Asia Cup 2018 Super Fours: Strongest Indian XI to beat Pakistan
The last match between India and Pakistan was a damp squib. The Pakistani batsmen had meekly surrendered against the India bowlers and got out for just 162. This target was easily achieved by the Indian batting line-up. The next encounter between these two teams will be in the super four round of the Asia Cup 2018.
Let's have a look at the strongest Indian playing XI to beat Pakistan when the two teams meet each other in the super four round -
Rohit Sharma is a vital batting cog in the Indian ODI team. He has been a strong performer in ODI's and a lot depends on him regarding the performance of the Indian team in this Asia Cup. He has scored 158 runs in the tournament with two brilliant fifties versus Pakistan and Bangladesh. He has done well as a new captain, and his intelligent bowling changes have helped India get the other team out for a low total.
Shikhar Dhawan is the highest run-getter in the tournament with 213 runs. He scored a century versus Hong Kong and also played well against Pakistan and Bangladesh. He needs to keep up this form in the rest of the tournament to help India win the trophy.
Ambati Rayudu is an important member of the Indian squad. He is an excellent player in white ball format. He is in good nick in the ongoing Asia Cup and played well against Hong Kong and Pakistan.A lot will rest on his shoulders if India is to make it to the final.
Manish Pandey should be brought in to replace Dinesh Karthik in the squad. Manish Pandey is an aggressive player in the ODI format and holds a pretty good record in ODI's. His batting can be crucial to the team chances if he is brought in to the squad.
Kedar Jadhav has performed brilliantly with both bat and ball. He has scored 28 vital runs and taken 3 wickets at an average of just 17. His economy rate is also very low at 3.18. He is a surprise factor in this team.
MS Dhoni has been excellent behind the wickets in the ongoing Asia Cup. He has scalped 7 victims behind the wicket. He has caught 5 catches and also performed 2 stumpings. His dismissal rate per innings till now is 2.333. He is a veteran member of the Indian Team.
Ravindra Jadeja has performed brilliantly on his ODI return. He took 4 wickets against Bangladesh in a crucial super four contest while giving away just 29 runs. He will be a key member of this squad in the all-rounder's role.
Kuldeep Yadav is currently the most talented left-arm wrist spinner in ODI cricket. He is in good form in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018. He has taken 3 crucial wickets and has maintained an excellent economy rate. He needs to keep up this form for the Indian team to win the Asia Cup.
Yuzvendra Chahal has performed his role as front-line spinner brilliantly in his career. He is bowling well in the Asia Cup and has taken 3 important wickets. He is vital to India's chances in winning the tournament.
Jasprit Bumrah has bowled brilliantly in Asia Cup 2018. He has taken 5 wickets at an average of just 12. He has troubled the batsmen with his line and length and given away runs at an economy of only 3.67. He has bowled well at crucial stages of the game.
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is in excellent form in the Asia Cup. He is India's highest wicket-taker in the Asia Cup in the first three matches. He has taken 6 wickets at an average of just 16.16. He needs to maintain his performances in the rest of the tournament for the Indian team to do well.