The Indian team is set to don the name of Pakistan on their jerseys for the very first time during the upcoming Asia Cup 2023. The host nations for the Continental Cup, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, will commence the tournament on August 30th with a match between Pakistan and Nepal.
Notably, India, having expressed reservations about playing in Pakistan, has chosen to hold all their matches in Sri Lanka. Nevertheless, as Pakistan holds the primary hosting responsibilities, the Indian cricket team will carry the host country’s name on their jerseys.
The emblem of the Asia Cup 2023 will be adorned with Pakistan’s designation positioned above it. Scheduled for September 2nd, India is poised to engage in their inaugural match against Pakistan. This high-voltage clash is set to unfold in Kandy, with a packed stadium anticipating the spectacle. It’s worth noting that this rivalry might extend beyond a solitary encounter. Should both teams progress to the Super 4s and subsequently vie for the Continental Cup championship, they could potentially cross paths twice more.
Reflecting on the previous year’s Asia Cup, India was unable to secure a berth in the finals. However, in the current scenario, the team led by Rohit Sharma is brimming with determination to clinch the Asia Cup title for an impressive seventh occasion.
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