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PAK vs IND Fantasy Prediction: Pakistan vs India on Saturday, Check Fantasy team, Playing XIs, Injury Updates & Pitch Report for 3rd match of Asia Cup 2023 

Arch-rivals India and Pakistan will play the third match of the Asia Cup 2023 at the Pallekele Cricket Stadium near Kandy on September 2. The two teams will be facing each other in the ODI format after nearly four years. The last time they met in the 50-over format was at the 2019 ODI World Cup. That match was won by India. 

Pakistan, who are co-hosting the Asia Cup along with Sri Lanka, began their campaign with a big win over Nepal in their opening game. Babar Azam scored 151 while Iftikhar Ahmed scored an unbeaten century to guide Pakistan to a first innings total of 342, which they successfully defended as Shadab Khan picked up four wickets. Pakistan went on to win the match by 238 runs. 

India are currently ranked third in ICC ODI team rankings, while Pakistan are right at the top of the list. The likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will be the key to India’s batting against Pakistan’s strong bowling attack. Kohli’s highest individual knock in ODIs – 183 runs, came against Pakistan at the Asia Cup. He has historically always enjoyed batting against the neighbours. Rohit, on the other hand, has scored 720 runs at an average of 51.4 and a strike rate of 88.8 in 16 ODIs against Pakistan. The return of Jasprit Bumrah from a long injury layoff will also be a big boost for India. Ahead of the ODI between Pakistan and India, here’s everything you need to know

Pakistan vs India Injury Update

Shaheen Afridi bowled only five overs against Nepal before leaving the field after having a word with the physio. It remains to be seen if he’s fit to play the next game. For India, KL Rahul is not available for the two first matches of the tournament due to injury. Ishan Kishan is likely to take his place in the XI. 

Pakistan vs India Predicted XI

Pakistan Predicted XI

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

India Predicted XI

Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

Pakistan vs India Match Details

Match: Pakistan vs India

Date & Time: September 1, 3.30 PM IST

Venue: Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy

Pakistan vs India Fantasy Team

Wicket-keepers: Mohammad Rizwan, Ishan Kishan

Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shubman Gill

All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Shadab Khan

Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi

Captain: Babar Azam

Vice captain: Rohit Sharma 

Pakistan vs India: Kandy Weather and Pitch Report

The pitch at the Pallekele Cricket Stadium will provide support to the spinners. But the overcast conditions may help the pace bowlers too. It’s not a ground where you will see lots of runs being scored. 

The weather is not expected to be favourable. There is a good chance of rain interrupting the proceedings of the game. 

Pakistan vs India, Asia Cup 2023 Broadcast details

The Asia Cup match between Pakistan and India will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.

Pakistan vs India Live Streaming

Disney + hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Pakistan vs India match. The toss will take place at 3.00 PM IST.

Pakistan vs India ODI matches Head to Head

Matches Played132
Matches won by India53
Matches won by Pakistan73
Matches Drawn4
Matches Tied2

Pakistan vs India Match Prediction

It is difficult to predict a winner between India and Pakistan, given that both teams are strong on paper. But if we take recent matches between the two into account, and also the last three ODIs played between the two, then India could come up on top once again.



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