After celebrating the victory in the debut match against Hong Kong team in Asia Cup 2018 yesterday, Indian team is all set to face the long-time rivals Pakistan today.
After the wait of several months, the most anticipated match between India and Pakistan irrespective of any format will be one of the most interesting thing to watch. Hence, look at the preparation of the Indian team for the awaited upcoming match.
The new captain of the Indian team who has replaced Virat Kohli in captaincy seems to be comfortable in the field of Dubai yesterday which will be an alarming situation for rivals Pakistan even though it could not maintain stability in yesterday’s match.
One of the assets of the Indian team in the latest series is Shikhar Dhawan who seems to be in form and can easily dominate the opponents in a flat and sluggish pitch. His counter-attack against the straight white ball will prove to be a huge bonus for the Indian team in winning against rivals.
Though the right-hander took a break from the first match against Hong Kong, his placement at the third number will definitely decide the strong run rate against Pakistan today.
He was pretty good at the last match against Hong Kong after a long break while skipping test series against England which gives a hope to Indian team to stand strong against the fast bowlers of Pakistan team.
The coach of Indian team Ravi Shastri is confident of the abilities he has seen in Kedar Jadhav who is the remarkable bowler and has the ability to kneel down the opponents. The right-hand batsmen and all-rounder will get the golden chance to speak loud with his performance against Pakistan today.
The name in itself is a threat to the Pakistan team as no one better than him in the current Indian team would know how to handle the slipping game if arises. After the coach, MS Dhoni is the only man who can guide the team in absence of Virat kohli to win the match today.
Though he has taken rest from the last match but was expected to bounce back strongly against Pakistan today. Hardik will prove to be a supporting system for the team if he will be able to show his all-rounder skills.
After suffering an injury while playing against England, Bhuvneshwar is ready to come back and threatens the left-handers like Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq today.
The biggest threat for Kuldeep is to tackle the batsmen who have pretty good skills in spins and after giving a cold performance against England, it is high time to show his talent now.
He is the big asset for the Indian team in the middle orders and perfectly knows to change the pace and length of the ball thus making up a threatening squad with Kuldeep Yadav.
After resting in the match against Hong Kong yesterday, he is all set to partner Bhuvneshwar and adds plus point for the Indian team. He was known to impress the country while playing last matches against England.