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India vs Pakistan 2023: Final Playing 11 for Asia Cup Super 4 Game

Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam in focus as we look at the Asia Cup 2023 India vs Pakistan confirmed playing 11 for both teams. 

Please note, Shreyas Iyer is inured, and Ishan Kishan has retained his place. That’s the only change from the article. 

After a disappointing end to round 1 of the India vs Pakistan Clash, we are back once again with Round 2 as India take on Pakistan in the Super 4 clash of Asia Cup 2023. While India will be playing their first match of the Super 4, Pakistan have already started their Super 4 campaign with a big win over Bangladesh.

The last encounter between India vs Pakistan ended on a disappointing note due to Rain. India played the whole 50 overs while batting first against a strong bowling lineup of Pakistan. Whereas Pakistan couldn’t get to bat even a single over due to rain as both teams shared a point each. 

Fans will be looking forward to this game, but unfortunately, the weather may once again play a spoilsport. It is difficult to witness a full-fledged game, but hope is what will drive both the teams and their fans. So, as we wait for the match, let’s look at the confirmed best playing 11 for the India vs Pakistan Super 4 clash at Asia Cup 2023. 

Match Details:

Tournament: Asia Cup 2023

Type: Super 4 – Match 3

Where: Colombo, Sri Lanka

When: September 10, 3 pm IST

Asia Cup 2023 – Official Squad List for Team India:

Batters: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma & Virat Kohli

WKs: Ishan Kishan & KL Rahul

All-rounders: Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya (vc) & Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna & Shardul Thakur

Team India’s Best Predicted Playing 11

Team India will be playing their third match of Asia Cup 2023, but for the third consecutive time, there will be a few changes in their playing 11. While the first two matches, India were playing without KL Rahul, the second match saw Team India playing without Jasprit Bumrah. While Kishan played in KL’s absence, Shami played in Bumrah’s absence.

However, KL Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah, both will be available for Sunday’s clash vs Pakistan. So, what strategy will Team India adopt as they select their playing 11 for their important clash against Pakistan? Well, of the two, Bumrah will definitely replace Mohammed Shami for the clash as Shami only played because Bumrah wasn’t available.

Whereas in the absence of KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan played a mature knock that created a huge impact in the middle overs. But Kishan got an opportunity to play only because KL Rahul was yet to recover. But with KL Rahul back, India should stick to their primary first-choice playing 11 where Shreyas Iyer plays at 4 and KL Rahul plays at 5.

Other than this change, India may go against playing Mohammed Shami in place of Shardul Thakur. Shardul provides crucial 4-5 overs in the middle overs, and gives an important batting deoth. So, expect Team India to continue playing Shardul at 8 with Shami missing out from the playing 11.  

Meanwhile, Team India would need key contributions from their top-order, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, and Virat Kohli, who had a failed outing against Pakistan last time. Their main fear is playing the first 5-6 overs against Naseem and Afridi. Once they overcome this, there is no looking back. 

Asia Cup 2023 India vs Pakistan –  Best Predicted Playing 11 for Team India:

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj & Jasprit Bumrah

Asia Cup 2023 – Official Squad List for Pakistan:

Batters: Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Haris & Saud Shakeel

WKs: Mohammad Rizwan

All-rounders: Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Salman Agha & Shadab Khan

Bowlers: Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi & Usama Mir

Pakistan’s Best Predicted Playing 11

Talking about Pakistan’s playing 11 against India, the main question would be whether they persist in playing a fourth pacer and all-rounder Faheem Ashraf, or they get in either Mohammad Nawaz or Usama Mir as an additional spin option. 

Faheem did a good job in their last outing vs Bangladesh. So, there is no reason why he should be replaced; unless the pitch favours spin bowling the most, and Pakistan have no other option but to play Nawaz or Mir. But for now, expect Pakistan to play Faheem as their number 8.  

Asia Cup 2023 India vs Pakistan – Best Predicted Playing 11 for Pakistan:

Imam Ul-Haq, Fakhar Azam, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah & Shaheen Afridi 

Overall, the match is gonna be quite interesting for both the teams. A win for Pakistan would almost confirm their place in the final as it would take them to 4 points from 2 games already. Whereas a win for India would make things easy as then they would play two relatively easier opponents in the next two matches. 

Top Fantasy Players 11 for India vs Pakistan Super 4 Clash:

Batters: Shubman Gill, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman & Virat Kohli

Wks: Mohammed Rizwan & KL Rahul

All-rounders: Hardik Pandya

Bowlers: Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi & Jasprit Bumrah

CVC Choice: Virat Kohli & Babar Azam

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