India vs Pakistan
When: India vs Pakistan, Super Four Match 2, September 4, 06:00 PM Local time, 07:30 PM IST
Where: Dubai International Stadium
What to expect: The unforgiving weather of Dubai to push players to the hilt like it did in the previous fixture between these two sides last Sunday. There should also be continued assistance for quicks with variety in their repertoire.
Head to head: India’s victory earlier this week was their eighth in T20Is against Pakistan in 10 outings.
Injury/Unavailability: Jadeja is out of the tournament with a knee injury. Axar, who was part of the reserves, has replaced him. Avesh Khan missed training on the eve of the game with fever and could miss the clash tomorrow.
Tactics & match-ups: The Sri Lanka-Bangladesh humdinger from two days ago was further proof that bouncers can be a weapon in Dubai. Hardik Pandya, who will return after getting rest in the Hong Kong fixture, will once again hold the aces through the middle overs where India stifled Pakistan last time.