The two teams will now face off against one another on Sunday in the opening game of the 2022 Asia Cup in Dubai, with Pakistan being headed by Babar Azam and India being led by Rohit Sharma. Before the highly anticipated match, let’s look at some of the essential statistics.
Both countries’ top wicket-takers are spinners, with Yuzvendra Chahal of India leading the pack overall with 79 dismissals in 62 games. Shadab Khan, the vice captain of Pakistan, has taken 73 wickets in 64 games, making him their most productive wicket-taker. Veteran Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has reached the milestone in 72 games, ties Shadab’s total. While Shadab is not quite ready to surpass Chahal for India as the highest wicket-taker in the shortest format, he is still some way off
With 98 T20I wickets in 99 games, former skipper Shahid Afridi leads the team, and former fast bowler Umar Gul is second with 85 in 64 games. Saeed Ajmal, a former spinner, places third after tying Gul’s record in 64 games. Fourth on the list is Shadab.