India vs Pakistan Live Score: Follow the live score and updates of the Group A IND vs PAK clash at Asia Cup 2023 in Pallekele.
India vs Pakistan Live Score, Asia Cup 2023: India skipper Rohit Sharma has won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023 clash in Pallekele. India have left out Mohammad Shami, and have fielded Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, and Jasprit Bumrah in the seam department. Hardik Pandya will be the fourth seamer and Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja will take care of the spin department. Virat Kohli will be batting at the number four position. Pakistan, on the other hand, have decided not to tweak the winning combination.
For India the focus will be on senior pros Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who’ll look to go big considering the occasion. Rohit has been a brut force for India in the 50-over format, especially against Pakistan. He has slammed three 90-plus scores against Pakistan in the last five ODIs, with two also resulting in centuries. Kohli, on the other hand, will hope for yet another memorable outing against the neighbours.
He had finished as the match-winner the last time the two sides met in the T20 World Cup in Australia last year. The match also marks the return of Shreyas Iyer, who is making a comeback after a long injury layoff. Pakistan too boast of a strong line-up, with the pace trio of Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, and Shaheen Shah Afridi leading their seam department.
Their skipper Babar is their batting mainstay, scoring 151 against Nepal in the previous match. Apart from him, Mohammad Rizwan too will hold the key for Pakistan with the bat. They already have a solid finisher in the form of Iftikhar Ahmed, who has slammed an unbeaten ton in the previous match.
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Sat, 02 Sep 2023 03:23 PM
IND vs PAK, Asia Cup 2023 Live: The covers are on and the players are off!
The shower is just too heavy now and out come the covers. The players rush off the field. It is coming down in sheets. Well there was rain in the forecast for the day. It looks like the covers might be on for a while now folks. India are 15/0 in 4.2 overs.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 03:20 PM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Starting pour now
Well Shubman Gill pulled just as Naseem was getting into action for the last ball of the fourth as it starts to pour at Pallekele. It seems like the players are staying on for now. India 15/0 in 4 overs.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 03:14 PM
India vs Pakistan Live: FOUR! What a shot that is from Rohit
Second ball of the third from Afridi, Rohit just clips it away and it looks early doors like it had gone all the way for a six. However it seems that Rohit had yorked the boundary pads. Afridi strays on Rohit’s leg and the Indian captain punishes him for it.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 03:12 PM
IND vs PAK, Asia Cup 2023 Live: 2 overs gone, India 9/0
What a scorcher of a start this is. Naseem Shah with a delivery that thudded into Rziwan’s glove and then another that barely rose above Rohit’s knees for the first two balls. Then a little doubt over whether a catch was dropped or not off the fourth off Gill.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 03:05 PM
India vs Pakistan Live: No wickets in the first over for Afridi!
India are 6/0 after the first over. Rohit took a single off the fifth ball and thus Shubman Gill got the first taste of an India-Pakistan match. The first ball he faced was wide down the leg side from Afridi. He clips away the next one. Rohit on 5 off 7, Gill 0 off 1. Naseem Shah comes in to bowl from the other end.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 03:03 PM
IND vs PAK, Asia Cup 2023 Live: FOUR!
Afridi sends the second ball on Rohit’s leg, the Indian captain clips it uppishly but wide of square leg. That goes to the boundary.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 03:02 PM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Here are the players!
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill open for India with the captain facing up. Shaheen Shah Afridi has the ball in his hands. Here we go folks! The humdinger begins at last.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 02:55 PM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Pre-match rituals
The two teams walk out in the middle for the pre-match rituals. We can also see the crowd building up for the epic clash.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 02:48 PM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: What are your thoughts?
“Mohammad Shami would’ve been more threatening to Pakistan than Shardul Thakur. You talk about batting depth, but bowling depth matters too.” – Sanjay Manjrekar on Star Sports, the official broadcaster of Asia Cup 2023.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 02:39 PM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Playing XIs
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan(w), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 02:31 PM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: India win toss, opt to bat
Babar Azam and Rohit Sharma arrive in the middle for the much awaited toss.
Rohit Sharma wins the toss and opts to bat.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 02:26 PM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Pitch report by Sanjay Manjrekar.
“A high quality and unique pitch. Fast bowlers can get some seam, the spinners will get some turn, and a good batter can also score a century on this wicket. With DLS in picture, the captain winning the toss might prefer to bowl first.”
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 02:17 PM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Last minute tips
The teams are ready as we can see the Pakistan unit in a huddle. Team director Mickey Arthur can be seen passing the last minute tips to his players.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 02:10 PM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Team India is ready
“We practise with the bowlers that we have. But these three (Shaheen, Rauf, Naseem) are quality bowlers and have performed well in the last few years.
“Their strength, where they bowl and not bowl, we have seen all that. We will use our years of experience to play against them, as simple as that.” – India skipper Rohit Sharma on Pakistan’s pace attack
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 02:00 PM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Covers removed
The ground staffs have started to remove the covers. The rain has stopped but the conditions look grim as it is overcast.
Players from both sides are also doing their final warm-ups ahead of the clash.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 01:42 PM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Covers on
Rain is playing hide and seek and as per latest inputs there’s a slight drizzle at the moment. Covers have also been brought on, which are not good signs, especially with less than an hour remaining for the toss.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 01:28 PM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: How does things stand
The Indian unit heads into the competition after a week long preparation camp in Alur, Bengaluru.
After a long time India have assembled a full-strength squad but they still have a few questions to be answered.
Players like Shreyas Iyer is making a return after a long injury lay-off. While Jasprit Bumrah, who’ll be leading the seam department, too is very new and has just played two T20Is coming into the Asia Cup.
