Asia Cup 2023: Pakistan Announced Playing XI for opening match

Asia Cup 2023 is about to begin tomorrow with Pakistan vs Nepal. But the best part is that the men in green have announced their playing XI a day before. Now we know what the player combination is going to be. In this article, we will briefly discuss what the combination is and how it will all play out.

Read: Pakistan Squad for Asia Cup 2023 [Announced]

Firstly, here is the playing eleven.

Babar Azam Batsman
Shadab Khan Allrounder
Fakhar Zaman Batsman
Imam-ul-Haq Batsman
Salman Ali Agha Allrounder
Iftikhar Ahmad Batsman
Mohammad Nawaz Allrounder
Mohammad Rizwan Wicketkeeper Batsman
Naseem Shah Pacer
Shaheen Shah Afridi Pacer
Haris Rauf Pacer

So, Pakistan is going with 3 pacers here. Naseem and Shaheen will be key to picking early wickets. While Hari will be there to contain them in the death overs. Nawaz, Salman, and Shadab will be there to handle the middle overs. Shaddy boy will be crucial to picking wickets as well, while Nawaz will be dangerous if the ball starts to drift.

Read: Pak vs. Nepal Live Streaming Asia Cup 2023 1st Match – Watch Here

Babar and Imam are going to be the top-order, while Fakhar can be there to face the new ball as well. It all depends on what Babar is most comfortable with.

Rizwan can slide down to any number and do his thing. However, Iftikhar can be surprise for Nepali bowlers.

This was the playing 11 for the first match of Asia Cup. Let’s see how PAKISTAN performs.

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