The most anticipated Group B match between India and Pakistan will take place at Palleke, Kandy on 2nd September. It promises to be an exciting encounter between these Asian powerhouses. Pakistan will be high on confidence as they thrashed Nepal by 238 runs in the opening match in Multan. Babar Azam scored 151 while Iftikhar made a century to help them to post a massive total of 342 for 6 and then skittled out Nepal for 104.
On the other hand, India would look to start the tournament on a high. KL Rahul has been ruled out of the first two matches. The question remains whether Ishan Kishan bats at the top of the order or at number 4.
Details– Asia Cup 2023, Match 3, India vs Pakistan
Venue- Palleke International Stadium, Kandy
Date and Time– 2nd September, 3.00 PM IST
The pitch used for the match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka saw assistance for pacers and spinners. Matheesha Pathirana was the pick of bowlers for the hosts with 4 wickets while Theekshana and Dhananjaya de Silva grabbed 1 wicket each. Sri Lanka bundled out Bangladesh for 164.
In reply, Sri Lanka lost three quick wickets before Charith Asalanaka and Samarawickrama shared match match-winning partnership as the host won the match by 5 wickets with 11 overs to spare.
It promises to be an exciting encounter between arch-rivals in tomorrow’s encounter. It remains interesting as the captain wins the toss and would like to set or defend the target.
Pakistan (PAK) vs India (IND) – Predicted Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill/Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.
Imam UL Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (C), Mohammed Rizwan, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf.
Fantasy Team Selection- Pak vs Ind
Team 1– Rohit Sharma (C), Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (VC), Shreyas Iyer, Salman Ali Agha, Suryakumar Yadav, Shadab Khan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Jasprit Bumrah, Naseem Shah.
Team 2– Shubman Gill, Imam UL Haq, Virat Kohli (C), Mohammed Rizwan (VC), Hardik Pandya, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Nawaz, Kuldeep Yadav, Haris Rauf, Mohammed Siraj.