India lost their first match of the Super-4 stage to Pakistan on Sunday. The thrilling Asia Cup game at the Dubai International Stadium went on till the last over where the Babar Azam-led side won by 5 wickets. With 181 for 7 on the board in the stipulated 20 overs, India had a good chance of making two for two against Pakistan in the ongoing continental event, but Mohammad Rizwan scored a 51-ball 71 and Mohammad Nawaz’s 20-ball 20. A crucial innings of 42 runs in the match gave Pakistan victory. House.
India’s next match should be against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Ahead of the match, former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has suggested that the team management should replace Yuzvendra Chahal with Avesh Khan in the playing XI. Meanwhile, the former India opener suggested that the team should give the “long run” to young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi.
Gambhir said, “Awesh (Khan) for (Yuzvendra) Chahal. Definitely keep up with Ravi Bishnoi, he has done everything in this game. Chahal hasn’t bowled well in this competition, so maybe it is Time to give Bishnoi a long run.” On Star Sports after the match against Pakistan on Sunday.
Bishnoi returned 1 for 26 in his four overs against Pakistan last week. Avesh was not part of the team in the Super-4 match, while Chahal returned the figures of 1 for 43 in his four overs.
Notably, both Avesh and Chahal played the first match of India’s campaign against Pakistan on 28 August. While Avesh conceded 19 runs for one wicket in two overs, Chahal conceded 32 runs in four overs without a wicket.
In the second game which was against Hong Kong, Chahal returned figures of 0 for 18 in his four overs, while Avesh conceded 53 for one in his quota of four overs.
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