The third match of the Asia Cup 2023 will be played between Pakistan and India on September 2nd at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy. Pakistan has had a strong start to the tournament, defeating Nepal by a large margin in their first game. Babar Azam is the top run scorer for Pakistan in the Asia Cup with 151 runs, while Shadab Khan is the top wicket taker with 4 wickets. In their first match, Pakistan batted first and posted a total of 342 for 6 in 50 overs, with Babar Azam scoring 151 runs off 131 balls and Iftikhar Ahmed contributing an unbeaten 109 off 71 balls. During Nepal’s chase, Kushal Bhurtel hit two boundaries before being caught behind off Shaheen Afridi’s bowling. The Pakistani bowlers dominated the Nepali batting, with Haris Rauf taking key wickets in the middle overs and Shadab Khan finishing off the innings with a four-wicket haul.
India, on the other hand, has had mixed results in ODI cricket. They recently defeated West Indies in a three-match ODI series by a margin of 2-1, but lost to Australia by the same margin at home. They also lost a three-match ODI series against Bangladesh in December last year by a margin of 2-1. Players to watch out for include young batting sensation Tilak Varma and Jasprit Bumrah, who is making a comeback after a long injury layoff.
Results of the last five matches between Pakistan and India
|February 28, 2023
|Asia Cup 2023
|Pallekele, Sri Lanka
|November 22, 2022
|T20 World Cup 2022
|November 15, 2022
|T20 World Cup 2022
|July 19, 2022
|July 15, 2022
Key moments in the game
- Territorial rivalry: Pakistan and India are two neighbors with a long and complex history. The final of the Asia Cup will be another chance for the two countries to compete for prestige and show their might on the international stage.
- Team strength: Pakistan and India are two of the strongest cricket teams in the world. Both teams have star players who can change the course of a match at any moment. The key to victory for any team will be the performance of its best players.
- Team form: Both teams are in good form heading into the final. Pakistan won their semi-final against Sri Lanka by 100-88, while India defeated Bangladesh by 10-5. However, both teams have also lost a few key players to injury and suspension.
- Weather conditions: The final of the Asia Cup will be played in Mumbai, India. The weather in Mumbai in October is typically hot and humid. This could have an impact on the game, especially on the bowling.
BC Game predicts India to win Asia Cup 2023 final
India is the favorite to win the Asia Cup 2023 final, according to BC Game, a leading online gaming platform. The Indian team is the host of the tournament and has home-field advantage. In addition, India has a stronger squad than Pakistan. The Indian team has several star players, such as Virat Kohli, Rahul, and Rohit Sharma, who can change the course of the match at any moment.