Match Details

Date: September 2, 2023

Time: 3:00 PM IST

Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

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In their opening match of the Asia Cup 2023, India will play against their arch-rivals Pakistan at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. The Men in Blue are going to partake in their first ODI in a month, after successfully disposing off West Indies in away conditions. On the other hand, Pakistan opened their Asia Cup campaign with a massive victory against Nepal at home. The upcoming contest between these two cricketing powerhouses will be a pulsating one, especially because their recent round of matches in the shortest format has been very close.

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The batting lineup for India will have big players in the top order in months, including the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer. Other noticeable returns in the team will be the fast bowling trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj. With that, Team India might start slow against Pakistan in Kandy during the early stages of their Asia Cup 2023 encounter.

Meanwhile, Pakistan have been playing consistent ODI cricket in the last week or so, stamping their authority on the Asia Cup with a commanding win against Nepal by 238 runs. Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed scored centuries for the Men in Green in front of their home fans in Multan, after resurrecting the innings from an early setback. Then, the bowling attack of Pakistan wreaked havoc, with Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Shadab Khan sharing the majority of wickets amongst themselves.

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Probable XIs

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

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

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Best 14

Wicket-Keepers: Ishan Kishan,  Mohammad Rizwan

Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam

All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan

Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

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