Asia Cup 2023: The 17-person Pakistani team has been revealed for the 2023 Asia Cup. The team has a lot of new members. Pakistan and Nepal will play in the Asia Cup’s opening game. While Saturday, September 2, will feature India vs Pakistan, the most anticipated match of the tournament. Down below is the Pakistan Strongest Playing 11 against India.
The 2023 Asia Cup will feature six teams competing on the grounds of Pakistan and Sri Lanka. There are two groups made up of these six teams. India, Pakistan, and Nepal are all in Group A. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka are all members of Group B. Each group’s top two teams will advance to the Super 4 Round.
India and Pakistan are strong contenders to win the Asia Cup 2023. India’s squad is going to be announced soon while Pakistan has announced its squad of 17 members. The responsibility of the Pakistani team is in the hands of ODI ranking number one player Babar Azam, with Babar wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan will be seen starting the team while the middle order has information batsmen like Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, and Saud Shakeel.
In the fast bowling department, bowlers like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf have almost a fixed place in the playing 11. The last time India and Pakistan faced each other in the T20I World Cup, all three troubled the Indian batsmen. The responsibility of the spin bowling department will be on the shoulders of Shadab Khan.
Asia Cup 2023 Pakistan Squad
Pakistan Squad: Fakhar Zaman, M Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Babar Azam (C), Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam Ul Haq, Mohd. Harris, M Wasim Jr, Saud Shakeel, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Shaheen Afridi, Tayyab Tahir, Usama Mir.
Pakistan Strongest Playing 11 against India
Opening: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan(WK)
Middle Order: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, and Saud Shakeel
Finisher: Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed
Bowlers: Shadab Khan, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
For more details head to ICC’s official website.