Pakistan is set again to meet India in the grounds of Sri Lanka in the super four stage of Asia Cup 2023. The match is fixed to be commenced on 10th September, at Colombo International Cricket Stadium. Here is the preview of the Pakistan vs India match.
Pakistan vs India Super Fours Match Preview:
Pakistan has been one of the best ODI teams in the world. Even they have got that form into the Asia Cup. They have been smooth so far in this stage and will want to repeat their sharpness from the last match they played against Bangladesh.
Last time, losing the toss, Pakistan was put into the field. They showed off to a brilliant start as they ran through the Bangladesh top order. The bowlers continued to pick up wickets regularly and bowled them out for 193 runs.
After a washed-out game against Pakistan, India came up against Nepal in a must-win match. With the Indian side under a lot of scrutiny following their recent performance, they were needed to win the match convincingly.
After winning the toss and electing to field first, India did not get off to a good start. Dropping 3 consecutive catches in the initial overs, they let Nepal Off the hook and they finished with a 65-run opening stand. However, the bowlers took charge in the mid-overs and bowled out Nepal for 230 runs. With rains spoiling the match, India had to chase 147 in 23 overs. Now, in the second Pakistan vs India match, ‘Hitman’ and his boys will not spare the opponents.
Pakistan vs India, Super Fours Match Details:
After a huge chaos and tantrums, finally, both sides are officially ready to face each other. The first encounter was not satisfactory due to the rainy interruption. This time, Indian and Pakistani players are optimistic with their squads and confident about their victory.
The Pakistan vs India challenging Asia Cup 2023 match will commence on 10 September, 3:00 pm onwards at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Most of the world of cricket will be watching the hard-tackling match between the two border-sharing nations.
Pakistan vs India, Super Fours Predicted playing X1:
Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam(c), Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi
Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan(w), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
Pakistan vs India, Super Fours Key players
In the last match, Haris Rauf was brilliant. He picked up 4 wickets for 19 runs. However, the batting section worked lightly on the target and chased it down within 40 runs. Losing just 3 batters they made a strong statement going into the battle against India. Imam-ul-Haq was the top scorer making 78 off 84 balls. As per my prediction, the key players might be Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, and Haris Rauf.
In the last match, chasing the revised target, India had to make sure of a good start. As we have seen in the last match Ravindra Jadeja was the highest wicket-taker with 3 for 40 in his 10 overs.
Rohit and Gill delivered a satisfactory form. Rohit Sharma made 74 off 59 while Gill looked solid hitting 67 off 62 balls. So, in the Pakistan vs India match, I think the key players might be: Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja.
Pakistan vs India, Super Fours, Toss Prediction:
As both teams have a strong batting department, teams will go for winning the toss and choose bat first and make the best use of the fresh pitch. But all will depend upon the weather conditions and how favorable they are to bat first.
Pakistan vs India, Super Fours Pitch & Weather Report:
The R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo has been set for the Pakistan vs India match. Here, the crowd capacity is around 35,000 people. The stadium does not have a history of producing high-scoring records but low-scoring thrillers which could make the match an exciting watch.
The weather might be quite overcast, with a 90% chance of rain on 10th September 2023. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 31°C – 26°C range.
Pakistan vs India, Super Fours Match Prediction:
Pakistan vs India is a game that will attract a lot of eyeballs from across the world. With the rain interrupting the last match, both sides will hope that they can have a full domination this time. Both teams come into this tournament with great form and some skilled match-winners, which makes it very hard to predict this game. Still, I predict India will beat Pakistan and look for the next level in the Asia Cup 2023.