In this match, after a long wait of four years, the teams of India and Pakistan will face each other in ODI format. Earlier, the last time both the teams came face to face in the ODI World Cup played in the year 2019.
The most exciting match in Asia Cup 2023 will be seen on Saturday, September 2 when the teams of India and Pakistan will clash with each other. This match is most important for cricket lovers when the teams of India and Pakistan clash on the field. With this match, India is also going to make its debut in the Asia Cup. This time the Asia Cup is being played in one-day format.
Let us tell you that after a long wait of four years in this match, the teams of India and Pakistan will be facing each other in ODI format. Earlier, the last time both the teams came face to face in the ODI World Cup played in the year 2019. Significantly, in the last few years, the Pakistan team has emerged as a strong team under the leadership of Pakistan team captain Babar Azam.
At the same time, after a spectacular 238-run win over Nepal, Pakistan is entering this match with confidence. They are currently the number 1 team in ODIs, and are also considered to be a strong contender to win the Asia Cup title. Before this very exciting match, former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has given a big statement. He said that if the Indian team bats first in Pallekele then the Pakistan team can attack the Indian team.
Akhtar said in a video on his official YouTube account that Pakistan team has a chance on Saturday when it can defeat India in the group phase. He emphasized that the team already has the experience of defeating the Indian team in high-pressure matches. He said that Babar and his team are very mature.
The former Pakistan legend said that the Pakistan team has played high-pressure matches against India in the past as well. In such a situation, the team will no longer be under much pressure. He expressed confidence in the Pakistan team, saying that if Pakistan wins the toss and bats first, it will really beat India. He also said that if India win the toss, Pakistan could be in trouble as the ball is not really turning much under the lights.
He said that India should field its fast bowling trio like Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj. It is noteworthy that Jasprit Bumrah is returning to the ODI team for the first time since July last year. However, he made a comeback to international cricket during the T20 series played against Ireland last month. Whereas Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj are also returning after rest. Both the players were rested in the ODI matches played against West Indies in July. He said that Bumrah, Shami, Siraj should play together. He said that Kuldeep Yadav must play. There is a debate going on regarding Virat Kohli playing at number three or four. Ishaan should either open or come at number five. Needed