Asia Cup 2022 India vs Pakistan
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IND vs PAK encounter of ICC T20 World Cup 2022 is a much-awaited cricket match for fans of both countries. IND vs PAK match is set to take place on October 23 (Sunday) at Melbourne Cricket Stadium in Australia. Rohit Sharma is the skipper of India in the tournament while Babar Azam is the captain of Pakistan.

IND vs PAK rivalry is a well-known thing in international cricket. Whenever these two teams clash with each other, fans flood the stadium and spectators stick their eyeballs to the television screens. Also, due to the high-pressure games, some player battles also become exciting things to watch. Here we talk about 3 player battles to watch out for during the IND vs PAK match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

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IND vs PAK: 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For

1. Rohit Sharma vs Shaheen Afridi

Rohit Sharma, IND vs PAK
Rohit Sharma. (PC- BCCI)

Rohit Sharma vs Shaheen Afridi will be the first player battle to watch out for. Shaheen Afridi is the top pacer for Pakistan while Rohit Sharma is an opener for India. While Rohit Sharma bats at the start of Indian batting, Shaheen Afridi will bowl during the powerplay overs.

Shaheen Shah Afridi
Shaheen Shah Afridi. Image-Twitter

Last time during the T20I World Cup 2021, the Pakistan pacer dismissed Rohit Sharma for a duck. After that game, Rohit Sharma will face Afridi for the first time in ICC T20 World Cup 2022. This time, Rohit Sharma will seek to outplay Shaheen Afridi while the latter will aim to crush the former once again. Hence, it will be an exciting battle to watch out for.

2. Babar Azam vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Babar Azam, IND vs PAK
Babar Azam. Pic Credits: Twitter

Babar Azam vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be another exciting player battle to watch out for. During the opening IND vs PAK encounter in Asia Cup 2022, Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Babar Azam for 10 runs in the 3rd over itself.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Credits: Twitter)

The right-arm pacer is the most experienced pacer in India’s squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2022. He will take the initiative to grab wickets in the powerplay overs. Since Babar Azam is an opener, both of them will collide with each other during the IND vs PAK clash. Both of them will aim to overpower each other.

3. Virat Kohli vs Mohammad Nawaz

Virat Kohli. PC- BCCI
Virat Kohli. PC- BCCI

Virat Kohli is the one-down batsman for India. He usually arrives at the crease during the powerplay overs and plays a lot of overs in the middle overs. After the powerplay overs, spinners take over the bowling duties. Mohammad Nawaz is a prominent spinner for Pakistan and will bowl during the middle overs.

Mohammad Nawaz
Mohammad Nawaz. Credits: Twitter

Last time during the Asia Cup 2022 encounter, Nawaz dismissed Virat Kohli and also scalped 3 wickets in the match. The left-arm spinner will again try to outplay Virat Kohli while the latter is an expert at playing spinners. Hence, their battle will be exciting to watch out for.

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