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India vs Pakistan: Who Emerged Victorious in Their Last Encounter? 

After a gap of 10 months, India and Pakistan will lock horns in the Asia Cup 2023, scheduled to begin on August 30. The blockbuster clash between archrivals India and Pakistan is on September 2 at Pallekele International Stadium in Kandy. YuppTV, the most preferred service provider for streaming Indian content through TV channels and OTTs will live stream the Asia Cup and upcoming ICC 2023 Men’s World Cup. Watch India vs Pakistan live on YuppTV and stay updated with live scores. 

The last time when both teams faced each other was in the T20 World Cup at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. India won the nail-biting encounter on the last ball of the game. Virat Kohli and Ravichander Ashwin stole the win from Pakistan in an exciting clash. The drama, suspense, and thrill in the final over has kept everyone on the edge of their seats. 

As the 2023 Asia Cup draws close, all eyes are on the nail-biting encounter between India and Pakistan. Alongside debutant Nepal and two-time winner Pakistan, India finds itself in Group A. Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh join Group B. Cricket fans across the globe are buzzing with excitement to see India and Pakistan in the same group and fight each other. The six-team tournament promises intense cricketing battles and thrilling encounters among the participating nations. 

Pakistan announced its 18-man squad for the Asia Cup hosted by Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Cricket history will remember this edition of the continental cricket event as the first tournament jointly hosted by two nations.   

Here is the Pakistan Squad –  

Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Tayyab Tahir, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi. 

The Men in Green is a formidable side with a perfect balance of experienced players and young talents. Considered one of the best opening pair, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan brace themselves to provide a brilliant start at the top of the order. Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Shadab Khan will look after the formalities in the middle order. Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf will spearhead the pace attack. The all-rounders will bring a flawless balance to the team’s dynamism.  

Led by Rohit Sharma, team India is yet to announce the squad. Cricket fans predict the probable side with their choice of players. If KL Rahul fails in the fitness test, it will open the doors for Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, and Shubhman Gill to open the order with skipper Rohit. The experience of Virat comes in handy at the third position. Virat has a fantastic record against Pakistan, and fans expect him to unleash his beast mode in this game. Uncertainty over Shreyas Iyer gives Suryakumar Yadav an edge at the most crucial fourth spot.  

Jasprith Bumrah is all set to make a comeback after a long time. Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, and Mukesh Kumar will oversee the pace unit. Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, and Axar Patel will look after the spin. The presence of all-rounders like Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja strengthens the team.  

Both the teams are in fantastic form and poised equally. While India aims at bolstering their bowing abilities, Pakistan wants consistency in their batting. Asia Cup 2023 is a terrific opportunity for the neighboring nations as it provides immense confidence ahead of the world cup.  

YuppTV brings the larger-than-life exciting battle between India and Pakistan on September 2.