Pakistan vs India

Pakistan and India will lock horns today in a high-octane clash in the 2023 Asia Cup. It will be a full house at the Pallekele Stadium in Sri Lanka.

India-Pakistan cricket match pits one of the biggest rivalries in sports and this year’s Asia Cup could produce three such clashes, starting with the Group A match today (2 September 2023).

Here we have the Pakistan vs India Asia Cup live stream, date, start time, preview, team news, probable XI, key stats, and how to watch on TV.

Pakistan vs India: Date, Start Time, Venue

  • Asia Cup 2023 | Match 3
  • Pakistan vs. India | Group A
  • Date: Saturday, 2 September 2023
  • Start Time: 9:30 am GMT
  • Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka will host the match, which has a capacity of 35,000. The match starts at 2:30 pm PST, which is 3:00 pm IST.

Team News and Probable XI

Here is the team news for India and Pakistan for today’s match.

Pakistan Team News and Playing XI

Despite recent struggles, Fakhar Zaman will retain his position considering his record against India. Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed both scored centuries against Nepal. They will be key to score runs against India.

Shaheen Afridi will be a key weapon against India’s top order.

Playing XI

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf.

India Team News and Probable XI

Rohit Sharma’s side will be at full strength, with Jasprit Bumrah fully fit. Mohammad Siraj will be another key pace bowler.

Rohit Sharma will open the innings for India with Shubman Gill. Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan will man the middle order.

Probable XI

Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur/Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.

Head-to-head in ODI

India and Pakistan last met in the 2019 World Cup in the ODI format. India scored 336/5 and won by 89 runs (D/L method).

Pakistan and India have faced each other 132 times in ODI, with Pakistan winning 73 and India 55.

Key Stats

  • Babar Azam hasn’t gone past fifty against India. In five ODI innings, he averaged 31.60 with a high score of 48.
  • Rohit has gone past 90 three times against Pakistan in his last five ODI innings.

How to Watch Pakistan vs India Asia Cup Match?

Today’s Pakistan vs India match will be available live on PTV Sports in Pakistan. In India, Star Sports will broadcast the match live, with live streaming free on the Disney+ Hotstar app.

In Bangladesh, fans can watch the match on T Sports and GTV Sports.

Here are the official broadcasters of this year’s Asia Cup cricket tournament in different countries.

Location  TV and Live Stream 
India Star Sports, Disney+ Hotstar
Pakistan PTV Sports, Ten Sports 
Bangladesh Gazi TV (GTV), Toffee, Rabitholebd
UK and Ireland TNT Sports, Discovery+
USA Willow TV
Australia  Foxtel, Kayo Sports 
New Zealand  Sky Sports NZ, Sky Go app
South Africa  SuperSport, DStv app
MENA CricLife Max, STARZ Play
Afghanistan  Ariana TV


Watch the Pakistan vs. India Live Stream for Free Online

You can easily watch the Asia Cup 2023 match between India and Pakistan live stream for free on the Disney+ Hotstar app.

Just download the app from your app store and enjoy every ball life for free in India. 

However, if you are from anywhere else in the world, a VPN will help you to connect to an Indian server, and let you watch the live stream for free.

Follow the steps below to watch Pakistan vs India live stream for free.

  1. Download and Install a reliable VPN
  2. Open the VPN app and connect to a server in India. For example, connect to New Delhi
  3. Now download and install the Disney+ Hotstar app from your app store
  4. Open the Disney+ Hotstar app. There you can easily select and start streaming the match live for free
Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports.


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