Pakistan’s pace battery wreaks havoc throughout Asia Cup. If we talk about the leading wicket-takers so far, then all three Pakistani fast bowlers are included in the top three. Haris Rauf has taken 9 wickets in three games. On the other hand, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Naseem Shah have taken 7-7 wickets in the same number of games. That means, in total, these three fast bowlers captured 23 of 30 wickets. In addition, all three teams Nepal, India and Bangladesh were knocked out of the race by this tempo attack. A related figure has also come to the fore.
Team India was also on the safe side
Pakistan’s Paes Batrin has achieved the feat of taking most wickets in an innings of the ODI Asia Cup for the third time. In 2004 against Bangladesh in Colombo, Pakistani pacers captured nine wickets in one inning. At the same time, the team’s pace battery scored 9 wickets against Bangladesh again after 19 years at the 2023 Asian Cup. At the start of this Asia Cup, against India, Pakistani pacers accomplished the feat for the first time in the ODI Asia Cup by capturing ten wickets.
Most wickets in an inning at the ODI Asia Cup (Pakistan Pace Battery)
- 10 wickets – Pakistan v India, Pallekele 2023
- 9 – Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Colombo 2004
- 9 – Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Lahore 2023 (same match)
If we talk about that game, the Pakistani pacesetters showed their skills again and lined up the entire Bangladeshi team for 193 runs. In that inning, Haris Rauf took 4 wickets, Naseem Shah 3 wickets and Shaheen Afridi and Faheem Ashraf 1-1 wickets. Previously, Nepal was tied with 104 runs from the Pakistan team and India with 266 runs. On September 10th there will be another competition between India and Pakistan. There the batsmen of the Indian team will have to beware of the pace battery of Pakistan and it remains to be seen how the Rohit brigade will deal with this dangerous bowling.