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India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2023 Super 4, Live Updates: The weather in Colombo is currently clear but the rain threat still looms over the Asia Cup 20223 Super 4 match between India and Pakistan. Till 7 PM, rain is expected to stay away. Both the teams had earlier met each other during the group stage but the match got abandoned due to rain. The Rohit Sharma-led will be coming to this clash after defeating Nepal in their last group stage match while Pakistan thrashed Bangladesh by seven wickets in their previous Super 4 match. (Live Scorecard)
Here are the Live Updates of India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2023, Super 4 match:
India vs Pakistan: Rain expected after 7
The weather in Colombo is currently clear but the rain threat still looms over the Asia Cup 20223 Super 4 match between India and Pakistan. Till 7 PM, rain is expected to stay away.
India vs Pakistan Live: Kohli-Rohit on the brink of partnership history
As a pair, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have won the Indian team a number of matches. If the duo adds 2 more runs to their partnership tally, Rohit and Kohli would become the fastest pair in the history of ODIs to breach the 5000-run mark. They presently stand at 4998 runs in 85 ODI innings.
India vs Pakistan Live: Rohit Sharma only 5 sixes shy of Asia Cup record
India captain Rohit Sharma did wonders against Nepal in the previous Asia Cup match. He would be keen to continue the same form against Pakistan. If he goes on to add 5 sixes to his tally of 22 sixes, he would go past Shahid Afridi in the list of batters with the most maximums in the ODI format of the Asia Cup. Afridi leads the list at present, with 26 sixes to his name while Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya is behind him with 23.
India vs Pakistan Live: Kohli, Rohit out to practice
As the weather in Colombo is now clear, the players are out on field to practice for the mouth-watering clash. In the latest updates, star batter Virat Kohli and skipper Rohit Sharma can be seen practicing on the ground.
India vs Pakistan Live: Pakistan’s dominant approach
Team Pakistan has been really dominant in the ongoing Asia Cup, so far. They will be coming to this match after defeating Bangladesh by seven wickets in their previous Super 4 match. Earlier, they also defeated Nepal in the group stage match.
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India vs Pakistan Live: Chances of rain
As far as the weather updates go for the day, rain is predicted since morning. As the day progresses, however, the chances of rain increase. From 10 AM to 2 PM, the chances of rain remain under 50% in Colombo, as per Accuweather. From 3 PM to 7 PM, the chances of rain vary between 49% and 66%. After the 7 PM mark, the chances of rain increase slightly to 69% but do not go beyond that mark, as per the weather website.
India vs Pakistan Live: What happens if rain washes out the match
The Asian Cricket Council on Friday announced that the much-anticipated Indo-Pak clash could resume on Monday if the rain plays spoilsport on Sunday. In an advisory, the ACC had on Friday stated that a reserve day was incorporated for the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4’s match between Pakistan and India. However, the other matches will not have a reserve day though rain is predicted in the Sri Lankan capital through the Super 4s.
India vs Pakistan Live: India’s pace department
Pakistan has an edge on paper in this department, but India will believe that they have the ammunition to strike back in kind. The return of Jasprit Bumrah, who skipped the league match against Nepal, will bolster India’s bowling, while Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur can play the efficient support cast role. But once these two teams enter the arena, factors like playing 11, form, past records etc go irrelevant. It will be a storm force collision on the field.
India vs Pakistan Live: Pakistan’s fiery pace attack
Rohit and other Indian batters will be wary of the high-paced incoming deliveries of Shaheen Shah Afridi, but the Pakistan bowling unit has other equally explosive performers. Haris Rauf, with his express pace, is currently topping the Asia Cup bowling chart with 9 wickets from three matches, and seemed to have emerged from the shadows of Afridi (7 wickets). While Naseem Shah also has taken 7 wickets, ensuring no let off point for opposition batters.
India vs Pakistan Live: Tough task for both the teams
Pakistan have already bagged two points after beating Bangladesh by 7 wickets at Lahore, and another win will place them comfortably on the way to the final. So, India will also want to enter the log sheet but they will have to counter a potent Pakistan bowling attack that can make an impact irrespective of the nature of the pitch.
India vs Pakistan Live: Impressive Ishan Kishan
The return of KL Rahul to the squad has widened the pool of players to select from, but that has also given them a happy headache. Ishan Kishan has impressed everyone in the last month or so, smashing four fifties in as many matches – three against the West Indies and one against Pakistan in the Asia Cup Group A match at Pallekele last week. During the process, Kishan has also diversified himself, underlining his comfort in positions ranging from opening to No. 5.
India vs Pakistan Live: KL Rahul or Ishan Kishan?
The Indian team management’s predicament to choose between KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan will be the dominating theme amid the usual edgy emotional quotient. Alongside focusing on the team goals, the Indian management will want to assemble the best possible 11 in the park against Pakistan.
India vs Pakistan Live: Second meeting between the arch-rivals
This is for the second time that the arch-rivals India and Pakistan will be squaring off against each other in Asia Cup 2023. Earlier, they faced each other in the group stage, where the match got abandoned due to rain and both the teams had to share points. It will be interesting to see weather the rain will play a spoilsport again.
India vs Pakistan Live: Hello
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