India can beat Pakistan even after losing the toss, feels Aakash Chopra

by IANS |

Dubai, Aug 28 (IANS) Former India opener Aakash Chopra feels Team India can beat Pakistan event after losing the toss in the much anticipated Asia Cup 2022 match slated to be played here on Sunday.

The Men in Blue will begin their title defence in Asia Cup 2022 with the game against Pakistan at 7:30 IST.

Pakistan pace sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi was ruled out of the Asia Cup last week after the pacer had suffered a right knee ligament injury while fielding during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

Aakash Chopra on the Koo app said Pakistan has been pushed back by the dent and India can even win the match if the side loses the toss.

"The pitch at Dubai has a lot of grass and help for the pacers. The absence of Shaheen Afridi has pushed back Pakistan quite significantly. They say that it's 'win the toss, win the match' in Dubai but I feel that India can beat Pakistan even after losing the toss as their bowling isn't the same without Shaheen," Aakash Chopra Kooed.

Mohammad Hasnain has replaced Shaheen Afridi in Pakistan's 15-member squad for the T20 Asia Cup 2022.

Meanwhile, Team India head coach Rahul Dravid has tested negative for COVID-19 and has joined the team in Dubai.

Squads:

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Hasan Ali, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain.

Latest News
Aaftab Amin Poonawalla's judicial custody extended for 14 more days Fri, Dec 09, 2022, 01:34 PM
Indian-origin Sushmita Shukla named First VP of Federal Reserve Bank of New York Fri, Dec 09, 2022, 01:00 PM
Randhawa and Singh trail going into final round of PGA Tour Champions Q-School Fri, Dec 09, 2022, 12:59 PM
Uproar in RS over Bihar law & order situation, Lakhimpur Kheri farmers' compensation issue Fri, Dec 09, 2022, 12:59 PM
Alyssa Healy relishing challenge of stepping into Lanning's shoes Fri, Dec 09, 2022, 12:57 PM
FIFA World Cup arouses Gazans' enthusiasm despite daily woes Fri, Dec 09, 2022, 12:56 PM
Brazil must be at their best to beat Croatia: Danilo Fri, Dec 09, 2022, 12:55 PM
Indigenous sport kabaddi triumphs over a global marquee sporting event in latest viewership data Fri, Dec 09, 2022, 12:54 PM
Germany, Belgium's early exits lead to jersey devaluation Fri, Dec 09, 2022, 12:53 PM
TPL: Bengaluru Spartans displace Finecab Hyderabad Strikers from the top on Day 2 Fri, Dec 09, 2022, 12:52 PM
Australian Open 2022: World No 1 Swiatek leads entry list Fri, Dec 09, 2022, 12:51 PM
Overcoming odds, 3 movement leaders emerge victorious in Guj Assemby polls Fri, Dec 09, 2022, 12:49 PM
US and Russia undertake high-profile prisoner swap at Abu Dhabi airport Fri, Dec 09, 2022, 12:42 PM
Extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances continue in Balochistan: rights body Fri, Dec 09, 2022, 12:36 PM
ED tracking links between teachers' recruitment & cattle smuggling scams in Bengal Fri, Dec 09, 2022, 12:25 PM