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Pakistan vs India Asia Cup 2023: Who Will Win the Match?

As cricket fans anxiously anticipate the Asia Cup 2023 Super Four match, the question on everyone's mind is: Who will win when archrivals India and Pakistan face off at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo?

The first encounter between these two cricketing titans during the group stage of the tournament concluded in a no-result due to torrential rainfall in Kandy. Nonetheless, it provided a glimpse of what to anticipate when these intense competitors return to the field.

Match Specifics:

The date is 10 September 2023

The time is 15:00 IST

R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo is the venue.

Due to its rich cricketing heritage, the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo is renowned for favoring spinners in ODIs. The average first inning score at this venue is 225, making it difficult for batting teams to consistently post high scores. Therefore, when India encounters Pakistan on September 10, a total between 250 and 270 could be expected.

India’s performances in the Asia Cup 2023 have been marked by contrasting batting performances. In the first two matches, Pakistan’s bowlers exerted early pressure, but against Nepal, India was able to regroup effectively. Notable contributions from Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan helped save the innings against Pakistan. The team can also rely on Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill’s batting prowess. In the bowling department, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Siraj’s successes against Nepal have bolstered their confidence for impending challenges.

Pakistan: Having already defeated Bangladesh in the Super Four round of the Asia Cup 2023, Pakistan has displayed outstanding form throughout the tournament. Their batting order, which includes Imam-ul-Haq, captain Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Mohammad Rizwan, has contributed runs consistently. The bowling triumvirate of Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf have been instrumental in dismantling their opponents’ top order with relative ease.

As India has yet to complete a full Asia Cup 2023 match due to monsoon delays, they confront a difficult mission against Pakistan. India must get off to a strong start in both batting and bowling to avoid further difficulties against their archrivals. Both teams are anxious to demonstrate their abilities, so the match should be an exciting one.

In the previous six One-Day Internationals (ODIs) between India and Pakistan, India has a 4-1 record. In light of India’s fluctuating form in the format, however, these statistics may not carry much weight. When these two cricketing powerhouses clash in Colombo, spectators can anticipate a fiercely contested match.

The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Coverpage’s editorial stance

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