Pakistan captain Babar Azam said that he too would have liked to bat first.
“We would have batted first. We have played a lot of cricket here, so we know the conditions. Top teams are playing so the Asia Cup is good. We will try to do our best. We are playing with the same combination, No.” shift. Performing well always gives you confidence, we will try to take advantage of that.”
Pakistan began their Asia Cup campaign against Nepal on 30 August. India started its campaign on Saturday. Ishaan Kishan will bat at number 4.
India’s Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.
Pakistan’s playing XI: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf.