IND vs PAK, Asia Cup 2023
So yes, we are all ready and cannot wait for the epic India-Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 battle to start. The much-awaited match will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket stadium on September 2, Saturday. The bad news is that there are forecasts of rain and that could play spoilsport. It is expected to be a cracker as both sides are loaded with big names.
Match: PAK vs IND, 3rd Match, Group A, Asia Cup, 2023
Date: Saturday, September 02, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
The Indian Cricket Team will eye solutions to many problems when they begin their Asia Cup 2023 campaign on Sept 2. Captain Rohit Sharma will address the media in a customary press conference ahead of the IND vs PAK game. KL Rahul remains unavailable for the India vs Pakistan Clash, throwing a new crisis for Rohit and Rahul Dravid to deal with.
The Asia Cup is a pivotal pit stop in India’s road to the World Cup 2023. The Ajit Agarkar-led selection committee will announce the World Cup squad on September 5, after India’s games vs Pakistan and Nepal. Rohit will hope to have more clarity on a number of jarring issues as he heads into his first and last World Cup as captain.
India’s areas of concern
- Who bats at No.4?
- Shreyas Iyer returns, is he 100%?
- No Kl Rahul, where does Ishan Kishan bat?
- Shardul vs Shami vs Prasidh – Who partners Jasprit Bumrah?
- Does Axar Patel get a game?
The Indian Cricket Team head into another World Cup campaign without a set No.4. As Rohit Sharma admitted last month, the Men in Blue have struggled to fill the position after Yuvraj Singh. Shreyas Iyer is the incumbent, but there could be a change. Virat Kohli could move down the order while, Ishan Kishan is also debated as a left-handed option in the middle order.
Shreyas Iyer back, is is he 100%?
Shreyas Iyer was one of India’s mainstays before injury. He now returns just in time for the World Cup after a long recovery. The KKR skipper hasn’t played a competitive fixture since March and the Asia Cup 2023 will be a big Test for the 28-year-old. While batting 50 overs is a test in itself, Shreyas will have to pull his socks on the field in the hot and humid conditions in Sri Lanka.
KL Rahul ruled out, where does Ishan Kishan bat?
KL Rahul is ruled out of India’s first two games at the Asia Cup 2023. While Sanju Samson has travelled to Sri Lanka, Ishan Kishan remains the favourite for the keeper slot. Where Kishan Bats though is a mystery. The 24-year-old has a good record as opener, but the numbers take a deep dive in the middle order. Will Rohit, Gill or Virat drop down the order for the IND vs PAK game?
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IND vs PAK Head-to-Head Records
|Stats||Matches||IND Won||PAK Won||NR|
|At Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele||0||0||0||0|
|In the last 5 matches||5||4||1||0|
|In Asia Cup||13||7||5||1|
Recent Venue Records (Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele)
Total matches- 36
Matches won batting first- 15
Matches won bowling first- 20
Average 1st Inns scores- 250
Average 2nd Inns scores- 202
Highest total recorded- 363/7 (50 Ov) by RSA vs SL
Lowest total recorded- 70/10 (24.4 Ov) by ZIM vs SL
The highest score chased- 314/6 (49.4 Ov) by SL vs AFG
India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 Live Streaming: India and Pakistan are all set to face off for the first time in four years in the ODI at Pallekele in the ongoing Asia Cup.
The last time the two teams have played against each other in the ODIs was way back in 2019 World Cup, where India has registerd a thumping 89-run win. In the last five ODI matches, India are leading 4-1 in head-to-head. Their only loss was at Oval in the 2017 Champions Trophy final.
Although India reached Kandy on Wednesday, they didn’t have a training session on Thursday and are scheduled to train on Friday evening. With forecasts of moderate to heavy rains predicted for the next three days, there is a lot of uncertainty around the India vs Pakistan fixture.
What time will India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 Group A match start?
India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 Group A match will start at 3:00 PM (IST). The toss will take place at 2:30 PM.