The high-voltage Asia Cup clash between Pakistan and India is set to take place on 2nd September, 2023. The 3rd Match of the Asia Cup 2023 is scheduled to take place at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
Pakistan won the opening match of their campaign against Nepal on 30th August and this will be their second fixture. India will kick-off its Asia Cup 2023 journey with this first clash against Pakistan.
The pitch is going to play a big role in this match as both the sides are playing on a neutral venue. Let’s take a look at the Pitch Report for Pakistan vs India match.
We saw this pitch helping bowlers in the 2nd match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan fast bowler Pathirana picked 4 wickets which gives us a picture of how the pitch is going to behave in this upcoming clash. The batters need to settle themselves slowly to go for big shots later and produce high-score innings.
This venue has hosted 34 ODI matches so far out of which 14 have been won by team batting first and 19 were won by the chasing teams.
The 1st innings average score at this venue is 240.
The weather report predicts rainy weather on the match day. The temperature is expected to hover around 25°C. Thundershowers are expected in the morning but it is expected to stop towards the evening.
India and Pakistan have never faced each other on this ground before. To get the stats for Pakistan and India on this ground, we have analysed the head to head stats for Sri Lanka against Pakistan and India on this ground.
|Matches Played||PAK Won||SL Won||NR|
|Vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele||3||1||2||0|
India clearly have an edge over Pakistan at this ground as they have won 3 out of 3 ODIs against Sri Lanka here while Pakistan has faced Sri Lanka in 3 matches but won only once.
|Matches Played||IND Won||SL Won||NR|
|Vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele||3||3||0||0|