India win by 9 wickets
India and Pakistan, after going without facing each other on a cricket ground for more than a year, square off for the second time in five days as they play a crucial Asia Cup Super Four match with the winner taking a guaranteed spot in Friday's championship final. India would appear to have the edge after crushing their arch-rivals on Wednesday, with a 126-run victory and needing only two wickets to chase down Pakistan's modest 162 total, a performance the Men in Green will need to turn around in Sunday's match which will live stream from Dubai.
The arch rivals will be facing off for only the 19th time in the past 10 years, as Inquisitr reported, but regardless of the result Sunday, there is still a chance for a 20th meeting before the Asia Cup concludes. If the loser of Sunday's 50-overs match goes on to win its final Super Four match, India over Afghanistan or Pakistan beating Bangladesh, The September 28 Asia Cup final would almost certainly pit India against Pakistan for the trophy.
Even playing without their iconic captain, Virat Kohli, India have easily rolled up three straight wins in the Asia Cup and remain the tournament's only undefeated team, as Times of India noted. Pakistan, after taking a one-sided beating from India, struggled to overcome Afghanistan in their opening Super Four match. To find out how to watch a live stream of the India vs. Pakistan Asia Cup Super Four match, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article.
First ball is scheduled to be bowled at 3:30 p.m. Gulf Standard Time at 25,000-seat Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday, September 23. In India, the game starts at 5 p.m. India Standard Time on Wednesday, which is 4:30 p.m. Pakistan Standard Time. In the United Kingdom, that start time will be 12:30 p.m. British Summer Time, while in the United States, the Asia Cup Super Four match gets underway at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 4:30 a.m. Pacific.
India are expected to take advantage of the dry Dubai conditions by deploying three spinners on Sunday, ESPN reports, adding Ravindra Jadeja to the combo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav who have helped take them through the first three matches. Here are the expected teams for Sunday's India vs. Pakistan clash.
India: 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Rohit Sharma (captain), 3 Ambati Rayudu, 4 MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), 5 Dinesh Karthik, 6 Kedhar Jadhav, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Jasprit Bumrah.
Pakistan: 1 Fakhar Zaman, 2 Imam-ul-Haq, 3 Babar Azam, 4 Shoaib Malik, 5 Sarfraz Ahmed (captain/wicketkeeper), 6 Asif Ali, 7 Shadab Khan/Haris Sohail, 8 Mohammad Nawaz, 9 Shaheen Afridi, 10 Hasan Ali, 11 Usman Khan.