The most storied cricket rivals, India and Pakistan, will lock horns on 3rd Sep 2022 in the neutral settings of Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Alongside the eagerness of cricket fandom, the odds, and predictions of this big massive are also high.
Both playing sides are among the foremost participants of the Asia Cup, but their winning stat in the event doesn’t match anyhow. Men in Blue are the most successful contender with 7 title victories, while Green Caps have only won 2.
Furthermore, India is the defending champions of this tournament, as they claimed the title after defeating Bangladesh in the Finals of the 2018 Asia Cup. If India wins the current Asia Cup edition, they will become the first team to win the tournament three times in a row for the 2nd time.
Pakistan will face India in the 2nd group stage match of the Asia Cup at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, the same venue where the Green Caps defeated them one year ago. So, here are some notable details regarding Dubai Stadium.
Pakistan vs India Pitch Report – Asia Cup 2022
Usually, the pitches prepared in Dubai are Flat and Slow in Nature. On such surfaces, both batters and bowlers have equal opportunities to perform. In addition, Spinners would be vital weapons during the Asia Cup as the slow nature of the pitch will help them take surprise wickets.
Batters will get an additional advantage of short boundaries and quick outfield, as all they need to do is to make a smooth cover drive in a gap to add four more runs to the team’s total. Pacers would need to remain proficient with line and length to stop runs.
During recent games, the world has witnessed some late swings and unexpected bouncers by pacers with the new bowl, so it would be tough for skippers to pick those bowlers that are compatible with such playing conditions.
If we talk about Average Batting Scores at Dubai Stadium, it remains in the vicinity of 160-170. However, the ground has also hosted some 200-plus scoring matches in the past. During Asia Cup 2022, you could expect high-scoring games.
Pakistan vs India Weather Report – Asia Cup 2022
The weather report for Sunday evening reveals the temperature will hover around 35 to 40 Degree Celsius during the match timings. It is a warm temperature but not enough to beat the heat of the Pak-Ind clash. That’s right, and that’s what fans think.
Thanks to the God of Heavens, No Rain or Bad Weather Irruption is expected during this most-awaited cricketing clash. However, a strong wind would blow across the ground, and it will be a sign of relief for sweetening on-field cricketers.
Pakistan vs India Toss Prediction – Asia Cup 2022
The playing strategies of both teams will rely on Toss Results. It would be the top priority for the skipper of either side to win the toss and decide to bowl first to take complete advantage of the playing conditions at Dubai Cricket Stadium.
According to cricket experts, the winning chances of the side who bowls first are 70%. However, if the batting first side could post a target above 180-190 runs, then their chances of winning the game will jump to 80% from 30%.