Asia Cup 2023: India vs Pakistan, R Premadasa Stadium Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, Playing XI Changes
Asia Cup 2023, Super Four, R Stadium, Pakistan vs. India Pitch Report: Following a washout that ruined India and Pakistan's earlier match during the group stage of the 2023 Asia Cup, the two sides will meet again in the Super Four stage on Sunday, September 10.
Pakistan is on a roll, having already won a game in the Super Four. They trounced Bangladesh by seven wickets in the first game of the continuing stage, which marked the conclusion of the tournament's Pakistan leg.
The win came while chasing at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium, propelling the hosts to the top of the points table with a Net Run Rate (NRR) of 1.051.
Meanwhile, India is dealing with selection issues before of the match. KL Rahul has returned to the team. He was observed practising wicketkeeping exercises and batting a decent bit in the lead-up to the game, and he could make the starting XI for the showdown on Sunday. Though the weather forecast is bleak, fans will hope that the rain gods are merciful.
Pitch Report for R. Premadasa Stadium
The R Premdasa Stadium pitch is considered fairly sporting, in contrast to other Indian subcontinent wickets that benefit batters. The wicket is traditionally believed to aid spin and pacers who understand the skill of altering their pace as the ball ages.
R. Premadasa Stadium Records and Stats
Total ODI Matches: 156
Matches won batting first: 85
Matches won bowling first: 61
Average first innings score: 232
Average second innings score: 192
Highest total scored: 375/5 by India vs Sri Lanka
Highest score chased: 292/4 Sri Lanka vs Australia
Lowest total recorded: 78 all out by Sri Lanka women vs England women
Lowest total defended: 170 all out West Indies women vs Sri Lanka women
Pakistan's Playing XI:
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf
India's Likely Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah