India A will lock horns with Pakistan A in a highly-anticipated ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023 Group B clash at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday, July 19. The marquee India vs Pakistan cricket match is scheduled to start at 2:00 PM IST.
Led by captain Yash Dhull, India A have been one of the most dominant teams in the ongoing ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023.
The Indian cricket team started their ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023 campaign by beating United Arab Emirates by eight wickets, before thrashing Nepal by nine wickets in their second Group B encounter.
With four points from two matches, India A are currently at the top of the Group B standings and have already secured a place in the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023 semi-finals.
Meanwhile, captain Yash Dhull, Abhishek Sharma and Sai Sudharsan have grabbed the limelight with their dazzling batting performances in the ongoing 50-over tournament.
In the bowling department, pacers Harshit Rana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, spinners Nishant Sindhu and Manav Suthar have been impressive for India A.
On the other hand, the Mohammad Haris-led Pakistan cricket team have also booked their place in the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023 semi-finals. They beat Nepal by four wickets in their opening clash and followed it up by hammering United Arab Emirates by a massive 184 runs.
Pakistan A are currently placed second in the Group B standings due to an inferior net run-rate.
Tayyab Tahir, Saim Ayub, Sahibzada Farhan, Kamran Ghulam and skipper Mohammad Haris have been some of the standout batters for Pakistan A in the ongoing tournament.
Fast bowlers Shahnawaz Dahani, Mohammad Wasim Jr and right-arm off-spinner Qasim Akram have shone with the ball for Pakistan A.
The winner of the India A vs Pakistan A clash on Wednesday will bag the top spot in Group B.
While India A and Pakistan A have not clashed in the 50-over format since 2006, the Men in Blue won four of their last five meetings in one of cricket’s biggest rivalries.
Where to watch India A vs Pakistan A ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023 match live?
Live streaming of India A vs Pakistan A ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023 match will be available on FanCode in India.
There will be no live telecast of the India A vs Pakistan A ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023 match on any TV channel in India.
India A vs Pakistan A ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023 squads
India A: Yash Dhull (captain), Abhishek Sharma (vice-captain), Prabhsimran Singh (wicket-keeper), Dhruv Jurel (wicket-keeper), Sai Sudharsan, Nikin Jose, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Nishant Sindhu, Manav Suthar, Yuvrajsinh Dodiya, Harshit Rana, Akash Singh, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Riyan Parag
Pakistan A: Mohammad Haris (captain/wicket-keeper), Omair Yousuf (vice-captain), Amad Butt, Arshad Iqbal, Haseebullah Khan, Kamran Ghulam, Shahnawaz Dahani, Mehran Mumtaz, Mubasir Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Qasim Akram, Sahibzada Farhan, Saim Ayub, Sufiyan Muqeem, Tayyab Tahir
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