Regardless of overcast skies and the specter of rain, India gained the toss and determined to bat towards arch rivals Pakistan. Babar Azam mentioned Pakistan would even have batted first had they gained the toss.
India went for the choice of a seam bowler who can bat at No. 8, which meant Shardul Thakur pipped Prasidh Krishna and Mohammed Shami to a spot within the XI. Ishan Kishan, getting a few extra alternatives as KL Rahul recovers from a niggle, was slated to bat at No. 3 within the workforce listing shared by the BCCI with Virat Kohli shifting right down to No. 4. Jasprit Bumrah and Shreyas Iyer made their much-awaited ODI comebacks after recovering from again surgical procedures.
After an enormous win towards Nepal within the match opener, Pakistan had introduced an unchanged XI a day earlier than the match.
This was the primary ODI between the 2 conventional rivals since their conflict within the 2019 World Cup. This contest could not have enormous significance within the context of the Asia Cup as two out of three groups from every group make it into the Tremendous Fours. The third workforce in India and Pakistan’s group is Nepal.
Despite the fact that Pakistan are the official hosts of the match, the Indian authorities did not enable the workforce to journey to Pakistan, which meant the competition needed to happen at a impartial venue: Pallekele in Sri Lanka.
India 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Ishan Kishan (wk), 4 Virat Kohli, 5 Shreyas Iyer, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Mohammed Siraj, 11 Jasprit Bumrah
Pakistan 1 Fakhar Zaman, 2 Imam-ul-Haq, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 5 Agha Salman, 6 Iftikhar Ahmed, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Mohammad Nawaz, 9 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 10 Naseem Shah, 11 Haris Rauf