Asia Cup 2018: India vs Pakistan 5th ODI: It was Shikhar Dhawan’s 14th ODI century that set up the win for team India against Hong Kong, who came close but were edged out by the Men in Blue. In under 24 hours from that match, India locks horns with Pakistan, in what is arguably the biggest rivalry in cricket. Dhawan has sent out a message to the Pakistan camp about how he feels about himself and today’s clash. Dhawan’s post read, “It was important to spend time in the middle, get used to these tough condition and score some runs. All set for the big game tonight.”
Rohit Sharma-led side will look to avenge the defeat they faced last year in the finals of the Champions Trophy. That is something that will surely play in their minds. Rohit, Dhawan, MS Dhoni, and a few others were all part of that match. On the other hand, Pakistan will have players who have been a part of that victorious side and would be confident of beating India. All in all, it is expected to be a mouthwatering clash.
India versus Pakistan match starts at 5 pm IST.
India squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, K Khaleel Ahmed
Pakistan Squad: Fakhar Zaman, Imam Ul Haq, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Usman Shinwari, Shaheen Afridi