India's best XI to face Pakistan in Asia Cup T20 2022

India’s best XI to face Pakistan in Asia Cup T20 2022

The Asia Cup T20 is scheduled to begin on August 27th in the UAE.

Team India in second ODI against England
Team India (Photo Source: Twitter/BCCI)

The political undertone always makes an India-Pakistan clash spicy, and fans often dial it up to a eleven in every possible aspect. The social media banters turn into verbal wars, media houses end up inviting the who’s who of the cricketing world to reminisce their experiences, and every player taking the field knows that defeat will not be taken on the chin by fans on both sides.

Both these giants of subcontinent cricket will lock horns in the Asia Cup 2022 in under a couple of months and there are no reasons suggesting a depreciation in this brouhaha. India will be keen to field their best eleven men for this contest, as the wounds of their 10-wicket defeat in the ICC T20 World Cup last year remain fresh.

Here’s a look at the predicted Indian XI for this contest, which might feature regularly in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup as well.

1. Rohit Sharma (Captain)

Rohit Sharma v England.
Rohit Sharma v England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Rohit Sharma has a mixed history with Pakistan in these big tournaments. He has experienced success, and some failures too. There’s often a criticism on his shoulders that he doesn’t perform in big games, forgetting the fact that his first major impact knock in international cricket came against the Pakistanis, in the 2007 T20 World Cup final, where he blasted a 16-ball 30.

The way Indian batters approached England in the recently concluded 3-match T20I series, we can sense the intent clearly – they are going all-out from the get-go. Rohit has been successful in doing so on multiple occasions during his career, but he is still better known as a slow-starter who picks up halfway through.

He would be hoping to tackle the new ball a little better this time, and an early dismissal from his side could put the team under pressure. However, you would want to bank on this individual to make a big score in a contest like this.

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