Legendary former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram reckons that veteran Team India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar might struggle in Australia due to his lack of pace. Bhuvneshwar had a tremendous white ball tour of England, where he made life difficult for the hosts, extracting a lot of movement out of the helpful surfaces. However, he has been pedestrian in the last few T20I games.
England’s white ball coach Matthew Mott has hinted that captain and keeper-batter Jos Buttler could take part in the last two T20Is of the ongoing seven-match series against Pakistan. Keeping the upcoming T20 World Cup in mind, the visitors haven’t risked Buttler yet in the first four matches of the series as he continues to recovers from a calf strain.
Pakistan have named their 15-member squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 to be held in Australia from October 16 to November 13. While Babar Azam and Shadab Khan have been retained as captain and vice-captain respectively, top-order batter Shan Masood has earned his maiden call-up to the T20 squad.
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 23 runs in the Asia Cup 2022 final in Dubai on Sunday, September 11 to lift the Asian championship for the sixth time. Bhanuka Rajapaksa (71 not out off 45), Wanindu Hasaranga (36 off 21 & 3/27) and Pramod Madushan (4/34) were the standout performers for Sri Lanka. For Pakistan, Haris Rauf claimed 3 for 29, while Mohammad Rizwan contributed 55 off 49. However, it wasn’t enough as Pakistan folded up for 147 in their chase of 171.
India was invited to bat first and scored 181 runs in 20 overs by losing 7 wickets Sunday evening in the Super Four game of the Asia Cup 2022. Virat Kohli turned up top batter for the team pocketing 60 runs off 44 balls. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul contributed decently with 28 runs each.
Pakistan beat India by five wickets in the Super 4 clash of the Asia Cup 2022 in Dubai on Sunday (September 4). Batting first after losing the toss, India put up a competitive 181 for 7 on the board as Virat Kohli top-scored with 60 off 44. However, Mohammad Rizwan (71 off 51) and Mohammad Nawaz (42 off 20) played terrific knocks to lift Pakistan to victory in the last over. The two added 73 for the third wicket at quick pace to turn the tables on India.
Pakistan confirmed their place in the Super 4 round of the Asia Cup 2022, defeating qualifiers Hong Kong by 155 runs in match number six of the group stage on Friday (September 2) in Sharjah. Sent into bat after losing the toss, Pakistan overcame a slow start and put up a highly competitive 193 for 2 on the board.
Chasing a target of 148 runs, India defeated Pakistan in the second match of Asia Cup 2022 by five wickets. It was a tense win. Thanks to Hardik Pandya for his miraculous performance and pocketing three crucial wickets in the middle overs on Sunday. He bowled four overs and spared 25 runs. The opponents were bowled out for 147 in 19.5 overs. Opener Mohammed Rizwan scored the highest with 43 off 42 balls.