ACC Men's Emerging Asia Cup, India-A vs Pakistan-A | 5 Players To Watch Out For

image-lk85r565Yash Dhull scored a brilliant century against UAE (Twitter)

It's time for the ultimate clash of this exciting Emerging Asia Cup as India A and Pakistan A lock horns in a big-ticket encounter at the famous R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Both teams have been in red-hot form in this tournament and have dominated both their matches coming into this game.

There are some enterprising young stars in both the teams and let us now see 5 players who can create maximum impact in this all-important India-Pakistan clash.

 Abhishek Sharma

The talented young all-rounder is expected to play a big role against a strong Pakistan unit. He has been pretty handy with his left-arm spin in this tournament and with the bat, he showed his mettle against Nepal with a brilliant 87 off 69 balls.

He is a talented cricketer and his IPL experience of playing along and against quality players make him one of the biggest assets for India. There are quite a few right-handers as well in the Pakistan team makes him a crucial weapon with the ball in the middle overs.

Saim Ayub

Saim Ayub, the dashing left-handed opener is an exciting talent and a player to watch out for in this clash. He scores runs at a brisk rate and is an equally good player against spin and pace. He has played for Pakistan senior side too and that experience can be handy in a high-pressure environment against India.

Ayub will be coming into the game against India on a back of a fifty against U.A.E and we might see Ayub the best of Ayub in the game against India.

Harshit Rana

Rana has been brilliant in both the games for India in this tournament. He picked 6 wickets in two matches and his ability to take wickets both with the new ball and old ball makes him a big asset for India.

Rana is also a handy batter down the order and can use long handle to great effect. Rana also played for KKR in the 2023 IPL season and has been in brilliant form both with the bat and ball after his stint in the IPL. Expect the tall young man to make an impact.

Shahnawaz Dahani

A tall right-handed bowler from Pakistan will be a big threat for India. He is a quality bowler and can notch up some speeds and can move the new ball as well. Dahani picked up a five-wicket haul against Nepal in Pakistan's first game and was pretty lethal in his approach.

He is a gun death bowler too and would be looking to hunt down India's top order that has been scoring bulk of runs for India in this tournament. Dahani also has international experience under his belt and would be looking to unleash his might in this big game.

Yash Dhull

The Indian skipper was brilliant in the first game when India lost two early wickets and scored a scintillating century. His knock of unbeaten 108 off just 84 balls took India to a comfortable win and we can expect the same once again from Yash Dhull against Pakistan.

Dhull also is known for his consistency and would be looking to display all his range as a skipper in this big game. Dhull also is a technically correct batter which makes him India's best bet against a lethal Pakistan bowling attack.