Pakistan is today playing the second match aginst India for Asia Cup 2023. Before that, Pakistan played the most anticipated India vs. Pakistan match on September 2, 2023, and the match was dismissed due to rain.
Pakistan first hosted the Asia Cup in 2008. They have achieved victory twice in the Asia Cup, in 2000 and 2012. The Asia Cup alternates between one-day internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 (T20) matches every two years.
Pakistan Squad Asia Cup 2023 Overview
|Name of the Tournament||Asia Cup 2023|
|Conducting Authority||Asian Cricket Council (ACC)|
|Host Country||Pakistan & Sri Lanka|
|No. of times Pakistan Hosted the Asia Cup||2008, 2023 (co-hosting with Sri Lanka)|
|No. of Asia Cups won by Pakistan||2 Times (2000, 2012)|
|ODI Ranking of Pakistan||2|
|First Match of Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023||Pakistan vs Nepal (August 30, 2023)|
Asia Cup 2023 Pakistan Timetable IST
Pakistan will host 4 matches, while Sri Lanka will host the other 9 matches in the Asia Cup 2023. The very first match will take place on August 30, 2023, between Pakistan and Nepal at Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan.
|August 30, 2023||3:30 PM||Pakistan vs Nepal (PAK won by 238 runs)||Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan|
|September 2, 2023||2 PM||Pakistan vs India (No result)||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele|
|September 6, 2023||3:30 PM||Bangladesh vs Pakistan (PAK won by 7 wickets)||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|September 10, 2023||2 PM||Pakistan vs India||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 14, 2023||2 PM||Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 17, 2023||2 PM||Asia Cup 2023 Final||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
Pakistan Squad for Asia Cup 2023
The Pakistani Cricket team is leading the ODI ranking at number 2. Most of the players of the Pakistani squad are in great form including the star bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi.
PCB announced the Pakistan Squad for Asia Cup 2023
Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (Wk), Shadab Khan (VC), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Haris (Wk), Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Ihsanullah, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood and Usama Mir.Pakistan Squad for Asia Cup 2023
Pakistan Playing 11 Asia Cup 2023
Here’s the list of playing 11 for Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023:
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.Pakistan Playing 11 Asia Cup 2023
Top Order: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique
Middle order: Babar Azam (C), Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Tayyab Tahir, Saud Shakeel
Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris
Spinners: Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir
Pacers: Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Faheem Ashraf
Asia Cup 2023 Pakistan Captain
Babar Azam is leading the Pakistani Squad for the Asia Cup 2023. He made his ODI debut in 2015 against Zimbabwe, and so far he has played 100 ODI matches and scored 5089 runs.
Babar holds some exceptional records, and currently, he is the number one player in the ICC ODI ranking.
Asia Cup 2023 Pakistan Wicket-keeper
Mohammad Rizwan is the wicketkeeper for Pakistan in the Asia Cup in 2023. He made his ODI debut in 2015 against Bangladesh, and so far he has played 57 ODI matches and scored 1408 runs.
Although the career of Mohammad Rizwan is nothing extraordinary, he definitely holds a lot of potential for becoming the best wicketkeeper.
Most Runs In Asia Cup by Pakistani Players
Most Wickets in Asia Cup by Pakistani Players
Pakistan Squad Asia Cup 2023 FAQs
A. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the host countries for the Asia Cup 2023.
A. Babar Azam will be the Captain of the Pakistani Squad for the Asia Cup 2023.
A. Mohammad Rizwan is expected to be the wicketkeeper of the Pakistani Squad.
A. Shoaib Malik has scored the maximum runs for the Pakistani team in the Asia Cup.
A. Saeed Ajmal took the most wickets in the Asia Cup for Pakistan.
A. Pakistan has won the Asia Cup tournament twice, in 2000 and 2012.
A. Pakistan hosted the Asia Cup once, in 2008.