Pakistan vs India Asia Cup 2023 3rd ODI: Stats Preview of Players' Records and Approaching Milestones
India and Pakistan are gearing up for the most awaited Asia Cup 2023 match. Pakistan have already won their first match, meanwhile, for India, this will mark the opener for the tournament.
The much-awaited showdown between India vs Pakistan is scheduled for the ODI Asia Cup on September 2nd at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele. Their last ODI encounter took place during the 2019 World Cup, where India emerged victorious.
India will head into the Asia Cup 2023 with confidence, following their dominant victory in the T20I series against Ireland and their successful performance in their last ODI series against the West Indies. On the other hand, Pakistan will also enter the contest with momentum, having achieved a clean sweep against Afghanistan in the ODI series and a similar feat against Sri Lanka in the test series.
In the Indian squad, Tilak Varma has received his maiden call-up for the ODI format. The return of Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul, who have recovered from long-term injuries, adds significant strength to the Indian team. Rohit Sharma boasts an impressive record against the co-hosting team in ODIs, having scored 720 runs in 16 innings with an average of 51.42, including 6 half-centuries and 2 centuries. Another key pillar of the team, Virat Kohli, also has a strong record against Pakistan in ODIs, having scored 536 runs in 13 innings with an average of 48.72, including 2 half-centuries and 2 centuries. In the bowling department, Ravindra Jadeja has proven to be very effective with his spin against the co-hosting team in ODIs, having taken 10 wickets in 9 innings with an economy rate of 4.93.
In the Pakistan camp, opener Fakhar Zaman has consistently performed well against India, amassing 207 runs in 4 innings at an impressive average of 51.75, including one half-century and one century. In the bowling department, Shadab Khan has proven to be effective with his spin against India in ODIs, having picked up 4 wickets in just 5 matches with an economy rate of 6.56. This makes him a valuable asset in the current bowling lineup of the co-hosting team.
A significant battle to watch out for is the clash between Virat Kohli and Babar Azam, both of whom are pivotal for their respective teams. Virat Kohli boasts a phenomenal record in ODIs, having scored 12,898 runs with an impressive average of 57.3, which includes 65 half-centuries and 46 centuries. On the other hand, Babar Azam currently holds the number 1 ranking in ODIs and has been outstanding in this format, accumulating 5,353 runs with a remarkable average of 59.47. His ODI record includes 28 half-centuries and 19 centuries.
Also see: Most Runs in Asia Cup 2023
Here are some important stats and numbers ahead of the 3rd Match of Asia Cup between India and Pakistan:
Head-to-Head Records: In a total of 132 ODIs played between the two teams, Pakistan has dominated the contest with 73 wins, as opposed to India's 55 wins, while 4 games have ended with no results. In the context of the Asia Cup, both teams have clashed on 13 occasions. India has emerged victorious in 7 games and faced defeat in 5 games, with 1 match ending with no result.
102 -Virat Kohli (12898) requires 102 runs to complete 13000 runs in ODIs.
163 -Rohit Sharma (9837) needs 163 runs to complete 10000 runs in ODIs.
63 -Shubman Gill (1437) is 63 runs away from reaching the milestone of 1500 runs in ODIs.
7 -Mohammed Siraj (43) needs 7 wickets to reach the milestone of 50 wickets in ODIs.
6 -Ravindra Jadeja (194) needs six more wickets to get to 200 ODI wickets.
3 -Axar Patel (147) needs three wickets to get to 150 wickets in international cricket.
5 – Babar Azam (45) needs five grabs to complete 50 catches in ODIs.
4 – Haris Rauf (46) is four scalps away from reaching 50 wickets in ODI cricket.
1 - Shadab Khan (199) requires one scalp to reach 200 wickets across formats.
3-Shaheen Afridi (247) requires 3 wickets to reach 250 wickets across formats.
154 – Fakhar Zaman (4846) needs 154 runs to complete 5000 runs in international cricket.
111 – Imam-ul-Haq (2889) needs 111 runs to complete 3000 runs in ODI cricket.