Pakistan vs India| Asia Cup 2023 (ODI Series), Comparison Between Both Teams

The Asia Cup of 2023 will start on the 30th of August, which is the 16 edition of the Asia Cup. Sri Lanka and Pakistan are going to host this Asia Cup event jointly. The Asia Cup of 2023 is held between 6 countries: Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. 

The most exciting part of this Asia Cup is that India and Pakistan, the biggest rivalries in the world of sports, come face to face in this tournament. It is considered one of the most important matches of cricket history as more than 1 billion people love to watch the match between India and Pakistan. 

The rivalry between India and Pakistan in cricket matches began in 1984 when the first Asia Cup was organized in UAE Sharjah. India won the Asia Cup of 1984 by 54 runs from Pakistan.

India-Pakistan (Asia-Cup-ODI) winning history:

Total Matches Played (ODI): 13

India Won: 7

Pakistan Won: 5

India winning %: 53.85%

Pakistan winning %: 35.71%

In the history of 30 years of Asia Cup ODI- Matches, Pakistan and India have played 13 matches against each other. India has won 7 games, and Pakistan won 5 out of 13; during the 1997 edition, one match ended with no result.

Which team is more robust, India or Pakistan?

While considering the winning history of the Asia Cup ODI between Pakistan and India, it is still being determined who will win this Asia Cup of 2023. 

However, the players of both teams are in full performance. After winning the series against Afghanistan, Pakistan is first on the ICC ranking, and India is third

Both teams have some strength. For instance, Pakistan has a good bowling attack, and India has a good batting attack. Still, the pitch also really matters, and the Sri Lanka stadium in Kandy is more favorable for spinners. 

Squad of India and Pakistan for Asia Cup-2023

Pakistan’s Squad for Asia Cup 2023:

  1. Babar Azam (Captain)
  2. Shadab Khan (Vice Captain)
  3. Abdullah Shafique 
  4. Fakhar Zaman
  5. Imam-ul-Haq
  6. Salman Ali Agha
  7. Iftikhar Ahmad
  8. Muhammad Rizwan
  9. Muhammad Haris
  10. Muhammad Nawaz
  11. Usama Mir
  12. Faheem Ashraf
  13. Haris Rauf
  14. Muhammad Wasim (jr)
  15. Naseem Shah
  16. Shaheen Afridi
  17. Saud Shakeel
  18. Tayyab Tahir

In this squad of 18 members, Babar Azam is the captain of the Pakistani team. 

India’s Squad for Asia Cup 2023:

  1. Rohit Sharma
  2. Hardik Pandya
  3. Virat Kohli
  4. Shreya Iyer
  5. KL Rahul
  6. Shubman Gill
  7. Surya Kumar Yadav 
  8. Tilak Varma
  9. Ishan Kishan
  10. Ravindra Jadeja 
  11. Axar Patel
  12. Shardul Thakur 
  13. Jaspreet Bumrah
  14. Muhammad Shami
  15. Muhammad Siraj
  16. Kuldeep Yadav
  17. Pradesh Krishna
  18. Sanju Samson

                There are a total of the top 18 squads who are going to play in this tournament. 

The captain of Team India is Rohit Sharma, and the vice-captain will be Hardik Pandya. 

Strength of Pakistan team:

The Pakistan team is now complete in performance and has such outstanding players. The team captain, Baber Azam, is the number one batsman on the ICC-ODI Ranking Worldwide. The opener, Fakhar Zaman, is in the third position, and Imma-mul-Haq is in the fifth position. So these players are like a game changer for any match as they quickly tackle pressure periods and give a good score. However, the bowling line of the Pakistani team is already solid, just like Naseem, who always becomes a turning point for winning the Pakistani team.

Strength of the Indian team:

The Indian team is also in grace right now, as they also have players like Rohit Sharma, Jasprit, and Virat Kohli, who are in the ninth position in the ICC ranking and know how to tackle a big match. Hardik Pandy is a seasoned pro. So, the Indian team is also in a power-packed position.

The match between Pakistan and India will be top-notch as both teams, India and Pakistan, are in complete form. Now it is the fight between Pakistani pacers and Indian batters, and between Indian pacers and Pakistani batters, or whoever controls the pressure will be the king of that night. However, the weather of the cricket stadium is much more valuable for this match, as India have some big names who know how to handle the pressure of the big tournaments, as Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma is the main strength of India. But you all know cricket is a by-chance game, so according to the predictions and conditions, Pakistan is one of the favorite teams of Asia Cup 2023.

Who hosted the Asia Cup 2023 tournament?

Pakistan hosted this Asia Cup tournament, giving the Pakistani players more confidence. Still, BCCI didn’t permit the Indian team to play in Pakistan, so Sri Lanka is this tournament’s co-host. India played all matches in Sri Lanka, Pakistan played a few games in their homeland, and then arrived in Sri Lanka to Play other games. 

This Asia Cup tournament gives the co-host Sri Lanka and the other opponent countries big business.

What is the ticket price for the India-Pak match 2023?

The match tickets for India vs. Pakistan are the most expensive tickets of the Asia Cup series, varying from Rs 2500 to Rs 25000. 

Last year’s TRP of the India-Pakistan Asia Cup:

Last year’s Asia Cup match between Pakistan and India broke all the records for viewership as it got 133 million views on TV and is registered as 13.6 billion minutes.

India and Pakistan have been the biggest rivals in sports history for decades; the rivalry between these two teams began in 1984 when the first Asia Cup was organized in UAE Sharjah. India and Pakistan played 13 Asia Cup matches, of which India won seven and Pakistan won the 5. But our history doesn’t make our future, so it is difficult to predict who takes pride in winning this tournament now. Both teams are in complete form and have outstanding players. Pakistan has Baber Azam, the number one batsman, and India has Virat Kohli, a miserable player who knows how to tackle the big games. So the match is going to be very interesting. The conflict between India and Pakistan is one of the most viewed matches in any cricket match history; last year, the Asia Cup of India Pakistan match got 133 million views. Cricket is a game of chance and luck. If a team comes to know how to tackle the pressure of big matches and understand the methodology of the pitch, they quickly chase the game. However, right now, Pakistan is one of the favorite teams of ICC as it is in the top ranking after winning the match against Afghanistan.


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