Pakistan-India Asia Cup 2023 clash resumes after brief rain

Asia Cup 2023: India opt to bat first against Pakistan

The high-voltage clash of Asia Cup 2023 between Pakistan and India resumed after it was paused for a short period due to light rain at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Earlier India have won the toss and opted to bat first in Pallekele. Shreyas Iyer is back for India.

It must be noted that Pakistan began their Asia Cup 2023 campaign on a high with a massive 238-run win over Nepal on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, this is India’s first match in the tournament.

Playing XI

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice captain) Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah.

This epic encounter marks their first One-Day International (ODI) face-off since the memorable 2019 World Cup showdown, and cricket enthusiasts from around the globe are already at the edge of their seats in anticipation.

The two teams have faced off in T20 matches before, but now, both are preparing for the big 50-over World Cup.

The national team has already played a match in the tournament and defeated Nepal by 238 runs in the competition opener.

As the clock ticks down to the highly anticipated showdown, cricket enthusiasts are gearing up for a spectacle like no other.

Pakistani fans are fervently hoping for their team to triumph over their arch-rivals, India. Simultaneously, they yearn to witness an exhibition of breathtaking cricketing skills.

Indian fans, on the other hand, have their eyes set on their formidable batting lineup, eager to see their stars pile on the pressure against Pakistan.

However, amidst all the pre-match excitement, the specter of weather looms large.

The forecast predicts rain over the weekend in Kandy, Sri Lanka, which threatens to disrupt this highly anticipated showdown.


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