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Asia Cup 2023: Who has the stronger pace attack in IND vs PAK Match?

By Kaif - September 1, 2023 - Last updated on Sep 01, 2023 02:26 PM
Asia Cup 2023: Who has the stronger pace attack in IND vs PAK Match?

In the India vs Pakistan match, 6 fast bowlers will trouble the batsmen. Who will prove to be more dangerous among Bumrah, Shami, and Siraj or Shaheen, Naseem, and Rauf?

Asia Cup 2023

In the Asia Cup 2023, a blockbuster match will be played between India and Pakistan on 2 September (Saturday). Fans and cricket experts from all over the world are giving their opinions about this match. In the eyes of some, India is favorite while some are calling Pakistan strong. Both the teams are being compared through different figures. By the way, bowling decides the difference between victory and defeat in big matches. The team whose bowling performs well in the moments of pressure, that team manages to win the match.

Who has the stronger pace attack in IND vs PAK Match?

Before the India vs Pakistan match, it is important to know the strength of the pace bowling attack of both teams. When we look at the teams of India and Pakistan, there are 3-3 premium fast bowlers in both teams. India has fast bowlers like Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj. Whereas Pakistan team has Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf. We are going to talk about three such factors, through which it will be clear which of the two teams is stronger.

Recent performance of fast bowlers of both the teams

Recent performance of Indian bowlers; Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj have not played many matches in recent times. After returning from injury, Bumrah played only 2 T20 matches against Ireland, in which he took 4 wickets. Whereas Mohammed Shami played the last international match during the World Test Championship. During that time he took 4 wickets in both the innings. The team management had rested Shami after the WTC final. Shami played the last ODI match before the IPL against Australia, in which he could not take a single wicket. Shami has played a total of 8 ODI Internationals this year and taken 10 wickets.

Asia Cup 2023: Who has the stronger pace attack in IND vs PAK Match?

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Talking about Mohammad Siraj, he last played against West Indies. Then Siraj took five wickets in the second match of the Test series. Since then Siraj is also running in rest mode. If we look at it, Siraj played his last ODI match against Australia in March, in which he took two wickets. Siraj has taken 19 wickets after playing 8 ODI matches in 2023.

Recent performance of Pakistan bowlers; All three fast bowlers of Pakistan are in excellent form. He recently performed strongly in the ODI series against Afghanistan on Sri Lankan soil. Also, all three played well in the opening match of Asia Cup 2023. Shaheen took 6 wickets in the ODI series against Afghanistan. Whereas Haris had broken the back of the Afghanistan team by taking 5 wickets in the very first match of the ODI series. Whereas Naseem Shah took 1-1 in the first two matches. In the second ODI, Naseem also gave a thrilling victory to Pakistan by scoring 10 runs in 5 balls.

Asia Cup 2023: Who has the stronger pace attack in IND vs PAK Match?

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This year the performance of all the three Pakistani bowlers has been excellent. Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah have played 8-8 ODI matches in the year 2023. During this, both the players took 16-16 wickets. And Haris Rauf took 17 wickets in 10 ODIs. If we look at the recent performance, Pakistani bowlers are looking far ahead of Indian pacers. While on one hand the trio of Indian fast bowlers have not been playing cricket for the last several months, on the other hand the pacers of the neighboring country have been in excellent form.

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Performance against each other team

Performance of Indian bowlers against Pakistan; Jasprit Bumrah has played 5 ODIs against Pakistan and taken 4 wickets with an economy rate of 4.97. On the other hand, Mohammed Shami took 5 wickets in 3 ODIs against Pakistan at an average of 21.40. Bumrah and Shami have also taken 2-2 wickets by playing 3-3 T20 matches against Pakistan. Mohammad Siraj will be seen playing against Pakistan for the first time in any format.

Performance of Pakistani bowlers against India; Only Shaheen has played ODI cricket against India in Pakistan's trio of pacers. Shaheen has played one ODI match against Team India, in which he did not get any wicket. Shaheen, Naseem and Haris have also played 2, 3 and 4 T20 matches against India respectively. During this, Shaheen took 3 wickets, and Naseem and Rauf took 4 wickets each.

Which team's bowler has more experience in ODIs?

Indian fast bowlers have played more ODI matches than Pakistani pacers. Bumrah, Shami and Siraj have played a total of 186 matches, while Pakistan's pace trio has played a total of 76 matches. In such a situation, the Indian trio has more experience of playing 110 ODI matches. Jasprit Bumrah took 121 wickets in 72 ODI matches at an average of 24.30. Whereas Shami took 162 wickets in 90 matches at an average of 25.98. Whereas Siraj took 43 wickets in 24 matches at an average of 20.72.

Shaheen Afridi has played 40 ODI matches for Pakistan, in which he took 78 wickets at an average of 23.08. Naseem Shah took 26 wickets in 11 ODI matches at an average of 16.15. On the other hand, the third fast bowler Haris Rauf took 46 wickets in 25 ODIs at an average of 25.76.

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