Arch-rivals India and Pakistan will meet for the second time in the Asia Cup 2023 when the fourth match of the Super 4 round gets underway at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The group stage fixture between the two teams was abandoned due to rain after the first innings, and unfortunately, rain has been forecast for their return fixture too. However, in case it does rain on Sunday as well, the match will be played on a reserve day. The match will continue on 11th September from the point it was suspended and ticket-holders can return to the stadium with the same match tickets.
In the abandoned match between the two teams, India batted first. Their top order comprising the likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were not able to give a good fight to Pakistan’s potent pace attack. Shaheen Afridi became the first bowler in history to dismiss both Kohli and Rohit in the same innings. A half century each from Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya helped India make a comeback to the game and score 266 before it started pouring and the game was eventually abandoned.
The last time there was a full ODI between India and Pakistan was way back in 2019 at the World Cup in England. 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. After the abandoned game against India, they went on to defeat Bangladesh in the group stage and became the first team to qualify for the Super four. India, meanwhile, defeated Nepal in their second game.
Ahead of the ODI between Pakistan and India, here’s everything you need to know.
Pakistan vs India Injury Update
Pakistan made only a solitary change to their playing XI in the last game, bringing in Faheem Ashraf in place of Mohammed Nawaz. India, meanwhile, are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI. Jasprit Bumrah missed the match against Nepal but has rejoined the team ahead of the clash with Pakistan.
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, Faheem Ashraf, 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 9, 3.30 PM IST
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
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: Virat Kohli
Vice captain: Shaheen Afridi
Pakistan vs India: Colombo Weather and Pitch Report
As mentioned above, rain may once again play spoilsport to the India vs Pakistan game. The weather is expected to remain cloudy on match day.
The R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo has historically provided assistance to the spinners. Anything above 280 will be a good total at this venue.
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 won by India
|Matches won by Pakistan
Pakistan vs India Match Prediction
It won’t be an easy win for either of the two sides. Pakistan have some of the world’s best bowlers who can give a good competition to India’s famed top order. India vs Pakistan has always been an unpredictable game and the result can go either way.