India had won the previous match between these two teams, which took place at the same site a week earlier, but they would need to make some changes to their lineup because Ravindra Jadeja will not be able to participate due to an injury.
At the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday, India will play Pakistan for the second time during this Asia Cup campaign. Pakistan is India’s opponent both times. India had won the previous match between these two teams, which took place at the same location a week earlier, but they would need to make some changes to their lineup because Ravindra Jadeja is injured and won’t be able to play.
As the lone left-handed batsman in India’s lineup, Jadeja was vital in the team’s victory because he was able to defend against the left-arm and legspin bowling of Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan.
Wasim Jaffer, a former batsman for India, proposed that Rishabh Pant should replace KL Rahul at the top of the order in light of the fact that Jadeja was ruled out of playing and that Rahul has been suffering with his form.
According to Jaffer, “I’d be tempted, especially against Pakistan, to send in Pant as an opener.” Pant is a wicketkeeper and an all-rounder.
“Even though he is a first-class player, K.L. Rahul hasn’t found his groove just yet. Don’t get me wrong; I recognise his talent. But judging from his present form and the fact that he hasn’t played much cricket, I’d be tempted to play Pant there. If he bats through the Powerplay while Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan are bowling, it’s a risky gamble for the team since they have Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz to bowl. Additionally, later on, Axar Patel was added “Jaffer went on to explain.
Following Rahul’s scoreless outing against Pakistan in the Group A match, many people were critical of his performance against Hong Kong, in which he scored 36 off of 39 balls.
Pant, on the other hand, was not included in the playing eleven for the match against Pakistan, and even though he was selected for the match against Hong Kong, he did not receive an opportunity to bat.
Due to an illness, India may have another selection problem on their hands, as pacer Avesh Khan may not be available.
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