India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 Live Updates: In their much-anticipated Asia Cup opening, India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat against Pakistan. Shreyas Iyer returns to the Indian middle order after a lengthy injury absence, as does Jasprit Bumrah, who will lead the pace assault alongside Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur. Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja are India’s other spinners. Pakistan has kept the same starting lineup that crushed Nepal in the tournament opener.

India vs Pakistan Players

S.No.India Players XIPakistan Players XI
1Rohit SharmaFakhar Zaman
2Shubman GillImam-ul-Haq
3Virat KohliBabar Azam
4Shreyas IyerMohammad Rizwan
5Ishan KishanIftikhar Ahmed
6Hardik Pandya Agha Salman
7Ravindra JadejaShadab Khan
8Shardul ThakurMohammad Nawaz
9Kuldeep YadavShaheen Afridi
10Jasprit BumrahNaseem Shah
11Mohammed SirajHaris Rauf

India vs Pakistan Live Score

IND 26/1 in 6 overs

Gill hits a single, putting Virat Kohli on the attack against Naseem. With a stinging delivery towards the middle-stump, Naseem nearly squares up Kohli. Kohli takes a soft lead edge towards cover. Naseem is wayward, spraying the ball down leg for five wides. Kohli goes through the covers with a hint of space. Kohli takes the length on offer and hammers the ball past the inner-circle for FOUR.

IND 15/1 in 5 overs

Sep 2, 2023 at 03:56

The game resumes with Shaheen colliding with Rohit. Rohit begins over with a solid block. Rohit takes a late leave while Shaheen angles one across. Beaten. Shaheen’s full and straighter, and the ball hisses beyond the outside-edge. OUT, Shaheen to Rohit! A jaffa to imprison the India captain. Shaheen hits it perfectly, and the ball travels through to reach the top of off, taking advantage of the small gap between Rohit’s bat and pad.

5 over – Rain Stops Play

Sep 2, 2023 at 03:22

Shaheen carries on. Fraction shorter to Rohit and tapped solidly towards the cover fielder. There’s a sudden downpour, and there are the covers! The players run back to the locker rooms as we prepare for a frustrating break.

While we wait, former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez discusses how India must find a method to deal with pressure in the knockout stages.

IND 15/0 in 4 overs

Sep 2, 2023 at 03:16

Naseem delivers a quick outswinger way beyond Gill’s grasp. Outside of the off-stump, Naseem retains perfect control, and Gill is content to shoulder arms. A broad trail to follow. Naseem finds his line again, prompting Gill to take a late leave outside the off-stump. Naseem charges in, and Gill pulls away just as Naseem begins his delivery stride.

IND 14/0 in 3 overs

Sep 2, 2023 at 03:12

Shaheen starts with a broad. Rohit blocks it out with a weak push towards cover this time. Full on the legs, Rohit casually flicks the ball behind the square for FOUR. Shaheen pushes the ball across the field, and Rohit bends forward to pass it to the cover fielder. This time, Rohit jumps up to leave the ball on length. Another yorker, and Rohit does well to pull it out from the middle-stump line by bending low. Shaheen probes Rohit with another straight delivery, and the India skipper guides the ball barely past the bowler with his gentle hands.

IND 9/0 in 2 overs

Sep 2, 2023 at 03:09

Naseem Shah on the other end. Rohit begins with a beautiful delivery on length outside the off-stump, and he finishes on length. Naseem propels the ball forward, keeping it dangerously low as it approaches the goalkeeper. That will raise some eyebrows among the batters. A single is on the way. Naseem thuds the ball high onto Gill’s pads, eliciting a loud yell. Gill makes a mistake by shifting to the backfoot and attempting a flick against a fast delivery. This time, Naseem goes wider, and Rohit dabs the ball down to third for a single.

IND 6/0 in 1 over

Sep 2, 2023 at 03:00

Rohit on strike, Shaheen at the top of his mark. A slip, fine-leg, and deep third are all in place. Shaheen begins with a brilliant inswinging yorker, which Rohit digs out of the blockhole towards cover. Shaheen slips one in, and Rohit flicks the ball beyond mid-wicket for FOUR, and he’s off to a fast start. Is that a dribble? Yes, as the ball exploded through Nawaz within the circle. Close! Shorter length and a sharp seam in the ball sliced Rohit in half. The ball is a little too high as it scrapes against the pads. Rohit works it towards the short mid-wicket, angling in again.

It is now time for the national anthems

Sep 2, 2023 at 02:54

For the national anthems, Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam lead their respective teams out.

TOSS: India wins the toss and chooses to bat

Sep 2, 2023 at 02:31

We’re going to bat first, Rohit. There is some weather around, but I can’t think about it much. To play good cricket, you must embrace the task and the environment. We took a break after the West Indies series. Everyone in Bangalore was up for the drills and challenges. Let’s see how far we can get in this event. It’s a good tournament with good competition. Finally, we need to examine what we can accomplish as a group. Iyer has returned, Bumrah has returned, and we now have three seamers with Shardul and Siraj. Kuldeep and Jadeja are our two spinners.

Pitch Report

Sep 2, 2023 at 02:24

Sanjay Manjrekar: A high-quality and one-of-a-kind pitch. Fast bowlers will find seam, spinners will find turn, and a skilled hitter can reach a century on this surface. With DLS present, the captain who wins the toss may elect to bowl first.