Asia Cup: Yusuf Pathan in for Jadeja

Mirpur (Dhaka): Big hitting Yusuf Pathan has replaced Ravindra Jadeja in the playing XI of the crucial fifth match of the Asia Cup between India and Pakistan atthe Shere Bangla stadium here, today.

Jadeja has been dropped owing to his poor run in the CB series in Australia followed by another string of bad performances in the ongoing Asia Cup. Pakistan already in the finals is expected to put up a strong fight against their arch rivals India.


India who won against Sri Lanka before suffering an upset defeat at the hands of minnows Bangladesh must win the match against their arch nemesis Pakistan in order to avoid a disgraceful elimination.


India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Ashok Dinda.

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal (wicketkeeper), Hammad Azam, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Aizaz Cheema, Wahab Riaz.


By Indian Sports News Network