Pakistan has confirmed their playing 11 for tomorrow’s match against India. As we had predicted in our article before, Pakistan is going with their winning combination. We have explained the winning combination and broke the squad down into top-order, middle-order, and bowlers. You can read that article in the following link:
Here is the winning combination from the first match of the Asia Cup.
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Salman Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan (vc), Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah.Pakistan’s playing 11 against India
They are going with Fakhar in this match. Fakhar has a track record of playing big matches and performing. Even if he faces lower form, his aggression can be triggered at times.
Haris, Shaheen, and Naseem are different types of fast bowlers. Even Mathew Hayden admitted that India will have difficulty preparing for each of them.
Faheem Ashraf is in instead of Nawaz. We all saw how the pacers are having a blast in this Asia Cup. It would be understandable if Pakistan’s management gave him a chance.
Naseem and Haris Rauf will be crucial in picking the wickets. But you can never write off Shaheen Afridi.
Let’s see how things play out tomorrow. Even if the rain looms over the skies of Colombo, things can get pretty aggressive when India and Pakistan are playing. Even if the match gets ruined due to rain, we have a reserve day on 11. Hopefully, things won’t get to that level.