Asia Cup 2022 India vs Pakistan: Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan is playing a key role for the Babar Azam-led side. He is the best wicket-taker in the shortest format of the game and can contribute to the team with the bat as well. Ahead of the start of the 2022 Asia Cup, Shadab said that he is eyeing to become the ‘Player of the Series’. At the same time, he is making a big target of getting Pakistan their third Asia Cup title.
He said, “Personally, I want to do better in the Asia Cup. I know when there are so many world-class competitors, it is easy to go where, but where there is a will, there is a way. Committed. I am sure that I will be rewarded with success and achievements.”
Shadab said on Pakistan’s official website, “It would be great if I could fulfill my dreams of lifting the trophy of the player of the competition, but the bigger and ultimate objective is to win a magnificent trophy for Pakistan.”
Shadab is also confident that the team has good bowlers in the absence of Pakistan’s premier fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi, as he has been ruled out of the competition due to injury.
He further said, “Shaheen Shah Afridi’s absence is a big blow, as he is our main strike bowler. But the beauty of cricket is that it is not an individual but a team game. We have many match-winning bowlers in our team and I Have faith in Haris Rauf.”
Sunday’s match in Dubai will see the resumption of the ‘greatest rivalry’ in the cricketing world when Pakistan begin their Asia Cup Group A campaign against defending champions India. This will be the first match between the two teams since their head-to-head in the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates last year, where Pakistan won an impressive ten-wicket win over India. This was his first such win over India in the World Cup.