Asia Cup 2023: Cricket fans around the world are preparing for India and Pakistan to face each other for an exciting mega-match in Asia Cup 2023. The match on Saturday, September 2 is not just a cricket game; It is a clash between two cricketing giants who are known for their fierce rivalry on the field. Millions of fans are eagerly looking forward to the contest, which promises to be a spectacular display of skill, strategy and sportsmanship.

India vs Pakistan toss

In the Asia Cup tournament, the toss was thrown between the captains of two great teams and Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat. The same question was asked to Pakistan captain Babar Azam that if he had won the tournament, what selection would he have made, he said that Ofcourse would have made the batting selection but this opportunity was missed.

Toss Winner: India.

Scorecard India: 266/10 (48.5) P3 (All Out) No Result.

Scorecard Pakistan:

Match Winner:

Man of the Tournament:

Points Table:

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India vs Pakistan Playing XI

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

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

India vs Pakistan Match Venue

The stage for this epic encounter is the Pallekele Cricket Stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Known for its batsman-friendly pitch, the venue provides a perfect canvas for exciting stroke-making and enjoyable batting experiences. However, it is not just the pitch that is generating excitement; It is the history and intensity of the India-Pakistan rivalry that really sets this match apart.

Asia Cup 2023

This match is even more important in terms of the Asia Cup 2023. Both India and Pakistan are part of a competitive field consisting of six teams, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal. With only a limited number of matches in the group stage, every win is crucial to advance to the Super-4 stage and ultimately compete for the prestigious Asia Cup.

Rohit Sharma’s point of view

India captain Rohit Sharma addressed the media before the match and attempted to downplay the intense rivalry. He stressed that while the match against Pakistan is highly anticipated, the Indian team sees it as just another opponent in a competitive tournament.

“There are six very competitive teams in the Asia Cup and anyone can beat anyone on any given day,” Rohit said during the press conference. The statement reflects the team’s focus on the entire tournament and their intention to play each match with a winning mentality.

weather factor

However, there is one element that could put a twist in this exciting clash: the weather. The weather forecast for Kandy on match day predicts rain throughout the day. This has raised concerns among fans that the match may be affected or even canceled due to bad weather, which will be a disappointment for cricket fans who are eagerly waiting for this contest.

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