Asia Cup 2023: India vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction: India and Pakistan will go head-to-head in Match 3 of the Asia Cup 2023 in a group A encounter at the Pallekele International Stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The match will start at 1 PM IST on Saturday, September 2.
IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2023 Match 3 Dream11 Prediction: Preview
In what will be a renewal of the world’s biggest cricket rivalry, India and Pakistan will square off on a cricket pitch for the first time in 2023. While the two teams are filled to the brim with stars, the spotlight will be on two of the biggest names in today’s cricket – Virat Kohli and Babar Azam.
As the runner-ups of the previous tournament, Babar Azam led-Pakistan will be looking to seal the title on their home turf (despite some matches being played in Sri Lanka. While Rohit Sharma’s India will be looking to win the Asia Cup 2023 ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 later this year on home soil. The two teams, like most times, enter the tournament as favorites to win it all.
Check out: India vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction
India vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction: Match Details
- Match: India vs Pakistan (Group A), Asia Cup 2023, Match 3
- Date: September 2, 2023
- Time: 1:00 PM (IST)
- Stadium: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy (Pakistan)
Also read: IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2023 Match 3 Dream11 Prediction
IND vs PAK: Head-to-Head in Asia Cup
India and Pakistan’s history in the Asia Cup can be traced back to the inaugural tournament in 1984, where the then-world champions defeated Pakistan by 56 runs en route to winning the tournament. The two cricket powerhouses have met 17 times in the Asia Cup across all formats. India holds a 9-6 lead over their arch-rivals in tournament history (with two matches being abandoned).
India also has a 4-1 advantage over Pakistan in their last five matches in Asia Cup. Although, the Men in Green won the last match between the two, in the Super 4 stage of last year’s tournament.
Check out: India vs Pakistan Dram 11 Prediction
India vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction: Squad of Both Teams
India Squad (expected)
India is yet to announce their squad for Asia Cup 2023. With the tournament only a couple of weeks away, the availability of several players is still up in the air. With Jaspreet Bumrah making his international comeback in the upcoming T20I series against Ireland, and reports of KL Rahul returning to the team coming out, here is the expected Indian squad for Asia Cup 2023.
Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Haris (wk), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi.
India vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction: Players to Watch
Eyes will be on the usual suspects when it comes to the Indian squad. In any match for the national team, and especially against Pakistan, Virat Kohli will be the one to look out for. The form of team captain Rohit Sharma will be the key to the Men in Blue’s success in the tournament
Expectations will be through the roof for India’s young batsmen – Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan. While Kishan found some form in an otherwise disappointing tour to West Indies, Gill will be looking to find his sublime form from earlier in the year, where he scored five international centuries and four IPL 100s in the first six months of 2023.
With KL Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah set to make long-awaited comebacks, it will be interesting to see whether they gather some momentum before the World Cup later this year.
Pakistan, as always, will rely heavily on their pace factory to generate results for the team. But unlike the legendary teams of the past, the nation is now producing a crop of world-class batters on an equal footing to their bowlers.
With the no. 1 ODI batter in the world and team captain Babar Azam leading the charge, backed by an in-form Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, and vice-captain Mohammad Rizwan. The team looks like an excellent limited-format unit. These big names will be backed by young names like Salman Ali Agha and Mohammad Haris.
It is Pakistan’s bowling where they shine the brightest. With the likes of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah having already performed well against India in previous encounters.
Check out: India vs Pakistan Dream11 Predictions
India vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction: Expected Playing 11
- Rohit Sharma (c)
- Shubman Gill
- KL Rahul
- Virat Kohli
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Ishan Kishan (wk)
- Hardik Pandya
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Mohammad Shami
- Jasprit Bumrah
* Squad will be announced on the day of the match
- Fakhar Zaman
- Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
- Saim Ayub
- Babar Azam (c)
- Mohammad Haris
- Shadab Khan
- Imad Wasim
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Haris Rauf
- Shaheen Afridi
- Naseem Shah
* Squad will be announced on the day of the match
Also read: 1) India vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction
India vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction and Pitch Report
India vs Pakistan Dream11 Predictions: In what is set to be the biggest group stage match of the tournament, both teams will be playing for pride, as both are expected to make it to the Super 4 ahead of minnows Nepal. Despite that, there is no match more important on the calendar of both – India and Pakistan than when they face off against each other.
The pitch of the Pallekele International Stadium usually favors the batters, with not much help for the pace bowlers. The win percentage of the team batting first and the one batting second is nearly identical, suggesting that the pitch does not change too much throughout the match.
While Pakistan comes into the match with a more potent and in-form pace attack, it is India who has the advantage when it comes to spinners.
It will be the batting that decides that match. While Pakistan has been an excellent batting side for the past year in limited overs, it is difficult to deny that it is India that has an advantage with the willow
Prediction: India will win the Match 3 of the Asia Cup 2023 against Pakistan
RELATED ARTICLES: 1)IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2023 Match 3 Dream11 Prediction
2) India vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction