Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has won the toss and opted to bat first against India in their Group A match of the Asia Cup 2018 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Sarfraz has named the same side that sauntered to victory against Hong Kong in their opening match of the tournament.
India have brought back Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah after resting them in yesterday's match against Hong Kong. The duo take Shardul Thakur and Khaleel Ahmed's place in the side.
The match will begin after both the teams' national anthems are played — a practise common in football but now being replicated in cricket as well.
Fakhar Zaman and Imamul Haq have arrived in the centre to open the Pakistan innings.
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (capt), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan Shinwari
India: RG Sharma (c), S Dhawan, JJ Bumrah, YS Chahal, MS Dhoni †, KM Jadhav, KD Karthik †, Kuldeep Yadav, B Kumar, HH Pandya, AT Rayudu