India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2022: India can beat Pakistan even after losing the toss, says Aakash Chopra
India vs Pakistan: Former India opener Aakash Chopra feels that Team India can defeat Pakistan despite not winning the toss in the eagerly anticipated Asia Cup 2022 match that will take place here on Sunday.
At 7:30 IST today in Dubai, the Men in Blue will take the field against Pakistan to start their championship defence in the Asia Cup 2022. Shaheen Shah Afridi, a young Pakistani pacer, was forced to withdraw from the Asia Cup last week. After injuring the ligaments in his right knee while fielding in the opening Test match against Sri Lanka in Galle.
Aakash Chopra on the Koo app said Pakistan has pushed back by the dent. And also if the team loses the toss, India may even win the match.
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“The pitch at Dubai has a lot of grass and help for the pacers. The absence of Shaheen Afridi has pushed back Pakistan quite significantly. They say that it’s ‘win the toss, win the match’ in Dubai but I feel that India can beat Pakistan. Even after losing the toss as their bowling isn’t the same without Shaheen,” Aakash Chopra said on Koo App.
Moreover, Shaheen Afridi has replaced in Pakistan’s 15-member T20 Asia Cup squad by Mohammad Hasnain.
Meanwhile, Team India head coach Rahul Dravid has already arrived in Dubai after testing COVID-19-negative.
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Hasan Ali, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain.