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Asia Cup 2023: Grand IND vs PAK match Preview and Analysis

Cricket fans will have the chance to witness the biggest clash of cricket between neighbors India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023 on September 2nd.

IND vs PAK Pitch Report:
The grand showdown of Asia Cup 2023 will take place between India and Pakistan on September 2nd at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka. Team India will kick off their Asia Cup 2023 campaign with this match, while it will be Pakistan’s second encounter.

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 Pitch Report:

  • Match: India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2023
  • Date & Time: Saturday, 2 September, 3 PM
  • Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
  • Live Broadcast & Streaming: Star Sports, DD Sports & Hotstar

IND vs PAK Pallekele International Cricket Stadium Pitch Report:
The pitch at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is known to favor the batsmen. It provides assistance to fast bowlers with the new ball, offering swing and bounce. Therefore, opening batsmen need to be cautious during the initial overs of the match.

IND vs PAK Asia Cup Pitch Analysis:
In the first innings on this pitch, spin bowlers tend to receive more help. However, during the second innings, the pitch tends to assist fast bowlers under the lights. Batsmen will need to spend some time on the crease if they want to score runs on this pitch.

Asia Cup 2023 Pallekele Stadium Pitch Behavior:
In a match played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at this ground in the Asia Cup, we observed that spin bowlers were getting good turn early on, making it challenging for batsmen to score. However, in the death overs, fast bowlers performed well on this pitch. Additionally, in the second innings, the new ball helped fast bowlers more, but once batsmen got set, scoring became easier.

IND vs PAK Pitch Report Analysis:
In today’s match between India and Pakistan, Team India might opt to play with three spinners considering the pitch conditions. The pitch seems to favor spinners like Jadeja and Kuldeep from the Indian team, as it offers significant turn. The combination of Jadeja and Kuldeep could trouble the Pakistani team with their spin.


  • Out of the 37 ODIs played at this venue, teams batting first have won 15 times, while teams batting second have emerged victorious 21 times.
  • The average score on this pitch in ODIs is around 250 runs.

IND vs PAK Dream11 Prediction:
Make Virat Kohli the captain and include six Indian players and two Pakistani bowlers in the Dream11 GL team.

IND vs PAK Asia Cup Weather Report:
According to the weather department, there’s a current 70% chance of rain in Kandy during the India vs Pakistan match. Rain is expected around 2:30 PM, half an hour before the match is scheduled to start.

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