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IND vs PAK: Around 2 Billion people across the two border-sharing nations are zealously waiting for one of the most hyped and most exciting contests in Asia Cup 2023: INDIA vs PAKISTAN. In the article, you will read the IND vs PAK strongest playing 11s prediction and who will win the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023.

India and Pakistan are all set to lock horns against each other on 2nd September at Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka. The IND vs PAK match starts at 3 pm IST which is the third game of the campaign overall and the second game from Group A.

Even though India and Pakistan don’t get to play one another very frequently, when they do, labeling it a high-octane contest would be an understatement. The outcome of the competition frequently takes priority over context as emotions run high, stadium tickets get sold out, vendors profit handsomely, and television displays still break. There may be three such matches at this Asia Cup, the first of which is on September 2.

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Prior to the Asia Cup, India played a lot of cricket. However, all of the senior cricketers had a break, and a few just made injury recoveries. With Sanju Samson designated as a traveling reserve, the BCCI named an 18-member team. Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul have recovered from their injuries.

The team will be led by Rohit Sharma. The addition of Rohit and Virat Kohli massively strengthens the batting order. While India played the T20I series against the West Indies and Ireland, both enjoyed a decent rest.

Meanwhile, Pakistan will top on confidence as they have whitewashed Afghanistan just before the beginning of the Asia Cup and a massive win against Nepal in the first match of the Asia Cup 2023. Bowlers are on a roll and batters also showed the best of their forms.

Down below is the IND vs PAK strongest playing 11s prediction and who will win the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023:

IND vs PAK strongest playing 11s prediction


With Kishan and Shreyas in the middle order, the Rohit Sharma-led team would be happy to have Shreyas come back. If India needs an additional batting option, the choice might come down to Shardul Thakur or Axar Patel, with the latter likely winning because of the Pallekele pitch’s slowness.

Kuldeep Yadav has a solid record against Babar and Zaman, having dismissed them both twice, with the two batsmen averaging 9 and 14 against him.

India’s Strongest Playing 11: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur/Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj


The tournament’s hosts have given Zaman another chance despite his recent troubles, maybe taking into account his earlier performance against India as they might stick with the same starting lineup.

Given Rohit Sharma’s and Virat Kohli’s performance against left-arm pace since 2021, Afridi will be Pakistan’s primary sword against the Indian top order. In contrast to Kohli, who has succumbed to left-arm pace three times and averages 29, Rohit averages 25.8 against these kinds and has been removed five times. Additionally, Kohli averages 14.57 and has had seven dismissals from left-arm orthodox spinners.

Pakistan’s Strongest Playing 11: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf

Who will win India vs Pakistan?

Pakistan and India, both are top-class teams holding their positions in the top rankers of ICC Ranking in all the formats. Though Pakistan have shown top-notch performances in the recent past, India have mostly dominated Pakistan, especially in this 50-over format. Out of 13 IND vs PAK matches, India won 7 and Pakistan won 5 with one washed out.

Taking the surface and conditions under consideration, Indian batting is looking stronger and more reliable. When we talk about bowling, though Jaspret Bumrah is back on the line-up with fire, Pakistan’s bowling arsenal is by far stronger than that of India.

So, considering all, we predict INDIA WILL WIN IND vs PAK on September 2.**

These predictions are based on analyzing and comparing teams on statistical as well as personal levels. These might be subjective.

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