Meanwhile, KL Rahul, who is part of the squad is still unfit and will only be available after the Super 4 stage.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 01:16 PM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Good news
If we go by latest inputs, the rains have disappeared and the sky appears clear at the moment.
There have been spells of rains, mostly drizzle. However, there was one incident, which forced the ground staffs to cover the playing area.
Lets hope it remains this way.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 01:03 PM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: How is the weather holding up
The weather has been fickle since morning. Earlier a post shared by ex-Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram showed bit of drizzle. Then a post by Sri Lanka Cricket showed clear skies but now it is being reported that it has started to rain heavily.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 12:46 PM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Why Mohammad Nawaz is also a threat
Virat Kohli has also been dismissed by left-arm spinner on seven occasions since 2021 and the former India skipper averages 14.57 against them.
Ishan Kishan, who is likely to don the gloves, has also been dismissed by a left-arm spinner five times and averagesf 29, which makes Mohammad Nawaz another key player from the Pakistan camp.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 12:35 PM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Who is Ind’s biggest tension
If we look at both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, they have been vulnerable against left-arm pacers in the past, something that will make Shaheen Shah Afridi the happiest among all the Pakistan bowlers.
Rohit averages 25.8 against left-arm pace since 2021, and has been dismissed five times.
Kohli, on the other hand, averages 29 and has been dismissed thrice.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 12:26 PM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Interesting!
Ever since the 2019 World Cup, Ravindra Jadeja has amassed 448 runs at an average of 49.77.
However, he has gone wicketless in 10 of the 22 innings he’s bowled in this time period.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 11:59 AM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Babar’s poor record against India
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam scored a superd 151 in the previous match against Nepal. However, the skipper doesn’t have a very good record against India, in fact he hasn’t gone past fifty even once against the Men In Blue in ODIs. Babar averages 31.60, and has a highest score of 48. He has so far accumulated 158 runs in the five innings.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 11:46 AM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Individual records in Asia Cup ODIs
Anil Kumble – 7 wickets in 4 matches (highest wicket taker)
Rohit Sharma – 367 runs in 7 matches (highest run getter)
Saeed Ajmal – 8 wickets in 4 matches (highest wicket taker)
Shoaib Malik – 428 runs in 5 matches (highest run getter)
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 11:35 AM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Head-to-Head record in Asia Cup ODIs
If we look at the head-to-head records between the two sides in Asia Cup ODIs, it is India who have the edge over the neighbours.
They’ve engaged in 13 matches, out of which India have won 7, while Pakistan have won 5.
India had defeated Pakistan by nine wickets in Dubai in 2018, which was the last 50-over clash between the two in the continental tournament.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 11:29 AM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Head-to-Head
If we look at the head-to-head record, the two teams have engaged in 132 ODIs. Pakistan have won 73 times, while India have won 55 of them. Four encounters didn’t produce any result.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 11:16 AM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: What happened last time these two met
This is the first time India is meeting Pakistan in the 50-over format after the 2019 World Cup. India had then won the match by 89 runs in Manchester.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 11:05 AM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Rohit vs PAK
In his last five innings against Pakistan, Rohit Sharma has scored 90-plus score thrice.
Rohit’s last five ODI innings vs Pakistan: 91(119), 0(3), 52(39), 111*(119), 140(113).
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 10:51 AM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Babar and Co. hope for a repeat
If we look at Pakistan’s previous encounter they piled a massive 342/6 on the board despite losing two early wickets.
Skipper Babar Azam, who is ranked one ODI batter at the moment, scored a superb 151 off 131 balls, which featured 14 fours and 4 sixes.
Iftikar Ahmad then wrapped the show with an unbeaten 71-ball 109, which featured 11 fours and 4 sixes.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 10:42 AM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Pakistan squad
A look at Pakistan’s squad for Asia Cup 2023:
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Abdullah Shafique, Saud Shakeel, Usama Mir
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 10:38 AM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: What is really concerning
What is really concerning for fans is the weather forecast.
As per the forecast, rain and thunderstorms are likely to interrupt the proceedings. In addition there will also be a thick cloud cover throughout the match.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 10:29 AM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Ind’s probable XI
Openers: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan
Top and middle-order: Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav/Tilak Varma
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja
Pacers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 10:24 AM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Ind squad
A look at the players who are available for the clash against Pakistan:
Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Axar Patel, Suryakumar Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Tilak Varma
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 10:17 AM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Where should Ishan Kishan bat?
Since KL Rahul is not available for the match, Ishan Kishan is likely to don the gloves. But the real question is what will be his batting position?
It’ll be interesting to see if Ishan Kishan is asked to bat lower down the order, which is not his natural position. If that is not the case then he could be seen opening the innings with skipper Rohit Sharma and maybe Shubman Gill can occupy the number four slot. Gill had earlier mentioned that he does have a bit of experience batting at number three and four.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 10:07 AM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Senior pros return
Senior pros Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli return to action after a long break. The two were part of the previous ODI series, which was against West Indies but played only one match before deciding to enjoy the proceedings from the sidelines.
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 10:04 AM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: What should we know
the match is being played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
the toss is scheduled at 2:30 pm IST
the match gets underway at 3:00 pm IST
however, there are chances of rain hitting the contest so we could also see a bit of a delay
Sat, 02 Sep 2023 09:51 AM
India vs Pakistan Live Score: Hello and welcome!
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup encounter in Pallekele, Sri Lanka. This is India’s first match in the tournament, while Pakistan enter the competition on the back of a resounding 238-run win against Nepal in the opening match of Asia Cup 2023. Stay tuned for all the updates on the match.