The countdown for the Asia Cup 2023 has begun. This tournament is to start from August 30, for which the Indian team has also been announced recently. India will start their campaign by playing a match against Pakistan on 2 September. Before this great match, Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam has said a big thing about the Indian team in gestures.
Babar Azam’s big statement
Pakistan captain Babar Azam said before the ODI series against Afghanistan that all the players of the team are inspired by the ‘hunger’ of victory and all eyes are now on winning the Asia Cup and World Cup titles. We have seen recently that different players have become man of the match in different matches. This is a good sign for any team. When you perform in big tournaments, your morale goes up as a team and as an individual.
The first two ODIs of the ODI series will be played in Hambantota. At the same time, the third match will be played at the R Pressadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Along with this, Babar said that Sri Lanka is like a second home for him. He enjoys playing here. Sri Lanka and Pakistan are hosting the Asia Cup. 9 matches including the final will be played in Sri Lanka while 4 matches will be played in Pakistan.
India’s match against Pakistan will be on September 2
In the Asia Cup 2023, the Indian team will play its first match against Pakistan on 2 September in Kandy, Sri Lanka. After this, India has to play its second match against Nepal on 4 September. Teams of India, Pakistan and Nepal are in the same Group-A, while the teams of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are included in Group-B.