Asia Cup 2023 IND vs PAK : All you need to know

The stage is nearly set for an epic clash of the cricketing world as India and Pakistan will face each other in the Asia Cup 2023. With a history of captivate encounters, these two teams exclusively meet in ACC or ICC events only.

IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2023.
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The 16th edition of Asia Cup 2023 is set to feature a total of 13 thrilling ODI matches. While   Pakistan will host for around 4 matches, the remainder of the tournament will unfold on the cricketing grounds of Sri Lanka. 

This edition of the Asia Cup will be played in ODI format. A total of six teams will be participating. The teams have been divided into two groups. The top 2 teams from each group will qualify for the Super Four stage and play a round-robin series again. The top two teams from the Super Four will play in the final against each other. The primary focus remains on the highly anticipated clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan.

Asia Cup 2023 Groups: 

Group A : India, Pakistan and Nepal.

Group B : Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

India Squad:

Rohit Sharma ©,Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, SuryaKumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.

Reserve Player - Sanju Samson

Pakistan Squad:

Babar Azam ©,Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Saud Shakeel.

Reserve Player - Tayyab Tahir

Where to watch IND vs Pak Asia Cup 2023 live in India?

The match will be telecast live on Star Sports network on television. Fans can also watch it live on Disney + Hotstar (Free on mobile).

Doordarshan (DD) will also be broadcasting the India-specific matches as well as the Asia Cup 2023 final for free on DD Sports.

Match Venue

The match will be played in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Date and Time

The match will be played on September 2, Sunday. It will start at 02:00 PM IST.

Probable Playing XI

India : Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma ©,Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, SuryaKumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah.

Pakistan : Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam ©,Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf.

As the tournament unfolds, Pakistan enters with a wave of winning momentum. In contrast, India fights with challenges like injuries to key players. The prospect of India and Pakistan facing off multiple times in the tournament looms large. Depending on the results, this legendary rivalry could unfold not once, but thrice.

The final of Asia Cup 2023 is scheduled on September 17 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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