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India vs Pakistan Super 4 Asia Cup 2023: Key Players to Watch on Reserve Day

Cricket  •  11 Sept, 2023  •  2,465 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami

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A riveting India vs. Pakistan clash in the Asia Cup 2023 was unexpectedly interrupted by a downpour. As the rain took centre stage, attention now turned to the reserve day. With India poised at 147/2 in 24.1 overs, the cricketing world eagerly awaits the outcome.


Here, we dissect the potential game-changers in this iconic contest. Key highlights include Shreyas Iyer's injury ushering in KL Rahul, the looming question of Kohli's form, potential contributions from Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya, Pakistan's formidable pace attack, and the consideration of Shardul in place of Shami.

KL Rahul Replaces Shreyas Iyer

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An unexpected back injury to Shreyas Iyer cleared the path for KL Rahul's comeback. After a four-month injury layoff, Rahul's return to the squad offers a fascinating narrative. Renowned for his flamboyant strokes and solid technique, his inclusion might bolster India's middle order, particularly given his recent intensive training at the NCA in Bengaluru. Furthermore, having played against Pakistan before, Rahul recognises the magnitude of this high-voltage encounter.



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Will Virat Kohli Return to Form?

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The stalwart, batting at 8 when the rain halted play, has yet to showcase his prowess in this Asia Cup. With Kohli at the crease and known for being a chase master, he could be India's ace, particularly if he rediscovers his touch on the reserve day. Kohli's returning to form would not only bolster the team's spirit but also set a daunting target for Pakistan's bowlers.

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