Asia Cup 2018: Excitement heightens for India-Pakistan match

 

Asia Cup 2018: Excitement heightens for India-Pakistan match

Dubai - The winner of Sunday's encounter will have a much better chance of making it to the grand final on September 28.

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Published: Sun 23 Sep 2018, 10:10 PM

A special treat is being served up for cricket fans with a second India-Pakistan contest. Neither side is willing to claim the 'favourites' tag, instead preferring to focus on their own preparation.
The winner of Sunday's India - Pakistan encounter in Dubai will have a much better chance of making it to the grand final scheduled for September 28 in Dubai. While Afghanistan and Bangladesh are under pressure to get a crucial Super 4 win when they play over in Abu Dhabi on Sunday too.
What players are saying
"Our strength is bowling, and India's strength lies in their batting so we will need to get 10 India wickets, this is important for us because if any of their batsmen get set then they play a long innings. That will only happen if we get wickets with the new ball and then their middle order is exposed. Their middle order is not really in form, it is their (India's) openers who are in great form right now, so our aim is to get their openers within the top ten overs and then put pressure on the Indian side." - Pakistan player Imam Ul Haq
"Playing for India is a matter of great pride for any player, whether it is playing against Pakistan or any other country. An India Pakistan match is always something that all cricket fans look forward to. I hope it will be a good match, Pakistan is playing well, and we are playing well too. And I hope that this will be an exciting match for all those involved." - India player, Ravindra Jadeja
 

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