India vs Pakistan Pitch Report from Dubai International Stadium: The arch-rivals kick off their respective Asia Cup 2022 campaign today.
The stage is set and the fans as ready as ever as India and Pakistan meet tomorrow, in the ongoing 2022 Asia Cup ‘Group A’ opener at Dubai International Stadium.
The build-up to the high-octane clash has bombarded fans from both countries with nothing but love for each other, as they have been doing photos and videos of players from both camps with a friendly joke, or even praising their respective players from the opposition. the rounds on social networks until the eve of the match.
However, there will be an equal measure of aggression on the field, as both teams will take to the field as the favorites to win the continental championship title.
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India vs Pakistan kick-off report from Dubai International Stadium
Both teams are no strangers to the Pitch of the Dubai International Stadium. While Indian players have played enough matches at this venue during the previous two IPL seasons, Dubai has been Pakistan’s second home, until international Cricket resumed in their country in 2019.
Before the opening of the ongoing tournament between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka at this venue, the average score in the 75 T20Is here since 2009 was only 144.6.
Former Indian batsman turned commentator Askash Chopra, ahead of the aforementioned ongoing clash at Dubai International Stadium, mentioned that the pitch is likely to favor the pacers, while the spinners are likely to determine the outcome of the match.
His prediction was spot on, as the three Afghanistan players not only took four wickets between them, but also bowled at an economical rate of less than six runs per over. As for the pacemakers, the pair of Fazalhaq Farooqi and Naveen-ul-Haq hit three wickets with the new ball, to put Sri Lanka at the back early on.
So come tomorrow, expect the spinners to master the proceedings once again. But the likely absence of dew at the site will give way to even bat-and-ball competition.