Asia Cup 2022: Babar Azam-Led Pakistan Players To Wear Black Armband To Show Solidarity For Flood Victims

Asia Cup 2022: Babar Azam-Led Pakistan Players To Wear Black Armband To Show Solidarity For Flood Victims

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022: India is all set to lock horns against Pakistan in the ‘clash of the Titans’ in Asia Cup 2022 at Dubai International cricket stadium on Sunday. Ind vs Pak Asia Cup match will start at 7:30 pm IST. Meanwhile, Pakistan cricket team players will be seen wearing black armbands in their Asia Cup match against India to express solidarity with the people affected by the floods in their country, IANS reported. 

The monsoon flooding in Pakistan has made life difficult for millions of people, creating unforgiving havoc. According to several media reports, more than 1 thousand people have lost their lives due to floods in Pakistan, and lakhs of people have become homeless in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Balochistan, and Sindh provinces.

#Breaking: Pakistan cricket team will wear black arm bands in their first match of #AsiaCup vs India today to express their solidarity & support for the flood affectees across the Pakistan.#IndvPak

— Sawera Pasha (@sawerapasha) August 28, 2022

Scores of people have died in landslides and other incidents due to rain and floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, making it the most affected area by the floods in Pakistan. Pakistan Minister Rana Sanaullah has informed that about 33 lakh people have been affected by the floods in the country and over 1000 people have died. 

On eve of India-Pakistan Asia Cup match, captain Babar Azam, in the pre-match press conference, appealed to everyone to pray for the flood-affected people in Pakistan. He said it is a tough time “in our country and we all are praying for the affected people”.

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India vs Pakistan Probable playing XI

India’s Probable Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan

Pakistan’s Probable playing XI: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah/Shahnawaz Dahani