India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup: Dream XI tricks and tips
India and Pakistan would square off in an intense battle, on Wednesday, in the Asia Cup 2018. The two sides are meeting each other after more than a year. Their last meeting was in the final of ICC Champions Trophy, where Pakistan had thrashed India. Both sides have plenty of match-winners and for fans who are playing Dream XI, here's our guide.
Dhawan and Hasan get leadership roles
Shikhar Dhawan smashed a century against Hong Kong in India's opener and has been enjoying a good form in ODIs. He gets the leadership role of this fantasy XI. Hasan Ali, who was also terrific in the first game for his side, is the vice-captain.
A top class batting unit on offer
India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma could play a pivotal role upfront and his attributes, on the field, mean that he gets a berth. Pakistan's Zaman could up the tempo for his side and his aggression could disrupt Indian bowlers. Dhawan follows suit and he can make the difference. India's comeback man Ambati Rayudu gets a slot, as well.
Dhoni in as keeper, two all-rounders make the cut
MS Dhoni gets our backing ahead of Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed. Dhoni boasts of a terrific record against Pakistan. Two all-rounders make the cut with Pakistan's in-form Shadab Khan coming in as a crucial player. Kedar Jadhav is a handy asset for India as a lower middle order batsman and someone who can also be trusted with the ball.
A dream bowling line-up promises maximum points
India's wrist spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal make the XI and they can give maximum points. They were excellent against Hong Kong and shared 5 wickets between them. Ali has been Pakistan's best pacer since quite sometime and he is the one to watch out for. Mohammad Amir will share the new ball with him and he is top class.