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03-01-2014, 11:05 AM

5. How India counter Pakistan Spin bowling threat
Pakistan spin attack comprising Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez has the ability to pick up wickets and put the breaks on the scoring rate. India need to carefully handle the spinners.

With the slightly inexperienced middle-order it will be interesting to see how the batsmen face the Pakistan spin challenge.

03-01-2014, 11:05 AM

4. Pakistan Batting Is Mercurial
Against Afghanistan the Pakistan batting struggled. But it would not be wise to read too much into this performance as Pakistan are an unpredictible side.

India bowling will need to stand up in this virtual knock-out game.

03-01-2014, 11:06 AM

3. Fifth bowling conundrum for India
The fifth bowling conundrum has been India's pet-peeve. How captain Kohli uses this option remains to be seen.

In the last game Binny, Rohit and Rayudu bowled 10 overs but failed to pick up any wicket.

03-01-2014, 11:06 AM

2. A Must-Win Game
India's hopes of reaching the Asia Cup final are pinned on this all-important game. The pressure of a win and the game against the arch rivals often gets the best out of the players from both the sides.

Can India take this pressure positively? Or will the young side wilt under the high expectations?

03-01-2014, 11:07 AM

1. Indian combination
With medium-pacers going for runs it will be horses to courses policy to get Amit Mishra in the scheme of things. But traditionally Pakistan have been good players of spin bowling. Stuart Binny bowled just four overs against Sri Lanka. Varun Aaron is battling with poor form. So will Ishwar Pandey get the chance?

Will India gamble with Cheteshwar Pujara ahead of this game? Or will captain Kohli stick with the same set of batsmen?