Two teams with one of the biggest rivalries on the 22 yards will go head-to-head once again in the Asia Cup 2023 in the third match of the Super 4’s round. It is not every day and only in ICC tournaments that we see these teams battling it out against one another, and hence this match is always expected to be a nail-biter and a thriller of all sorts.
This time around, the match is more hyped up and special because both teams are looking equally good and strong on paper. Cricket betting sites have an amazing betting market for this match.
Pakistan have already won their first game of the Super 4’s round, whereas this will be India’s opening game. The match will be played at the iconic R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday, September 10, 2023. A fascinating battle between the seamers of Pakistan and the top order of India is going to be the main attraction of this match.
Kuldeep Yadav has the ability to outfox Pakistan batters as they struggle to play left-arm spinners.
The betting tip is...
Kuldeep Yadav to pick 2.5+ wickets
The playing 11 of Pakistan is looking really solid, with all the bases covered. They have a solid opening pair, excellent middle-order batters, spin-bowling all-rounders, and a fiery pace trio. Babar Azam brought in Faheem Ashraf into the team in the last game in place of Mohammad Nawaz to bring a fourth-place bowler into the lineup.
We think the team will remain the same against India in the upcoming match, as Indians are very good against spinners, and Babar won’t risk Nawaz in such a high-octane clash.
Predicted Lineup: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman/Mohammad Harris, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah
Jasprit Bumrah’s unavailability in the previous match paved the way for Mohammad Shami in the playing 11. We think that Bumrah is still unavailable, and Shami and Siraj will be the two ace pacers, with Shardul Thakur being the third.
Kuldeep Yadav will have a huge role to play against the Pakistan right-handers in the forthcoming match. The top order needs to step up and perform better in this match if the men in blue are in the mood to get those two points.
KL Rahul might be available for selection, but he is expected to warm the bench as no changes are anticipated in the lineup.
Predicted Lineup: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Shami, and Mohammad Siraj
The first match in this Asia Cup between Pakistan and India was not completed due to rain, and both teams shared a point. Everyone in the cricket fraternity is hoping that the rain stays away from this match and we can enjoy a thrilling clash between these cricketing giants. The Men in Blue are predicted to prevail in this match and beat the hosts of the 2023 Asia Cup.