India would be taking on arch rivals Pakistan in the 4th T20 match of Asia Cup 2016 on Saturday.The match due to be played at Mirpur would be one heck of a 4 hour thriller with both the sides leaving no stones unturned to win.When India and Pakistan collide in any form of sport, leave alone cricket, the competition is very fierce since both the sides play for pride and honor.This match too would be a great contest especially given the fact that India would be eager to square things even as they lost to Pakistan in the 2014 edition and were knocked out of the tournament.
India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2016 T20 Match: Key Players for Both the Teams
The pitch at Mirpur stadium has surprised the entire cricket community because in spite of being a flat batting track,this has been a green top with plenty of bounce and carry for the quickies.Keeping this factor in mind, Pakistan seems to be at a slight advantage here since they have a powerful pace battery capable of ripping apart the best batting lineups in the World.Given the likes of Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Amir and Anwar Ali, you are pretty much up against a very hostile bowling attack perfectly capable of exploiting the pitch.
For the men in blue, batting as always would be the main strength going into the match.The onus would thus be on the opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to get the team to a good start.Sharma especially has been the ace performer as far as performance with the bat is concerned.
For the middle order, likes of Kohli, Rahane and Raina would be shouldering the responsibility of ticking the scoreboard over and providing late flourish.Also given the fact that Hardik Pandya has been doing an impressive job of hitting sixes and fours in the end, India are pretty much a formidable side.
The on field performances of key players mentioned above would play a big role and might just be the difference between winning and loosing for both the teams.
Match Prediction: Who Will Win
While it is almost impossible to differentiate between the two teams from any stretch of imagination, a winning prediction can still be estimated:
India Winning Chance:51%
Pakistan Winning Chance: 49%
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