Pakistan vs. India Playing 11s and Key Players in ICC ODI Asia Cup 2023

India vs. Pakistan Playing 11s and Key Players in ICC ODI Asia Cup 2023

India and Pakistan have landed in the Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium in Kndy, Sri Lanka, for the biggest cricket show of ICC ODI Men’s Asia Cup 2023. Both teams are girding themselves up to face each other in the Group Stage match on Saturday, September 2, as both teams are in Group A.

India and Pakistan’s rivalry is not hidden, their cricket is not cricket but the battle of two countries, cultures, and nations. The Arch Rivals game show is only witnessed in ICC or Asia Cup events because politics had blocked the possibilities of bilateral series all in all.

Now, the mega match of the grand event is going to happen in no less than 24 hours. Cricketing fans and enthusiasts around the globe are excited as well as nervous about this power show.

Also visit: Pakistan vs. India Weather Forecast, Venue and Pitch Report in Asia Cup

Pakistan’s Recent Performance and Key Players:

Pakistan has already debuted its Asia Cup victory in the opening match against Nepal with a huge margin of 238 runs. Their team is in incredible form as they have recently won an ODI series against Afghanistan  3-0 claiming the No. 1 position in ICC ODI Ranking.

Captain Babar Azam was in incredible form as he scored 151 runs against Nepal in the opening match of the Asia Cup. His Captaincy skills have also improved as he has been the most successful captain for Pakistan in recent years.

Read more: Dominant Victory for Pakistan against Nepal in Asia Cup 2023 Opener

Playing 11 for Pakistan against India:

Pakistan will go with the same winning combination against Nepal because it suits them well. They have tried this combination in winning the bilateral series of Pak vs. Afg.

Following is the expected playing 11 of Pakistan:

  1. Fakhar Zaman
  2. Imamul Haq
  3. Babar Azam (Captain)
  4. Mohammad Rizwan (Wicket-Keeper)
  5. Salman Ali Agha
  6. Mohammad Nawaz
  7. Iftikhar Ahmad
  8. Shadab Khan (VC)
  9. Shaheen Shah Afridi
  10. Naseem Shah
  11. Haris Rauf


  1. Mohammad Haris (Wicket-Keeper)
  2. Osama Mir
  3. Faheem Ashraf
  4. Saud Shakeel
  5. Mohammad Wasim

Do check: Updated Official Schedule of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023

India’s Key Performers:

Although India is playing its first match directly against Pakistan without playing any ODI series or match. But India is ready to pounce upon Pakistan under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, India with its Power packed squad including the mighty Virat Kohli, attacking Hardik Pandya and many others.

In the T20 World Cup 2022, Kohli was the game changer against Pakistan who snatched victory from Pakistan smashing excellent sixes against powerful pace attack Haris Rauf and Shaheen Shah Afridi.

Probable Playing 11 of India against India:

India is always a strong team in an accelerated match against Pakistan. They can handle pressure really well and they have proved it many times.

Their playing 11 looks quite strong as given below:

  1. Rohit Sharma (Captain)
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Suryakumar Yadav
  4. Subman Gill
  5. Ishan Kishan (Wicketkeeper)
  6. Hardik Pandya (Vice Captain)
  7. Sadul Thakur
  8. Kuldeep Yadav
  9. Mohammad Siraj
  10. Ravindra Jadeja
  11. Yuzvendra Chahal


  1. Mukesh Kumar
  2. Imran Malik
  3. Rituraj Gaikwad
  4. Sanju Samson
  5. Akshar Patel
  6. Jaydev Unadkat.

Read more here: Warm-up Matches Schedule Announced for ODI World Cup 2023


India vs. Pakistan is a high-voltage match not only in Asia but all over the world. Whatever will be the result, only its happening is the biggest excitement and treat for fans and viewers.

Both team looks good in their potential but the winner will be the one who performs the best on the ground. the strategy, passion, and the sportsman spirit will play a vital role in the Pak-Ind match.

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