Many consider Pakistan vs. India to be the most viewed sporting event in the globe in terms of sheer numbers of viewers. Due to the rarity of this contest, every match is now a spectacle, regardless of where they perform. In addition, the fact that both teams meet only in multilateral competitions only adds to the significance.
There are no ‘ghost’ matches, and this Asia Cup 2023 group match is no exception. India and Pakistan are almost certain to advance to the subsequent round of the tournament, regardless of the outcome of their respective matches. Still, no respite will be given or requested for when they play each other.
It does not appear that the coin flip has a significant impact on the outcome of matches in Pallekele. At the Pallekele International Stadium, there have been 33 ODIs, one of which was a no-result. In the remaining 32 matches, 14 were won by the team batting first (41.18%), while 18 were won by the team chasing (52.94%).
Pallekele’s field is a typical Sri Kankan track. The surface is suitable for batting but typically sluggish. It will be challenging for novice hitters to begin assaulting from the outset. The pitch will aid the spinners in generating spin, and the sluggish bounce will cause problems for the batsmen.
The weather forecast for Pallekele on September 2, 2023 is somewhat varied. There is a chance of precipitation due to the persistent cloud cover. This could be advantageous for the bowlers using the new ball. It may also result in condensation later in the game, which is extremely advantageous for the pursuing team.
Head to Head:
India and Pakistan have played a total of 132 One-Day Internationals, of which India has won 55 and Pakistan has won 73. Four of these contests produced no results. There has never been a drawn One-Day International between India and Pakistan.
PAK vs IND Team Form in Last Five Matches:
PAK : W W W W L
IND : W L W L L
The newly anointed number one ODI team in the globe is Pakistan. It has reached this position due to its excellent pace attack, the prowess of Imam ul Haq and Babar Azam at the top of the order, and its remarkable batting depth.
We believe that Pakistan’s victories against India in the T20 World Cup 2021 and Champions Trophy 2017 have given them the confidence to vanquish India on their day. Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam, and Fakhar Zaman are the batters we are keeping an eye on during this match.
Pakistan Squad Prediction:
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
KL Rahul, India’s first-choice wicketkeeper-batsman, is unavailable for this match against Pakistan, so India is already at a disadvantage. In his absence, India will either have to shuffle its top order or force Ishan Kishan to bat out of position.
We suspect that Virat Kohli will drop to number four and Shubman Gill will come in at number three so that Kishan can begin the batting with Rohit Sharma.
India Squad Prediction:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
PAK vs IND Head to Head Stats in Tests
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Who will win Pakistan vs India 2nd Asia Cup Match?
As teams, India and Pakistan are very evenly matched. Both teams have a formidable bowling attack and some exceptional hitters. It may sound trite (because it is), but India’s batting is typically superior while Pakistan’s bowling is typically stronger.
Based on our current knowledge, we believe India is the team to support. The return of Jasprit Bumrah and Shreyas Iyer is monumental for India, and neither should Kuldeep Yadav’s wrist spin be underestimated.
Pakistan vs India Prediction:
In recent years, India has dominated Pakistan in One-Day Internationals. They have defeated them in four of the previous five ODIs. However, Pakistan is now a significantly improved team that will be difficult to defeat. With Babar Azam in top form and a formidable bowling attack, they will present India with a formidable challenge. On paper, the Men in Blue have a formidable team. Their problem, however, is that the squad is unorganized. Many of their athletes are returning from ailments and have been away from the format for a considerable amount of time. The team is likely to be rusty, and they could struggle against this ferocious tempo attack. Pakistan, on the other hand, has been in Sri Lanka for the past few weeks and has amassed an impressive winning momentum. India may struggle to defeat the top-ranked ODI team if Rohit or Kohli do not perform well.