Asia Cup 2022: KL Rahul’s knock will be key to India’s chances for Pakistan game, says Aakash Chopra

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Asia Cup 2022: KL Rahul's knock will be key to India's chances for Pakistan game, says Aakash Chopra
Asia Cup 2022: KL Rahul's knock will be key to India's chances for Pakistan game, says Aakash Chopra

Asia Cup 2022: KL Rahul’s knock will be key to India’s chances for Pakistan game, says Aakash Chopra

Asia Cup 2022: Even though India’s star batsman KL Rahul hasn’t amassed many runs in the current Asia Cup, former cricketer Aakash Chopra believes the opener’s performance will be crucial to India’s hopes of defeating Pakistan on Sunday.

In the Super Four stage of the ongoing Asia Cup, India and Pakistan will play each other for the second time on Sunday. On August 28, when India and Pakistan played each other in their respective Asia Cup opener, India triumphed. KL Rahul, the opening batter who is returning from injury, has fallen short of expectations. He made a golden duck against Pakistan and played a lethargic knock against Hong Kong.

However, Aakash Chopra is hoping that Rahul will play well and contribute significantly to India’s victory over Pakistan on Sunday.

“People tend to confuse Rahul’s IPL numbers with his numbers for Team India. While playing for India, his strike rate is really high. And I feel that Rahul’s knock will be key to India’s chances for the game against Pakistan on Sunday. Hope he has a good game. Fingers crossed,” said Aakash Chopra exclusively on the Koo app.

Asia Cup 2022: KL Rahul's knock will be key to India's chances for Pakistan game, says Aakash Chopra
Asia Cup 2022: KL Rahul’s knock will be key to India’s chances for Pakistan game, says Aakash Chopra

Axar Patel has selected by the All-India Senior Selection Committee to replace Ravindra Jadeja’s place in the current Asia Cup.

Jadeja is no longer eligible for the tournament due to a right knee injury. He is currently being watched over by the BCCI medical staff.

Axar Patel, who will take his position, was previously named as one of the squad’s standbys and will go with the group to Dubai.

India’s squad for Asia Cup

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.