The teams of Pakistan and India will compete in the Asia Cup on Saturday.
The most important match of the Asia Cup between the two traditional rivals will be played in Palikele, Sri Lanka.
If we talk about the history of ODI matches between Pakistan and India, the two teams have faced each other 132 times in this format, in which Pakistan has won 73 times and India has won 55 times.
Apart from this, the two traditional rivals have faced each other 13 times in the Asia Cup, in which India won seven times and Pakistan five times.
If we talk about the last 10 ODI matches between Pakistan and India, then India has won seven times and Pakistan three times.
Earlier, there were two matches between Pakistan and India in the Asia Cup played in 2022, in which Pakistan won one and India won the other, but it was based on the Asia Cup T20 format.
On the other hand, the two teams will face each other for the first time on Saturday in Palikele, while both teams will play against each other in an ODI match for the first time since 2019.
Before the match, Pakistan captain Babar Azam said in a press conference that there is no pressure for the match, and I think all the boys are quite excited. Fans wait a lot for the India-Pakistan match, so we are also very excited to play.
He further said that the conditions in Sri Lanka are similar to those in Pakistan and India. While batting, you take time, and bowling should be only in good areas. We will do our best for tomorrow.
Talking about the batting order in the match against India, Babar Azam has said that it will be as usual. Performing quite well in the middle order. The effort is to feed whoever is our best XI.
On the other hand, Indian captain Rohit Sharma also spoke to the media. And said that my role as a top-order batsman is very important for the team. I don’t want to lose my wicket when I’m in good rhythm.
“We want to do some experiments before the World Cup. And hopefully we will be able to do that in the Asia Cup,” he added. The Asia Cup is a big tournament with a big history; it’s not a fitness test. Like the fitness test we finished last week in Bangalore.
Talking about fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, he said that ‘Jasprit Bumrah is looking in very good form. Which is very good news for us.’
How likely is it to rain during the Pakistan vs. India match?
Ahead of the high-voltage match between Pakistan and India. The sad news for the cricket fans is that rain is expect in Palikele on the day of the match. Due to which there are strong chances of the match being affect by rain.
Where will the match between Pakistan and India be televised?
The important match of the Asia Cup between Pakistan and India will start at 2:30 PM Pakistan time. Which cricket fans can watch on PTV Sports, Ten Sports, and on digital platforms. On the Tapmade App and Tamasha App.
Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Muhammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafiq, Imamul Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Muhammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Muhammad Haris, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim, Tayyab Tahir (reserve).
Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Ashan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Tilak Verma, Surya Kumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Prasad Krishna, Sanju Samson (reserve).