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Catch the India vs Pakistan prediction here. Arch rivals India and Pakistan are set to lock horns yet again in this Super 4 match of the Asia Cup 2023 on Sunday, September 10. The contest will take place at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. India are slight favourites to win this match at 57/100 (1.57) whereas Pakistan have the odds of 5/4 (2.25).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup, Super 4
- September 10, 2023 – 9:30 AM GMT
- R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
R Premadasa Stadium has historically produced pitches that assist spinners more. It usually gets tougher to bat on here as the game progresses. The team batting first has won 84 games compared to 61 by the team batting second. The average first innings score here in ODIs stands at 232.
The weather forecast for Colombo doesn’t look good as thunderstorms are expected on Sunday. There’s over an 80% chance of precipitation in the afternoon and evening, and we could lose a good chunk of overs.
India vs Pakistan Prediction
The men in blue have had an upper hand in the recent head to head record, having won seven and lost two games in the last 10 clashes. Both teams have strong pace attacks but India hold an edge in the spin department, which could be crucial at this venue.
Our Prediction: India to win this match at 57/100 (1.57).
Imam-ul-Haq has 2967 runs in ODI cricket at an average of 51 and is coming off a superb 78 in the previous game. Bet on him to be Pakistan’s top batter at 11/4 (3.75). Virat Kohli has a stellar record in the format and has done well this year. Back Kohli to be the top batter for India at 9/4 (3.25).
Our Prediction: Imam-ul-Haq to be Pakistan’s top run-scorer at 11/4 (3.75).
Mohammed Siraj picked three wickets in the previous game against Nepal. He has 22 wickets in nine ODI innings this year and you can bet on him to be India’s best bowler at 11/4 (3.75). Haris Rauf has been bowling exceptionally, taking nine wickets in three games in this tournament. Back Rauf to be Pakistan’s top bowler at 3/1 (4.00).
Our Prediction: Mohammed Siraj to be India’s top wicket-taker at 11/4 (3.75).
Man of the Match
Ravindra Jadeja was excellent against Nepal, snaring 3 for 40. He could be key here with his all-round ability. Take a punt on Jadeja to be the player of the match at 9/1 (10.00).
Our Prediction: Ravindra Jadeja to be the Man of the Match at 9/1 (10.00) odds.
India vs Pakistan Preview
Every contest in the Super 4 stage will be vital with spots in the final up for grabs. Here’s a short preview of two teams ahead of their encounter on Sunday.
Following a washout against Pakistan, India hammered Nepal by 10 wickets. Mohammed Siraj and Ravindra Jadeja bagged three scalps each to restrict the opponents to 230. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill then smashed fifties to chase the revised target of 145 in just 20.1 overs.
KL Rahul is likely to be cleared for this game and as an incumbent, he should replace Ishan Kishan who had scored a brilliant 82 against Pakistan last week.
Squad: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
After topping their group, Pakistan faced Bangladesh in their first Super 4 fixture on Wednesday. They won the game by seven wickets on the back of Haris Rauf’s 4 for 19. Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Rizwan scored fifties to chase down 194 inside 40 overs.
Pakistan brought in Faheem Ashraf ahead of Mohammad Nawaz in the previous game but could revert back to the original combination at this venue.
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 in the UK, TNT Sports has the official broadcast rights of the Asia Cup 2023.
- TNT Sports (TV)
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