Asia Cup 2023 Ind vs Pak, Date, Format, Squad, Predicted Playing XIs, And Where To Watch

Updated: 24 July 2023

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Asia Cup 2023 Ind vs Pak, Date, Format, Squad, Predicted Playing XIs, And Where To Watch. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are hosting this year’s Asia Cup (16th edition). Detailed fixtures released by the ACC (Asian Cricket Council) on July 19. The tournament is scheduled to commence on August 30 to September 17. A total of 13 matches will be played by 6 teams in this series. Four matches will be played in Pakistan while the remaining nine will be played in Sri Lanka. Team Sri Lanka is the defending champion of the Asia Cup.

India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal will compete for the most coveted Asian cricket championship. This is the first time Nepal is taking part in Asia Cup. Asia Cup 2023 will consist of two groups of three teams, with the top two teams will reach to the Super Four stage. India and Pakistan have been placed in the same group. The first match of the Asia Cup 2023 will be played between Pakistan vs Nepal at Multan on August 30.

India vs Pakistan In Asia Cup Cricket

The cricket rivalry between India and Pakistan is one of the most heated battles in the whole world. The rivalry is referred to as the “El Clasico” throughout the country. Pakistan vs India Asia Cup cricket rivalry started in 1984, when the first edition of the championship was held.

India defeated Pakistan by 54 runs in their first clash in the Asia Cup 1984 (first Asia Cup). On the other hand, Pakistan won its first match against India in 1995 by 97 runs. This year’s Asia Cup match between India vs Pakistan will be held in Sri Lanka on September 02 at Kandy.

Also Read: Who Will Win Asia Cup 2023? Predictions

IND vs PAK Stats in Asia Cup

India is the most successful team in the event, having won seven titles (six ODIs and one T20I). Sri Lanka has six titles, whereas Pakistan has two.

Asia CupODIT20I
Matches Played133
India Won72
Pakistan Won51

Asia Cup 2023 Format

Before 2016 the format of the Asia Cup was a classic 50-over competition (ODIs). However, the International Cricket Council (ICC) stated in 2016 that Asia Cup games will now be contested in a combination of One Day International and Twenty20 International formats, by the format of upcoming international events.

This year’s Asia Cup will be a 50-over tournament since it’s happening before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, which will start in October 2023.

Predicted Squad and Playing XI of India and Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023

Team India Probable 15 Men Squad Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson/ Yashasvi Jaiswal, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Md Shami, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah/Shardul Thakur Mohammed Siraj.

Probable Playing XI of India – Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Y Jaiswal/Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

Team Pakistan Probable 15 Men SquadBabar Azam (c), Fakhar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah

Probable Playing XI of Pakistan – Fakhar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (C), Khushdil Shah, Agha Salman, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi/Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah

Where to Watch Asia Cup 2023

In India – On Television, The 2023 Asia Cup will be broadcasted live by Star Sports on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports Select 1 HD, Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 2, and Star Sports Tamil.

While Smartphone and Laptop users can watch it free on Disney+ Hotstar app.

In Pakistan – PTV Sports and Ten Sports will broadcast the Asia Cup 2023 live on Television in Pakistan.