India vs. Pakistan Live Match and Win Prediction in ICC Asia Cup 2023
Match: Ind vs. Pak Asia Cup 2023
Date & Time: September 2, & 2:30 pm PST
Venue: The Pallekelle International Stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
The 16th edition of Asia Cup 2023 has started off with a promising victory for Pakistan against debutant Nepal. However, the biggest cricket show between Pakistan and India is now not very far. The Arch Rivals are ready to fight on Saturday, 2 Sep, in the presence of 35,000 spectators in Kandy to witness the grand game show.
Baber 11 is all set after winning the opening match, the recent Pak-Afg series, and the top position in the ICC ODI Men’s ranking. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma and Co. will start off their Asia Cup campaign directly against Pakistan.
Toss is very crucial at The Pallekelle Stadium pitch as the team choosing the field wins most of the time. In this regard, Pakistan has been quite fortunate in winning the toss against India in the ODIs with a lead of 5-1. Hence, we can expect that Pakistan skipper Babar Azam can win it yet again on Saturday.
India has always been a stronger winning side against Pakistan according to the previous odds and stats, especially in the 2000s era and afterward. But recently Pakistan’s team has been in full swing and mood of winning not only against India but winning the Asia Cup and World Cup too.
Head-to-Head ODI Stats of Pakistan vs. India
Total Matches: 132
Matches Won by India: 55
Matches Won by Pakistan: 73
No Result (NR): 4
Matches at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele:
There have been no matches between India and Pakistan at this venue. So, It would be a new venue and a new test for both teams.
In Asia Cup:
Total Matches: 13
Matches Won by India: 7
Matches Won by Pakistan: 5
No Result (NR): 1
Understanding the stats of Pak-Ind stats, it is not easy to predict the winner. Pakistan, the team in form is the favorite one to win the match and Asia Cup trophy as well.
On the other hand, India cannot be underestimated as they are mighty opponents who play really well in high voltage India Pakistan matches.
Recent ODI Stats of the Venue (The Pallekelle International Stadium)
The Pallekelle Stadium has witnessed 36 total ODI matches among different teams. It offered 15 times victory to the teams who batted first and dominantly 20 times the bowling side won at this ground.
Probable Score in India vs. Pakistan Asia Cup Live Match
The Pallekelle Cricket Ground has recorded the average score in the first innings typically hovering around the 250-run mark. However, the average score in the second innings tends to be slightly lower, settling at approximately 202 runs.
Notably, the highest total ever recorded at this ground was an impressive 363/7 in a 50-over match, achieved by RSA against SL. Conversely, the lowest recorded total stands at a mere 70/10 in 24.4 overs by Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka.
Remarkably, the highest successful run chase was a target of 314/6 in 49.4 overs by Sri Lanka against Afghanistan. Equally, the lowest score successfully defended at this venue was 206/9 in 36 overs by WI against SL.
Hence, we can predict that India batting first can pile up 275 to 325 runs total while Pakistan can make 250 to 300 runs if they bat first.
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