PAK vs NEP 1st Match Asia Cup 2023 – The 1st match of Asia Cup 2023 will be played between Pakistan vs Nepal on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, at 3:00 PM 09:30 AM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL at Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan.
The toss of this match will be done 30 minutes before the start of the match i.e. at 2:30 PM, as I have already been told that this match will be played between Pakistan vs Nepal teams, both teams have very good players.
Here Are the full details of the PAK vs NEP 1st Match Asia Cup 2023 Both Team Squad, Venue, Time and Date, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Match Prediction & Dream 11 team | Pakistan vs Nepal 1st Match Group A Asia Cup 2023
PAK vs NEP 1st Match Asia Cup 2023
|Asia Cup 2023
|Pakistan vs Nepal
|3:00 PM 09:30 AM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
|Wednesday, 30 August 2023
|Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
When: Pakistan vs Nepal Match Asia Cup 2023 on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 3:00 PM 09:30 AM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Where: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
Pakistan vs Nepal Match Live Streaming and Broadcast
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Pakistan vs Nepal Match Pitch Report
Multan Cricket Stadium has historically been helpful to batters where Pacers enjoy bowling due to the seam and swing they have on offer. Reverse swing might also disturb the batters, so they need to keep an eye on the ball. Teams winning the toss might choose to chase the total, with the average first innings total being 239.
What to expect:
Pakistan: In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of skipper Babar Azam, openers Fakhar Zaman, Imam-Ul-Haq, the middle-order trio of Mohammad Rizwan, Agha Salman and Iftikhar Ahmed to deliver the bulk of the runs.
In the previous series, openers Imam-Ul-Haq and Babar Azam showed consistency with the bat for Pakistan. Fakhar Zaman will be hoping to get back to form after not scoring a lot of runs against Afghanistan.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the pace trio of Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Haris Rauf to make early inroads with the new ball.
Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan will be the premier slow-bowling options for this opening contest.
Pakistan Key Players
- Babar Azam- the 28-year-old continues to lead by example across all formats for his country. He hit 60 runs from 86 balls in the last ODI against Afghanistan on Saturday.
- Shaheen Shah Afridi- the left-arm pace bowler enjoyed some brilliant moments for Welsh Fire during this year’s Men’s Hundred. He is a very dangerous bowler, particularly at the beginning and end of the innings.
- Haris Rauf- the 29-year-old fast bowler has been particularly impressive at the international level over the last 18 months. He is a wicket-taking threat as well as keeping the runs down.
Probable XI: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf
Pakistan Squad: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Saud Shakeel, Abdullah Shafique, Usama Mir
Nepal: In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Aasif Sheikh, Rohit Paudel, Kushal Bhurtel, and Kushal Malla to deliver the bulk of the runs.
Since August 2022, Aasif Sheikh has topped the batting charts for Nepal in limited-overs format. In 25 ODIs, Aasif has accumulated 673 runs at an average of 30.59 with one century and five half-centuries to his name.
In the bowling department, the side will depend on the likes of Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, and Dipendra Singh Airee to deliver timely breakthroughs.
Since August 2022, Sandeep Lamichhane has topped the bowling charts for Nepal in one-day internationals. In 19 ODIs, Lamichhane has taken 42 wickets at an average of 20.00.
Nepal Key Players
- Bhim Sharki- the 21-year-old number four batter has shown plenty of promise in this format after hitting scores of 70, 67, and 77 not out so far this year.
- Karan KC- the pace bowler will be looking forward to seeing how much speed he can generate in Multan. He has taken 133 international wickets.
- Sandeep Lamichhane- the 23-year-old spinner has a huge amount of top-level experience after spells across all the main franchise leagues and Pakistan’s batters will be wary when facing him.
Probable XI: Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Bhim Sharki, Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami,Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi
Nepal Squad: Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh(w), Bhim Sharki, Rohit Paudel(c), Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Sundeep Jora, Pratis GC, Arjun Saud, Mousom Dhakal, Kishore Mahato, Aarif Sheikh
Pakistan vs Nepal Match Winner
Pakistan vs Nepal Match Prediction
There will be plenty of excitement ahead of this game as it’s the start of the tournament and also due to Nepal making their debut. Any early boundaries or wickets will give Nepal plenty of encouragement but realistically they are expected to be second-best throughout this match. Our prediction is for Pakistan to get off to a winning start with a comfortable victory.
We expect Pakistan to win this match.
Pakistan vs Nepal Match Top Fantasy Picks
- Mohammad Rizwan
- Babar Azam
- Imam Ul Haq
- Fakhar Zaman
- Kushal Bhurtel
- Shadab Khan
- Dipendra Singh Airee
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Shaheen Afridi
- Sandeep Lamichhane
- Haris Rauf
Pakistan vs Nepal Match Dream11 Fantasy Team
Keeper – Mohammad Rizwan
Batsmen – Babar Azam, Imam Ul Haq (vc), Fakhar Zaman, Kushal Bhurtel
All-rounders – Shadab Khan, Dipendra Singh Airee, Mohammad Nawaz
Bowlers – Shaheen Afridi, Sandeep Lamichhane, Haris Rauf
Pakistan vs Nepal Match Both Teams Top Batsmen
Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman are our batting choices for Pakistan. 33-year-old left-handed opener Zaman has hit over 3200 ODI runs and averages 47.16 in this format. Rizwan took the Player of The Match Award with 67 runs in the last ODI.
For Nepal, Bhim Sharki, Arjun Saud and Kusham Malla are our picks with the bat. 19-year-old batting all-rounder Malla hit five fours and two sixes in his last ODI innings. Keeper-batter Saud top scored across the top eight batters for Nepal in their last game.
Pakistan vs Nepal Match Both Team Top Team Bowlers
For Pakistan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan are our recommendations with the ball. Spinner Khan took 3-42 from his 10 overs in Saturday’s victory over Afghanistan. Shah Afridi has taken 76 ODI wickets including 2x 5-wicket hauls
Our bowling tips are Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane and Kishore Mahato for Nepal. Karan KC took 4-58 and bowled a maiden in Nepal’s last ODI. Mahato took his first two wickets in this format last month against Ireland in the World Cup Qualifier.