India vs Pakistan prediction: Asia Cup betting tips & odds

The India vs Pakistan prediction has everyone scratching their heads given how equal the two teams are. The arch rivals will be up against each other in this Asia Cup 2023 fixture on Saturday, September 2. The two teams from Group A will meet at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. The men in blue are favourites to win this clash at 9/20 (1.45) while Pakistan have bigger odds of 31/20 (2.55).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup, Group A
  • September 2, 2023 – 9:30 AM GMT
  • Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

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Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

Pallekele is known to produce good pitches for batting, especially in the first innings. The pitches tend to get slower and help spinners as the match progresses. The average first innings score at this venue stands at 248.

As for the weather, the match is likely to be affected by rain in some capacity. It is forecasted to be cloudy and humid on Saturday afternoon and evening with over 70% chance of precipitation.

India vs Pakistan Prediction

India have enjoyed an edge over Pakistan in fifty-over cricket in recent years, winning five of the last six games. The men in blue have a better batting unit on paper while Pakistan can be vulnerable.

Our Prediction: India to win this match at 9/20 (1.45).

Top Run-scorer

Virat Kohli has scored 310 runs in his last eight ODIs at an average of 52 and strike rate of 113. Bet on Kohli to be the top batter for India at 2/1 (3.00). Babar Azam is coming off a superb knock in the last game, scoring 151 off 131. Bet on Babar to be Pakistan’s top batter at 2/1 (3.00).

Our Prediction: Virat Kohli to be India’s top run-scorer at 2/1 (3.00).

Top Wicket-taker

Shaheen Shah Afridi poses a big threat against India. He has 78 wickets from 40 ODIs at a strike rate of 25.5. Back him to be Pakistan’s best bowler at 9/4 (3.25). Mohammed Siraj has taken 19 wickets in eight games this year at an average of 13.21. You can bet on him to be India’s top bowler at 3/1 (4.00).

Our Prediction: Shaheen Shah Afridi to be Pakistan’s top wicket-taker at 9/4 (3.25).

Man of the Match

There’s not many players more dependable against Pakistan than Virat Kohli. He has scored 536 runs against the rivals in ODIs with two hundreds and two fifties. You can back him to be the player of the match at 7/1 (8.00).

Our Prediction: Virat Kohli to be the Man of the Match at 7/1 (8.00) odds.

India vs Pakistan Preview

Expect a fierce battle on the field when these two rivals meet in this fixture. Here’s a short preview of two sides ahead of their clash on Saturday.


India toured West Indies recently, where they played three ODIs and won the series by 2-1. They lost the second game but won the other two games quite comprehensively. India are nearly at full strength as they gear up for the world cup.

KL Rahul has been ruled out of the first two games, which means Ishan Kishan will feature in the XI. Whether he bats in the middle order or India will tweak the order remains to be seen.


Squad: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj


Pakistan are coming off a dominant 238-run win over Nepal in their first game of the Asia Cup. Babar Azam scored 151 off 131 while Iftikhar Ahmed hammered an unbeaten 109 off 71 as they posted 342. Shadab Khan snared 4 for 27 while Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf bagged two each.

Pakistan have a settled playing XI from top to bottom and barring any late injury, they should remain unchanged.

Squad: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf

How to Watch Asia Cup 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

For the fans living in the UK, you can watch the India vs Pakistan match from the Asia Cup 2023 live on TNT Sports.

  • TNT Sports (TV)


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