Pitch and weather: All eyes will be on the skies, as has been the case throughout this tournament. The pitch that was used for the LPL final at the Premadasa was fairly two-paced and the one for the Afghanistan-Pakistan ODI in late August wasn’t particularly batting-friendly either. There could be some juice for both seamers and spinners on Sunday too.
Pakistan vs India Highlights 2023, Sunday 10-9-2023, 9th Match Asia Cup, Super Four (D/N), R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Babar says, “moisture is there. High-intensity match yes, but we are going match-to-match. We are ticking in all departments. Same team.” Rohit Sharma’s response makes it seem like a toss wasn’t needed: “We’d have batted first. Yes there will be challenge facing their bowlers, and we’ll have to put runs on the board. Every game from here on is important for us. Need to focus on one things at a time. Bumrah is back, KL Rahul replaces Iyer.”
Toss: Pakistan will bowl first.
Pakistan team: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan †, Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf.
India team: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan †, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.
Head to Head In ODI’s: 133
Pakistan Won: 73
India Won: 55
Pakistan ODI Rankings: 2nd
India ODI Rankings: 3rd
(last five completed ODI’s, most recent first)
Match Timings: 9:30 AM GMT | 3:00 PM Local
Umpires – Chris Gaffaney, Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire – Richard Illingworth
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Masudur Rahman
Match number – ODI no. 4639