The Asia Cup 2023 is an eagerly anticipated cricket tournament scheduled to take place from August 31st to September 17th. It will feature a total of six teams: Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal. The matches will be split between Pakistan, where four matches will be played, and Sri Lanka, where the remaining nine matches will be held.
The reason for the tournament being held in two different nations is due to the refusal of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to allow the Indian team to travel to Pakistan citing security concerns. Consequently, the Asia Cup 2023 was arranged to be played in two separate countries.
In this edition of the Asia Cup, a total of 13 One Day International (ODI) matches will be played, with teams competing in a league format. India and Pakistan have the potential to face each other twice in the league stage, and if they both reach the finals, it would be an intense competition for cricket fans.so who will win asia cup 2023?
Who will win Asia Cup 2023?
Cricket, being a game of uncertainties, makes it difficult to predict the winner with certainty. In the previous edition, Sri Lanka emerged as the champions, surprising both fans and experts who anticipated a strong performance from India or Pakistan. However, this year’s Asia Cup is played in the 50-over ODI format, which requires a balance of experience and skill to succeed. In terms of experience and skill, both India and Pakistan have notable teams.
While the official squads for the Asia Cup have not been announced yet, let’s compare the expected playing 11 for both India and Pakistan based on recent squads:
India Expected Playing 11: Kl Rahul, Rohit Sharma (captain), Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Md. Siraj, Md.Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Sanju Samson, Mohit Sharma.
Pakistan Expected Playing 11: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Haris Sohail, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shan Masood, Kamran Ghulam, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain.
India vs Pakistan Head to Head in Asia Cup
In terms of head-to-head encounters between India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup, India has won nine matches, Pakistan has won six, and two matches ended without a result.
Pakistan’s strength lies in its fast bowlers, while India’s batting order is considered its strong suit. According to cricket experts, both India and Pakistan are strong contenders for the Asia Cup 2023. However, it remains to be seen whether one of these teams will emerge as the champions or if another team will claim the coveted Asia Cup trophy.
Cricket is Alice Mirza’s passion, and he loves playing, watching, and discussing the game. The Cricket blog is my way of spreading my thoughts about the game. Previously, I ghost-wrote for a few websites. For me, cricket is more than just a game.