Asia Cup 2023 IND vs PAK: Match Date, Squads, Playing 11, And Kandy Pitch Report

Updated: 01 September 2023

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Asia Cup 2023 IND vs PAK: Match Date, Squads, Playing 11, And Kandy Pitch Report. Only 10 days are left before the start of Asia Cup 2023. This year’s Asia Cup will be played in the ODI format, which will help the Asian teams in the ODI World Cup 2023 to be played in India from October to November. The 16th edition of the Asia Cup will begin with Pakistan vs Nepal match on 30th August at Multan. The most awaited match of the tournament India vs Pakistan will take place on 2nd September at the Pallekele International Stadium in Kandy on September 2.

Pakistan is the first team to announce a 17-man squad led by Babar Azam for the Asia Cup 2023. BCCI will announce the India squad in a day or two. Afghanistan and defending champion Sri Lanka are also yet to announce the squad.

Asia Cup 2023, IND vs PAK: Match Details

Tournament – Asia Cup, 2023 (16th season)

Match – IND vs PAK

Group – A

Date & Day- 02 Sep, 2023, Sat

Time – 1:00 PM (IST)

Venue – Pallekele International Cricket Stadium (Kandy), Sri Lanka

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Asia Cup 2023, PAK vs IND: Squads

Pakistan Squad (Announced): Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi Saud Shakeel. Tayyab Tahir (reserve player)

India Squad (Announced): Rohit Sharma (c) KL Rahul (wk), S Gill, Virat Kohli, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur., Sanju Samson (stand by)

Asia Cup 2023, Pakistan Playing 11(Probable)

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan (vc), Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah

Asia Cup 2023, India Playing 11(Probable)

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah.

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Asia Cup 2023, IND vs PAK, Kandy Pitch Report

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium has a batting pitch. Batsmen must be cautious in the first few overs. This pitch benefits both spin and fast bowlers almost equally. Spin bowlers are more effective in the first innings’ middle overs than in the second innings. In the second innings, however, this pitch helps the fast bowlers.

A total of 36 ODIs has been played in this pitch, and 20 matches won by the teams who opted bowl first. Average score at this pitch is 250.

Asia Cup 2023 IND vs PAK, Kandy Weather Report

Cricket fans are eagerly waiting for the mega clash of Asia Cup 2023 between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on Sep 2. But according to some weather reports rain can be a villain and spoil the match. A thunderstorm and breeze is expected throughout the day. 94 to 99% downpour is predicted on the day.