are unbeaten, and Pakistan have just pulled off a character-defining victory over Afghanistan. The Sarfraz Ahmed-led side have to take a few calls before they take the field on Sunday.
Sunday’s game brings together two teams seeped in rich rivalry history and gave each the incentive of taking a big step towards the final if they beat the other. If that doesn’t bring about a much closer tussle, it’s hard to say what will.
The weather has been consistently taxing for the players and it will likely remain like that. The temperature will be ranging from 37 to 40 degree Celsius with humidity likely to be around 60 percent.
A game that keeps fans staying back till the very end. Both the pitches used in the games in Dubai have been slow so far. The 300-run mark hasn’t been breached in the tournament yet but even scores in the range of 250-280 have been very competitive.
All in all, with the stakes – a spot in the Asia Cup 2018 final – a lot higher, this one should be a nerve-wracking contest between India and Pakistan.
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