India vs Pakistan will battle out the greatest rivalry in the cricket field in match for Asia Cup 2016. The T20 match between arch rivals will be held at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur. The people of both countries, India and Pakistan are waiting eagerly for the match to start already.
These are the 5 things you NEED to know before watching the match-
1. India has won the Asia cup trophy 5 times whereas Pakistan has won it only twice in the past.
2. Pakistan’s squad:
Shahid Afridi (Captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Anwar Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khurram Manzoor, Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Amir, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfraz Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Sami, Sharjeel Khan.
3. The last time India faced Pakistan in an Asia Cup encounter in Dhaka in 2014, Shahid Afridi smashed two sixes off Ravichandran Ashwin to break India’s heart.
4.Hardik Pandya vs Mohammad Irfan
India’s new sensation Hardik Pandaya performed well in the last match and will face a tall order in the form of Irfan who like his team-mates is in good form.
5. India’s batsmen vs Pakistani bowlers
This is what experts are saying that the match will boil down to. Pakistan have an array of bowlers (i.e. Wahab Riaz) that are capable of snuffing out the potent batsmen (specially Virat Kohli) that India have.
The match will start at 7.00 PM local time.