Thrilling Showdown: India vs. Pakistan – Asia Cup 2023 Super Fours Match Highlights

Thrilling Showdown: India vs. Pakistan – Asia Cup 2023 Super Fours Match Highlights!” KL Rahul made a triumphant return to the playing XI after a hiatus since May, while Jasprit Bumrah retook his place in the team, replacing Mohammed Shami. However, the Indian side faced an unfortunate setback as Shreyas Iyer had to miss the match due to a back spasm.

As the sun shone brightly in Colombo, Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, won the toss and chose to field. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma disclosed the two changes in the lineup, one of which was necessitated by Shreyas Iyer’s unfortunate back spasm. This was a disappointment for Iyer, who had only recently returned to action following a lengthy injury layoff and had played just two matches in the group stage of the Asia Cup.

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In Shreyas Iyer’s absence, India reintroduced wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul to the team, marking his first competitive appearance since sustaining an injury during an IPL 2023 match on May 1. Additionally, Jasprit Bumrah made a comeback, replacing Mohammed Shami, as the pace spearhead returned to action after his paternity leave.

In contrast, Pakistan decided to stick with their winning combination from the previous Super Fours match against Bangladesh, fielding an unchanged XI for this high-stakes encounter against arch-rivals India.

Here are the playing XIs for the IND vs. PAK match:

India (Playing XI):

  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Virat Kohli
  • KL Rahul (In for Shreyas Iyer)
  • Ishan Kishan (WK)
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Jasprit Bumrah (In for Mohammed Shami)

Pakistan (Unchanged XI):

  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Babar Azam (C)
  • Mohammad Rizwan (WK)
  • Agha Salman
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Shadab Khan
  • Faheem Ashraf
  • Shaheen Afridi
  • Naseem Shah
  • Haris Rauf”

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