If they advance to the Continental Cup final and the Super 4 stage, India and Pakistan might play each other three more times.
In the much-anticipated India vs Pakistan (IND vs PAK) match on Saturday in Kandy, Men in Green captain Babar Azam has a chance to surpass Indian star batter Virat Kohli for this unique record.
Azam could break Virat Kohli record for fastest 2000 runs as a captain at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
Babar Azam has scored 1994 runs in 30 innings, compared to the previous Indian captain’s 36 innings to reach 2000 runs.
Babar Azam vs Virat Kohli in IND vs PAK
On Wednesday, the Pakistani captain set a new record by scoring his 19th ODI century in the Asia Cup 2023 opener. He beat Hasim Amla of South Africa, who needed 104 innings, to become the player with the most hundreds (19), whilst Babar Azam did it in just 102.
For the same result, Virat Kohli needed 124 innings.
Thanks to Babar Azam 151, Pakistan destroyed Nepal by an enormous margin of 238 runs. “This game helped us feel more confident going into the game against India,” after the game, Babar remarked.
“We aim to offer everything in every match and expect to accomplish that there as well,” he added.
When Pakistan decided to bat instead of field, Babar Azam hammered 151, his 19th ODI century, while Iftikhar Ahmed (109 not out) hit his first ODI century to lead Pakistan to an impressive 342 for six.
In response, Nepal was bowled out for just 104 in 23.4 overs, with Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf each collecting two wickets, including four for Shadab Khan.
Rain threat on India vs Pakistan
As the Balagolla cyclone is expected to pass through Kandy, the possibility of rain looms big on India vs Pakistan clash. Rain-playing spoilsport is the last thing supporters want with tickets selling out in minutes and millions of spectators anticipating the IND vs PAK match.
If they advance to the Continental Cup finals and the Super 4 stage, India and Pakistan might play each other three more times. Fans, analysts, and critics are all prepared to watch the exciting matchup because these two teams only compete against each other during Asia Cup and ICC events.
Beginning with Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka and India vs Pakistan, nine games will be contested in Sri Lanka. While the Asia Cup began on August 30 in Pakistan