Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi hailed his spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan after the the two played stellar roles in the team’s Asia Cup 2022 win over Bangladesh on Tuesday (August 30). Both bowlers claimed three wickets each as Afghanistan held their opponents to 127 for 7 after losing the toss and bowling first.
Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has backed the Indian management’s decision to play Dinesh Karthik ahead of Rishabh Pant in the crucial Asia Cup 2022 clash against Pakistan on Sunday (August 28). According to Harbhajan, it is imperative for the team to make the best use of DK’s sublime batting form.
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.
The suspense for the sixth team to be playing in the Asia Cup 2022 is over now. Hong Kong has qualified for the tournament defeating UAE by eight wickets. It will be placed in Group A with India and Pakistan. It will play against India on August 31 and two days later against Pakistan.
Team India captain Rohit Sharma praised Hardik Pandya for his all-round show in the Asia Cup 2022 match against Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday (August 28). India beat Pakistan by five wickets in a low-scoring thriller that went into the last over.
Team India captain Rohit Sharma has stated that they are open to try a few things irrespective of what the results are. Rohit was speaking ahead of the Asia Cup 2022 clash against Pakistan in Dubai. Sunday’s meeting between the arch-rivals will be the first game for India against Pakistan since T20 World Cup loss at the same venue last year.
Pakistan head coach Saqlain Mushtaq has asserted that the team’s pace attack is good enough to deliver the goods in the Asia Cup 2022 even in the absence of lead bowler Shaheen Afridi. 22-year-old Afridi has been ruled out of the tournament, owing to an injury in his right knee ligament.
Just a couple of days are left for the Asia Cup 2022 to kick start and ahead of it former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has revealed his preview that includes which team could win the title, whether India may face Pakistan more than once and could Virat Kohli return to form.
His lack of form may be the big talking point in cricketing circles at present. However, Virat Kohli has asserted that he is batting well. He also stated that there is no specific problem with his batting, unlike the 2014 tour of England, when he kept nicking balls outside the off-stump during Test matches.