PAK vs IND Super 4 Asia Cup 2023 Pitch Report, Predictions, Match Preview, Fantasy Team
The hype of these two arch-rivals India and Pakistan is real and always a delight to watch. Before this clash, they had already met each other on 2nd Sept in Group A but the rain interrupted the game and had the last laugh. Now, the Super 4 matches have begun and both teams have already qualified and will look to win this high voltage drama which is expected to be a full 50-over play without any rain interruption. Our articles provide the best statistics, match predictions, tips and other related facts. Play now on our cricket betting platform and win exciting big cash rewards.
PAK vs IND Super 4 Asia Cup 2023 Match Details
This is match 3 of the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2023. The match will be held on 10th Sept at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo and the live action will begin at 3 PM IST.
This is the same pitch where Sri Lanka and Bangladesh played on 9th Sept. The pitch is a good one to bat and it will aid the batters since it is a used wicket now. There could be some assistance for the spinners also.
There are chances of rain and it may cause an interruption again. The clouds are roaming over the island nation and the fans would be heartbroken again. The ACC (Asian Cricket Council) has brought in the next day as a reserve day if we don’t have a full match on the scheduled day.
PAK vs IND Super 4 Match Preview
Pakistan is off to a fabulous start in this tournament as they thrashed Nepal in the Group stage by a mammoth margin of 238 runs. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first on the back of fine pitch conditions. They lost their openers early, but then the skipper rose to the occasion, smashed a brilliant hundred, and scored 151 runs. He got tremendous support from Iftikhar Ahmed who also scored a magnificent hundred with an excellent strike rate of over 150. Both these batters took Pakistan to 342/6 in 50 overs. In reply to this, Pakistan dominated with the ball and bowled out Nepal on 104 runs. Shadab Khan took 4 wickets.
Against India, Pakistan bowled very well at the early stage. India somehow survived but made 266 runs and the rain caused the match cancelled. All three pacers Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah together took all 10 wickets. Both teams shared points and Pakistan advanced to the Super 4 stage.
They faced Bangladesh in the first match of the Super 4 round. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat but Pakistan’s bowlers didn’t allow them to settle at any stage of the innings and wickets were falling down. Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah took 7 wickets together and dismantled Bangladesh’s innings. Pakistan bowled out Bangladesh on 194 runs. In response to this, Pakistan chased down the target quite comfortably and won the match by 7 wickets. Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammed Rizwan scored decent half-centuries that set the tone of the chase.
The first match was against Pakistan where they were asked to bat first. The openers struggled to score and went early while playing loose shots. Virat Kohli’s dismissal was unfortunate and India lost 4 wickets quickly. Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya took the task in their hands and made a fine partnership of 138 runs. Kishan smashed 82 runs and Pandya hammered 87 runs. With their handy innings, India reached 266 runs. Since the match got cancelled due to rain, both teams shared points.
The next match was against Nepal. India won the toss and opted to bowl first. Nepal had a steady start without losing any wickets but then they lost their way. The middle order crumbled under pressure. The tailenders added some valuable runs to the total and took it to 238 runs. In response to this, India had a slow start and rain interrupted the play. The DLS method came into play and India was given the target of 145 runs in 23 overs. Both openers Rohit Sharma and Shubhman Gill took on Nepal’s bowlers and chased the target in style. Both scored fine half-centuries and got the job done in 20 overs.
Both teams have played 133 ODIs so far and Pakistan is ahead of India with a decent margin.
Key Players to Watch
We are taking stats of the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 for both teams to analyze the performance of players.
There might be some changes in the teams due to certain injuries or unavailability of players.
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, Saud Shakeel, Mohammed Nawaz, Usama Mir, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Wasim Jnr
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel, Suryakumar Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Tilak Varma
PAK vs IND Super 4 Match 3 Fantasy Predictions
Predicted Playing XI
They might play the same team that played against Bangladesh.
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
If KL Rahul is available then he will come into the playing XI.
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Fantasy Playing XI
Based on the stats above, here is the winning fantasy team.
The India-Pakistan matches are being played at a neutral venue which is in Sri Lanka but the conditions don’t look well for the next match also. The fans have been waiting to see the full match this time. Will Indian batters perform better this time around? We need a little more time to see this happen. For now, play on 10cric to enjoy exciting bonuses, rewards and cash prizes.