The wait is finally over to witness cricket’s biggest rivalry resume at the Asia Cup. Despite both sides already sealing the super-four stage berths, this affair is far from dead.
There’s been plenty of around Kohli missing out, Sarfraz Ahmed expressing unhappiness over India playing all their games in Dubai while they are shuttling between Dubai Stadium and Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong giving India a scare on Tuesday. None of it matters now.
Here are the Playing XIs for the much-anticipated India vs Pakistan tie
India: Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya
Pakistan: Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Usman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali
India Team Changes
IN: Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya
OUT: Khaleel Ahmed, Shardul Thakur
Pakistan Team Changes
Same XI that faced Hong Kong