Who will win the Asia Cup 2023? The big news came, the former players of Pakistan and India came face to face, and the former players of both rivals were seen supporting their respective teams, but is the world’s biggest cricket match going to be rained out? If the match is affected, which team will take advantage of it, will India maintain its tradition, or will Pakistan defeat India, all these questions will be answered in today’s blog.
Pakistan Started Victoriously By Nepal
The 16th edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament under the Asian Cricket Council started with a bang, which is being hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Pakistan team will play their second group match on Saturday, September 2 against arch-rivals India at Paley Kelly International Cricket Stadium, Kandy. The match will start at 2:30 PM Pakistan Standard Time. Pakistan defeated the rival team Nepal by a huge margin of 238 runs in their opening match of Group A, after which Pakistan not only started the tournament with a bang but also sounded an alarm for the rival teams.
Pakistan Playing XI Against India
Pakistan has announced the playing XI to play a match against India in Asia Cup 2023, while no change has been made in Pakistan’s playing XI against Nepal. Captain Babar Azam and vice-captain Shadab Khan are already included in the playing XI. Apart from this, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf will be part of the team.
The Asia Cup Played In T20 Format
Asia Cup T for the first time last year. It was played in 20 format. The teams of Pakistan and India have faced each other 15 times in the Asia Cup before, where India won 8 matches while Pakistan won 6 matches is the reason why the Indian team has a huge majority in terms of victories in the Asia Cup. The captains of both the teams have made statements for success in the match and the cricket fans will get to see a very interesting and thorny contest.
Babar Azam Determined To Win
Babar Azam, the captain of the national cricket team, said during a press conference in Kandy that at the moment we have a home advantage against India. He said that sometimes things are up and down but they have been doing well for a long time.
There Is No Pressure, Babar Azam
National captain Babar Azam expressed his determination to perform well in the Asia Cup and said that we were in a bit of trouble in the middle order, but now the response of the middle order is good, we will try to take our best XI. He said that some players also got the opportunity to play in the Lanka Premier League (LPL), There is no pressure on us, the momentum is built and we will try to maintain it.
Match Challenge For Rohit Sharma
Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma has said that he will try to give the same performance as in the past in the Asia Cup. During the press conference in Kandy before the most important match of the Asia Cup against the Pakistan cricket team, Rohit Sharma praised the rival team. He said that the Pakistan cricket team is constantly playing well, playing against such a team is for us. There is a challenge. “I will try to use my experience and do well for the team,” added Rohit Sharma. He said that we all try to keep the team in a good position, I have been playing by relaxing myself for one and a half years, and I will try to play like in the past.
Asia Cup Is History, Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma in response to a journalist’s question said that we did not come to the Asia Cup before the World Cup just for a fitness test, but the Asia Cup has a history. It is the biggest event in Asia. Talking about Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, and Bumrah, he said that all of them are the best bowlers. A good performance, that’s a positive thing for us.
Asia Cup Cricket Tournament Group Details
The matches of the tournament will be played between 30 August and 17 September 2023 in ODI format in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, The final match of the tournament will be played on 17 September at R Prema Dasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo. The Sri Lankan team is the defending champion. Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal are included, these 6 teams are divided into two groups. Group A includes Pakistan, India, and Nepal while Group B includes defending champions Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
India Winning The Title 7 Times
The Indian team has the honor of winning the title the most 7 times. The Sri Lankan team has won the title six times while the Pakistan team has won the title twice. The Super Four stage of the tournament will start on September 6 and end on September 15, while the final match of the tournament between the two finalist teams will be played on September 17. Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma has said that the Asia Cup is a big tournament, and he will try to give a performance like in the past in the Asia Cup.
Pak-India Match Affected By Rain
The ongoing Asia Cup match between Pakistan and India in Sri Lanka was rained out. During the Pakistan-India match scheduled at Palikele Stadium in Sri Lanka, rain was predicted earlier, but now the chances of rain are less. According to media reports, the probability of rain during the India-Pakistan match at Palikele Stadium in Kandy has reduced to 67%. Earlier, the probability of rain during the India-Pakistan match in Kandy was said to be 80%, but today this probability seemed to decrease. On the other hand, a user named Weatherman Navdeep Dhiya in his Twitter post shared the Kandy weather data and created hope for the India-Pakistan match.
The whole world has enjoyed the sensational matches of the Asia Cup 2021 in Sri Lanka. In spite of everything, people will always remember the Asia Cup 2023, the final of this unique tournament was between India and Sri Lanka in which India won, we hope that Pakistan will win the Asia Cup sometime and get rid of their disappointment. It will make a place in the hearts of future fans.
Q1: What is the format of Asia Cup 2023?
A: The Isha Cup is a 2023 T20 format that was used for the first time in history in the Asia Cup.
Q2: Which teams are participating in Asia Cup 2023?
A: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and other teams participated in the Asia Cup.
Q3: How many times has India won the Asia Cup?
A: India has won the Asia Cup seven times and has a psychological advantage over Pakistan.
Q4: Will the Pakistan-India match in the Asia Cup be affected by rain or not?
A: The match between Pakistan and India in the Asia Cup played in Sri Lanka was affected by rain.
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