Asia Cup 2023 Live: India opt to bat against Pakistan

Asia Cup 2023 Live: The Indian cricket team has opted to bat first against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023 match being played in Karachi on Saturday.

The toss was held at 14:30 PKT, and India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat.

The decision to bat first is a bold one, as Pakistan have a strong bowling attack led by Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hasan Ali. However, India have a world-class batting line-up led by Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul.

The match is being played at the National Stadium in Karachi, which is a batting-friendly wicket. However, the conditions are expected to be hot and humid, which could make it difficult for the bowlers.

India will be looking to get off to a good start and post a big total. Pakistan, on the other hand, will be hoping to restrict India to a low score and then chase it down.

The match is expected to be a close one, and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.

Here are the playing XIs for both teams:

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Wasim Jr.

The match is being live-streamed on the Star Sports network in India and Pakistan.

Stay tuned for updates on the match.

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