India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 Prediction
IND won by 8 wickets
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Updated: September 18th, 2018 – The most awaited game of Asia Cup 2018 is here as arch rivals India and Pakistan will battle it out at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. There is nothing in International Cricket that even comes close to an India-Pakistan game in terms of the emotions, intensity and passion we see on the cricket field and on the stands. With these sides not playing each other in bilateral contests anymore due to strained relations a contest between the two sides in such multilateral contests is eagerly awaited. Punters from around the world would have their eyes on this game as nothing gets bigger than this in the world of cricket.
- India is a batting powerhouse and has been one of the best ODI sides since 2015 World Cup with the arsenal to take on the Pakistanis.
- Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are frontrunners to be the top score for India with odds of 4.0 while Babar Azam in this race for Pakistan with the same odds BET NOW
- Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali are expected to be the leading wicket taker for Pakistan with odds of 3.75 while Jasprit Bhumra and Yuzvendra Chahal are the frontrunners for India with the same odds BET NOW
- India has odds of 1.83 to hit maximum sixes in the game while the odds for Pakistan and a tie are 2.25 and 8.0 respectively BET NOW
- Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam will be the frontrunners for the Man of the Match Award in this game.
Our Prediction India vs Pakistan Asia Cup
Pakistan would win this game
They won the Champions Trophy last year defeating India in the final and have looked a very good ODI side ever since. Captain Sarfraz Ahmed would go into this game with great amount of confidence in the side that sparkled as a unit in the recently concluded ODI series in Zimbabwe. They finally seem to have a well-balanced team that has both youth and experience who have been on a roll over the last year. But he would be worried about the unpredictability title that the team always carries where they turn from an invincible side to an ordinary one in a matter of a game. People who look like match winners in one game become ordinary souls in no time.
Talking about Pakistan’s batting the opening pair of Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq looks very strong and they complement each other. Babar Azam looks well settled at No. 3 and is comfortable playing spin and pace. Sohaib Malik along with skipper Ahmed is the perfect fit in the middle over slot and Asif Ali will be expected to do well in the end overs. Switching over to the bowling department in Junaid Khan and Mohammad Amir they have the best new ball attack which is strengthened by first change bowler Hasan Ali. Sohaib Malik in company of Mohammad Nawaz will take care of the attack in the middle overs and look to fox the strong Indian batting line-up.
Virat Kohli’s absence as a batsman and skipper is a huge void that few can expect to fill but Rohit Sharma would lead a confident side in this game. The team has been performing brilliantly in the 50 over format for last few seasons and being ranked 2nd in ICC Team Rankings is just a testimony to this fact. They have been winning games in all conditions and their performance in South Africa at the start of the year says a lot about the strength of the side. But Rohit would also know that the side is completely dependent on the top order to win a game and the middle order failed miserably in the ODI series they played in England.
The Top 3 Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul are the mainstays of India batting and the team would depend on one of these to get a big score. It is the middle order that would concern the skipper as MS Dhoni struggled with form in the last series and the likes of Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav are making a comeback. Hardik Pandya looks the perfect finisher for the side. The bowling attack for India is decent with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah sharing the new ball and India’s new found spin twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal having troubled batsmen in all kinds of conditions. They would like to make the best out of the turn that Dubai pitch would offer.
It is a close call between the two sides but given the fact that Indians have a better batting line-up they would start as favourites in this much awaited game.
September 19, 2018 – every Pakistani and Indian cricket fan has saved this date. The arch-rivals meet each other at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in a Group-A League game of Asia Cup 2018. The betting market is already buzzing with activity as punters put their stakes on both the team. This game will come more than a year after the two sides last met during the 2017 Champion’s Trophy final in England. A India vs Pakistan prediction is one of the toughest ones to call as along with form, fitness and playing conditions there is always a fourth element that comes into play – EMOTIONS. From the players to the fans everyone is basked in these emotions.
Ind vs Pak match prediction in most cases boils down to a battle between India’s batting and Pakistan’s bowling. India has historically been a country that has produced batting legends while Pakistan is known for its fast bowling arsenal. It is no different this time around as India has the most successful opening pair in ODI cricket who would be taking on two of the most lethal left arm pacers opening the bowling for Pakistan.
Team India doesn’t look as strong without regular skipper Virat Kohli but they have the team to take on Pakistan’s bowling attack. Rohit Sharma has to lead from the front while Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul will have to offer perfect start in the top order. The middle order has been shaky in the recent times especially the form or MS Dhoni. The Indian bowling would rest on the shoulders of Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. The spin twins have had a great run in this format for the last two years and they would be hoping to make the best out of the conditions in Dubai where the pitch is expected to offer good bargain to the spinners.
The Pakistani side has been in great form in ODIs for the last year or so. They won the Champions Trophy last year and whitewashed Zimbabwe in their last ODI series. Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman finally may have answers to Pakistan’s opening woes and with Babar Azam, and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and Shoaib Malik in the middle order they have a strong batting lineup. But the team would count on its bowlers to see them through and lot rests on the shoulders of Junaid Khan and Mohammad Amir to win them this game against India. In the spin department Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz would be a threat to India.
Ind vs Pak Asia Cup 2018 Betting Tips
- India and Pakistan have faced 11 times in Asia Cup with each side winning 5 games and one match ending with no result.
- India has a won seven matches of the last 12 the two sides have played against each other and have a more experienced side.
- Mohammad Amir and Junaid Khan would fancy their chances against Indian team that doesn’t have Virat Kohli in the side.
- Indian top three of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul pack the required punch needed to take on any attack
- Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are likely to be among wickets on these turning tracks of Dubai.
It is still early days to make the right call as both the sides would have played against Hong Kong before this big game. At present India are favorites to win this game with odds of 1.61 against 2.25 of the Pakistanis. We shall bring to you detailed match prediction and analysis that would improve your odds. Stay tuned for our full India vs Pakistan Asia Cup prediction which will be uploaded in the next few days.