Asia Cup 2023: INDIA VS PAKISTAN Match Preview

Asia Cup 2023: INDIA VS PAKISTAN Match Preview


Introduction :

Asia Cup 2023 will be played in Pakistan and Sri Lanka between August 30 and September 17. India and Pakistan will face each other in their Group A match on September 2 in Kandy  at 3pm IST.

IND vs PAK Head-To-Head 

Matches played: 132

IND won: 55

PAK won: 73

No Results: 4

Last result: India won by DLS method(89 runs).


  1. India would never have, in their wildest dreams, imagined winning this match after being bundled out for a meager 125 runs in the Rothmans Four-Nation Cup ODI opener in Sharjah. The Indian batters were sent packing one by one, thanks to an excellent display of fast bowling from Pakistan skipper Imran Khan, who grabbed six for 14. Skipper Kapil Dev led from the front, picking three for 17 while the rest of the bowlers put up a spirited display to skittle out Pakistan for just 87 runs.
  2. The first Test of the three-match series against Pakistan in 1999 was held in Chennai. The home side were in big trouble. Yet, not all was lost, because a 25-year-old Sachin Tendulkar was still at the crease. Pakistan would gobble up the Indian tail within just 4 more runs, and eke a narrow 12-run victory. The fighting spirit shown by Pakistan to win the match won the hearts of the spectators present at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.And despite the fierceness of the India-Pakistan rivalry, the spectators gave the visitors a standing ovation, lauding them for a hard-fought victory against their own side.
  3. The first time India and Pakistan faced each other in a ODI World Cup, the match managed to create its fair share of drama, but not for cricketing reasons.The game received much significance for the antics of its players, especially Pakistan’s Javed Miandad and India’s Kiran More. The umpires reported the incident to the match referee, but no action was taken. Despite all the drama, India ended up as winners, defeating their opponents by 43 runs.  

However, what makes the India-Pakistan encounter arguably even fiercer on the field is the history between the two nations off it.

INDIA SQUAD : The squad line up builder for this year’s Asia Cup 2023 are as follows : – 

  1. Rohit Sharma (C) – Right-Handed Batsman
  2. Shreyas Iyer – Right-Handed Batsman
  3. Shubham Gill – Right-Handed Batsman
  4. Suryakumar Yadav – Right-Handed Batsman
  5. Virat Kohli – Right-Handed Batsman
  6. Tilak Varma – Left Handed Batsman
  7. Axar Patel – Left Handed Batsman and Left- Arm Leg Spin Bowler
  8. Hardik Pandya – Right-Handed Batsman and Right Arm Medium Fast Bowler
  9. Ravinder Jadeja – Left-Handed Batsman and Left Arm Leg Spin Bowler
  10. Ishan Kishan (Wk) – Left Handed Batsman 
  11. KL Rahul – Right Handed Batsman 
  12. Sanju Samson (Wk) – Right Handed Batsman 
  13. Jasprit Bumrah – Right-Arm Fast Bowler
  14. Kuldeep Yadav – Left – Arm Off Spinner
  15. Mohammed Shammi – Right – Arm Fast Bowler
  16.  Mohammed Siraj – Right – Arm Medium Fast Bowler
  17. Prasidh Krishna – Right – Arm Medium Fast Bowler
  18. Shardul Thakur – Right – Arm Medium Fast Bowler

PERFORMANCES : With the rise of Tilak Verma, it was quite evident that his name would be discussed. And interestingly, he made the cut. He’s a player to watch out for. A lot of Team India’s performances depend upon Rohit Sharma. An eccentric fielder, a more than handy left-arm spinner & a fearless batsman, Jadeja had all the qualities of a utility cricketer that we desire to see.Young batting sensation Shubman Gill makes Rohit Sharma’s opening partner. Hardik Pandya will play as an all-rounder with a good understanding of the game. Jasprit Bumrah makes a solid return to the international arena and has improved his batting ability ever since.. He’s shown value to the game in spite of an injury. Saving the best for the end, India’s batting mainstay, Virat Kohli is in a league of his own. He’s proved himself in the last matches and we’re hoping to see his best form again.

PAKISTAN SQUAD : The squad line up builder for this year’s Asia Cup 2023 are as follows : – 


  1. Babar Azam (C) –  Right Handed Batsman 
  2. Abdullah Shafique – Right Handed Batsman
  3.  Fakhar Zaman – Left Handed Batsman 
  4. Imam-ul-Haq – Left Handed Batsman
  5.  Salman Ali Agha – Right Handed Batsman
  6.  Iftikhar Ahmed – Right Handed Batsman, Right arm off spin bowler
  7.  Tayyab Tahir – Right Handed Batsman
  8.  Mohammad Rizwan – Right Handed Batsman  
  9.  Mohammad Haris (Wk)  – Right Handed Batsman
  10. Shadab Khan – Right Handed Batsman, Right Arm Leg Spinner Bowler
  11.  Mohammad Nawaz –  Right Handed Batsman
  12.  Usama Mir – Right Arm Leg Spin Bowler
  13.  Faheem Ashraf – Left Handed Batsman, Right Arm Medium Bowler
  14. Haris Rauf – Right Arm Fast Bowler 
  15. Mohammad Wasim Jnr – Right Arm Medium Bowler
  16. Naseem Shah – Right Arm Fast Bowler
  17. Shaheen Afridi – Left Arm Fast Bowler

PERFORMANCES : Consider, the next big thing in Pakistan cricket Mohammad Haris set PSL on fire. He is one of the most talked players in Pakistan. The line-up features a mix of experienced campaigners and young talents eager to prove their mettle on the international platform. The players selected for the ODI squad will undergo rigorous training and preparation in the lead-up to the Afghanistan series and the Asia Cup 2023. The coaching staff and team management will work diligently to fine-tune the players’ skills, strategize game plans and foster team unity. But Inzamam, as great a batsman as he was, has been slotted in at five simply because he was too good to miss out. Given his current form, to say Babar has ‘an idea how to perform in Test cricket’ is an understatement. Till his first hundred in Tests in November 2018, Babar Azam had averaged 30.44 in 16 Tests. The leg-spinner, who doubles up as a pretty decent batting option – he averages 34.28 in Tests – could add depth to the bowling attack without compromising too much on the batting front. 


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