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Pakistan vs India – Super 4 – Asia Cup 2023 – A Much Anticipated Clash of the Giants on 10 September 2023

Fans are eagerly waiting for the Pakistan vs India clash of the Super 4 stage of Asia Cup 2023 which will be played on 10th September 2023 at Colombo. Fans were disappointed after the group stage match was washed out by rain. Heavy showers are again expected on 10th September 2023 but fans are hoping against hope to be able to enjoy the entire match as a reserve day is also kept for Pakistan vs India clash of Asia Cup 2023.

Pakistan vs India – Super 4s – Asia Cup 2023

Pakistan will be confident going into this Pakistan vs India clash with the performance of their fast bowlers in this tournament. Fast bowlers have been dominating their opponents in this tournament, but they have been finding it difficult to take wickets in the middle overs. In the previous Pakistan vs India clash of group stage, Pakistan had dominated India in the first half of the innings when they restricted them to 66-4. But they couldn’t make it count as India made a come back and took the total to a decent score.

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Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam was heavily criticized for not continuing with fast bowlers when India was 66-4. Spinners couldn’t dominate Indian batsman and gave away runs which eased the pressure on India. However, Pakistan were able to keep them under 270 as India was looking to post 300 plus. All 10 wickets were shared between the Pakistani fast bowlers.

Pakistani team couldn’t test their batsman in this high-pressure chase against India as the match was washed away by rain as Pakistan batsman wasn’t even able to came out to bat. This would have given them a chance to test their batting while chasing in ODIs against India and overcome any weakness before the Super 4 or for the final of Asia Cup 2023 if both Pakistan and India qualified, and most importantly, for the all-important clash at Ahmedabad in World Cup this year. Pakistan have last played an ODI against India way back in 2019.

India have the confidence of their long and reliable batting line up as was evident from the Pakistan vs India clash in the group stage, where they recovered from a very troubling situation. India lower middle order rose to the occasion and took out their team out of pressure. Though, Indian batting line-up couldn’t cross the 300-run mark but still posted a fighting total on the board. They are yet to test their bowling line-up in the tournament.

Pakistan vs India – Super 4s – Asia Cup 2023 – Weather forecast on 10th September at Colombo

Heavy rains are expected on 10th September in Colombo with a 90% precipitation, which may wash away this Pakistan vs India clash but a reserve day is also in place on 11th September. This has happened for the first time that a reserve day has been kept for a match other than knock out matches.

Conduct of Asia Cup amid rainy season in Sri Lanka raises some serious questions on the Asian Cricket Council’s role in the arrangement of this Asia Cup. Last match of Asia Cup in Pakistan has been successfully played which shows that the entire tournament would have been successfully conducted in Pakistan. But thanks to ACC’s president Jay Shah, fans in Pakistan were deprived of watching Pakistan host the entire tournament.

Asia Cup could’ve been arranged in UAE as well where the last tournament was conducted in September 2022 but due to unnecessary objections of BCCI and Jay Shah, this tournament is being played on a hybrid model.

Conclusion – Pakistan vs India – Super 4s – Asia Cup 2023

Amid all these issues, Fans are eagerly waiting for this Pakistan vs India clash where they hope they will be able to enjoy the entire 100 overs. Reserve day in place may be able to provide them with this opportunity. Nevertheless, it will be an exciting contest between both the teams.

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