Asia Cup Drama: India vs. Pakistan – The Ultimate Cricket Showdown

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The much-anticipated India vs. Pakistan match in the Super 4 stage of the 2023 Asia Cup is scheduled to commence at 3 PM IST. This encounter will be their second meeting in the tournament, as their initial group stage match was abandoned due to rain.

IND vs PAK LIVE Score: The highly-awaited clash of the Asia Cup 2023 is set to unfold as India prepares to take on Pakistan in the third Super 4 stage game today in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This marks the second showdown between these arch-rivals in the ongoing tournament.

Their previous encounter during the group stage was unfortunately disrupted by rain. However, the weather in Colombo remains a significant concern, with a high likelihood of rain on match day, and precipitation chances soaring to as high as 90%.

In their previous clash, Pakistan’s bowlers outperformed India’s batting lineup, causing India to lose their top four batters in under 15 overs. Yet, thanks to remarkable performances by Ishan Kishan (82) and Hardik Pandya (87), India managed to post a respectable total of 266. Nevertheless, heavy rain washed out the match, with no play in the second innings. Pakistan enters this match on the back of a victory against Bangladesh in their first Super 4 match, while India is set to play their first game in this stage.

Looking ahead to the match, the Indian team management faces a significant dilemma in selecting their wicket-keeper. KL Rahul, who has rejoined the team for the Super Four stage, took up wicket-keeping duties during a 45-minute training session on Friday. In Rahul’s absence, Ishan Kishan has been performing the role of wicketkeeper-batter effectively, impressively scoring four half-centuries in as many matches—three against the West Indies and one against Pakistan.

Match Details

  • India vs. Pakistan, Super 4, Asia Cup 2023
  • Date & Time: Sunday, September 10, 3 PM IST
  • Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

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

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

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