Nepal vs Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023

Nepal vs Pakistan, the inaugural match of the Asia Cup 2023 will be played on August 30 at Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan. The match will be the first meet for the teams in ODI. Here, we will discuss Nepal vs Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023.

Nepal vs Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023
Nepal vs Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023

Nepal vs Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023

Nepal vs Pakistan is a very awaited match for the Nepali cricket team as they are playing against the world champion team. It is a very good opportunity for the Nepali cricket team to show their ability in world cricket. Nepali players already get some good experience playing against big teams in the World Cup Qualifier. We are expecting a tough fight in Nepal vs Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023.

Nepal vs Pakistan Match Details

Topic:Nepal vs Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023
Match:Nepal vs Pakistan
Venue:Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
Date:30th August 2023
Time:03:00 PM Local ( 03:45 PM Nepali Time )
Captains:Rohit Paudel (Nepal) & Babar Azam (Pakistan)

Nepal and Pakistan in Previous Asia Cup Editions

Nepal is a rising team in world cricket whereas Pakistan is a World Champion team. Nepal is appearing first time in Asia Cup in 2023. In 2002, Nepal qualified for Asia Cup but due to the India-Pakistan conflict, the tournament was not take place. Pakistan is 2 times champions in Asia Cup in 2000 and 2012. Pakistan also runners up 3 times in 1986, 2014, and 2022.

Nepal and Pakistan’s Recent Performance in ODI

In the recent 5 ODI’s of respective teams, Nepal won only 2 and lost in 3 matches whereas Pakistan won 4 and lost only one. Nepal could only win one match in World Cup Qualifiers. Nepal won the ACC Premier Cup 2023 and remained an unbeaten team in the tournament.

Probable Playing XI Analysis

Probable XI analysis for Nepal vs Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023:

Nepal Probable XI: Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Bhim Sharki, Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Malla, DS Airee, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi

Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh can give a good start for Nepal. They showed their abilities against quality bowlers in the past games. Bhim Sharki can play an Anker role in the team. Rohit Paudel captain himself is the most trusted batter in the team. Kushal Malla, DS Airee, and Gulshan Jha could be good all-round options for the team. They are capable of making the team win from their bowling and batting.

Sompal Kami and Karan KC are the fast bowlers for Nepal and are also capable with the bat. Sandeep Lamichhane and Lalit Rajbanshi are the prime spinners for Nepal. Sandeep is a world-class leg-spinner and has played cricket around the world. Lalit Rajbanshi has done an excellent job with his slow left-arm orthodox bowling.

Pakistan Probable XI: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf

Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman are one of the best opening duos of the tournament. Babar Azam is currently the no. 1 ODI batter in the ICC rankings. Rizwan is the wicket-keeper batsman for Pakistan. Iftikhar, Salman, Shadab, and Nawaz could be good all-round options for Pakistan. Shaheen, Naseem, and Rauf are one of the best pace attacks in world cricket.

Nepal Squad

  1. Rohit Paudel (c)
  2. Kushal Bhurtel
  3. Aasif Sheikh (wk)
  4. Aarif Sheikh
  5. Bhim Sharki
  6. Kushal Malla
  7. Dipendra Singh Airee
  8. Gulshan Jha
  9. Karan KC
  10. Sompal Kami
  11. Sandeep Lamichhane
  12. Lalit Rajbanshi
  13. Sundeep Jora
  14. Shyam Dhakal
  15. Kishor Mahato
  16. Pratis GC
  17. Arjun Saud

Pakistan Squad

  1. Babar Azam (c)
  2. Abdullah Shafique
  3. Fakhar Zaman
  4. Imam-ul-Haq
  5. Salman Ali Agha
  6. Iftikhar Ahmed
  7. Tayyab Tahir
  8. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
  9. Mohammad Haris
  10. Shadab Khan
  11. Mohammad Nawaz
  12. Usama Mir
  13. Faheem Ashraf
  14. Haris Rauf
  15. Mohammad Wasim Jnr
  16. Naseem Shah
  17. Shaheen Afridi

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