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India vs Pakistan Match Preview, Playing XI, Live Score, Pitch Report, Weather, Live Streaming and Asia Cup Match Details

The high-octane clash between these two cricket giants India and Pakistan is set to take center stage today at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. India and Pakistan encounters are renowned for their intensity, and the rarity of these clashes only adds to the fervor that surrounds them. The dynamic on-field battles and the passionate off-field discussions elevate the India-Pakistan rivalry to legendary status.

India vs Pakistan 2023 Asia Cup Match 3 Details

Asia Cup Match Today: IND vs PAK – Match 3

Match Date: Saturday, September 2

India vs Pakistan Match Timing: 3pm IST | 5:30am EST | 9:30am GMT | 3pm Local

Match Venue Today: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele

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India vs Pakistan Match Preview

Saturday’s showdown is poised to be nothing short of electrifying. While rain and thunderstorms are forecasted for the day, cricket enthusiasts remain hopeful for a glimpse of the on-field spectacle between these two cricketing powerhouses. The rivalry has seen both teams compete in a range of formats, and this Asia Cup encounter is set to continue the legacy of epic confrontations.

As Team India enters the competition with a full-strength lineup, the likes of Shreyas Iyer and Jasprit Bumrah’s return bring added confidence to their campaign. The dynamics between Pakistan’s bowlers and India’s batters are set to be the focal point once again, with Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf posing challenges for Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, and Virat Kohli. The forthcoming ODI World Cup further amplifies the significance of this clash, as players from both sides strive to deliver impactful performances.

Virat Kohli’s return to form as the “Chasemaster” adds another layer of intrigue for Team India. With his remarkable record and experience, Kohli remains a key asset in the team’s strategy. Pakistan, led by Babar Azam, commenced their Asia Cup journey with a resounding win against Nepal. Azam’s superb century in the opener underscored his current form and prowess as a captain and batsman.

Despite the rivalry and intensity, Babar Azam recently shed light on the off-field camaraderie he shares with Virat Kohli. Both players have acknowledged the mutual respect and influence they’ve drawn from each other, adding an element of sportsmanship to the fierce competition.

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India and Pakistan Head-to-Head Record

Teams Matches Won 
India55 wins 
Pakistan73 win 
No Result04

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup Weather Report

Rain poses a significant concern for the upcoming match in Pallekele, Kandy. Fans are worried as the weather forecast predicts a high likelihood of rain, with recent rain showers already affecting the venue in Sri Lanka. The last match held at Pallekele during the Asia Cup was interrupted by rain during the first innings. For the upcoming game, AccuWeather forecasts a 94 percent chance of rain and a 27 percent chance of thunderstorms. The weather is expected to be humid with thick cloud cover and occasional showers throughout the day. Rain is anticipated at multiple intervals from early morning to late evening, making the possibility of the match being abandoned due to rain quite high. Humidity levels are expected to approach 100 percent.

Pitch Report at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

The pitch at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium has historically favored batsmen, offering a hard surface without hollow noises. Spinners could have a significant impact in the first innings, while the second innings is anticipated to assist pacers more. Teams winning the toss are likely to opt for batting second. Notably, the previous match at this venue saw Bangladesh choosing to bat first and subsequently losing the match by five wickets.

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 Match Prediction

In a potentially thrilling contest, weather permitting, India appears to have the edge over Pakistan. The Indian team boasts a stronger batting and spin unit, with the return of Jasprit Bumrah further bolstering their pace attack. The trio of Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj match up well against Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf.

With Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja in their ranks, India holds a considerable advantage in the all-rounder department compared to Pakistan. India’s key to success lies in maintaining composure and delivering solid performances. Pakistan, on the other hand, faces psychological pressure, having lost four of their last five ODIs against India despite recent victories.

How to Watch India vs Pakistan Match Live Streaming and TV Broadcast

As fans eagerly anticipate experiencing the spectacle up close, some may not have the opportunity to attend in person, especially the substantial number of India and Pakistan viewers from abroad. In India, Star Network including Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 Hindi will handle TV broadcasting, while Disney+ Hotstar takes charge of digital streaming. For international audiences, various entities have secured distribution rights to ensure the tournament’s accessibility across the globe.

Also See: India vs Pakistan Live Score, Commentary and Ball by ball updates

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

Pakistan Playing XI (Announced): Fakhar Zaman, Imam Ul Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf.

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