Pakistan and Nepal are all set to wrestle with each other for the opening match of Asia Cup 2023. PAK vs NEP, match 1 of Asia Cup 2023, is to be scheduled on today, August 30.
The venue for the PAK vs NEP encounter is Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan. Pakistan and Nepal are both part of Group A in Asia Cup 2023. Babar Azam leads Pakistan in the tournament. Rohit Poudel is the skipper of Nepal.
Pakistan is a strong team in the Asia Cup 2023. In the previous edition, Pakistan finished as runners-up, losing the final to Sri-Lanka. But this time, they will aim to lift the title.
Nepal has qualified for Asia Cup 2023 for the first time. They are quite weaker team compared to Pakistan. Due to the ODI format, Nepal has few chances of winning the encounter against Pakistan. However, they will aim for a marvelous performance.
Nepal skipper Rohit Paudel has claimed that his team is capable of making the opposition like India and Pakistan run for their money in the Asia Cup 2023. Nepal might be the lowest-ranked team in the Asia Cup 2023, but they are confident of giving tough competition to cricketing giants.
Nepal will make Asia Cup debut on Wednesday when they take on Pakistan in the tournament opener in a Group A game in Multan. They will play India on September 4 in Kandy. The captain also claimed there is no big difference between both teams aside from experience. He even stated skills of both teams for batting and bowling to be same but, Pakistan is more experienced.
The focus for Nepalese team is on winning one ball, regardless of the opponent. This is Nepal’s debut in the tournament. They qualified by winning the inaugural ACC Men’s Premier Cup 2023, where they overcame the United Arab Emirates in the final by seven wickets.Nepalese team seem to be well prepared following matches in Zimbabwe and the Emerging Asia Cup. For the Nepalese team, it is an opportunity to represent the country at the highest level.
Pakistan and Nepal have never faced each other in any international game before. Asia Cup 2023 will be the first time when both teams clash with each other.
Toss Prediction for Pakistan vs Nepal Match
The team winning the toss might opt to bat first. Pakistan stadiums are good for batting and batting first looks a nice idea. Pakistan stadiums are good for batting; Pakistan aims to bat first and outplay Nepal with the bowling attack. Nepal can also look to bat first against Pakistan.
Predicted Scores for Pakistan vs Nepal Match
|Team||1st Innings||2nd Innings|
Who will score the most runs for PAK in the match: Babar Azam or Fakhar Zaman
Players’ Form- Pakistan- Bowling
Who will pick the most wickets for PAK in the match:
Shaheen Afridi or Haris Rauf
Players’ Form- Nepal- Batting
|Dipendra Singh Airee||50||857||19.93|
Who will score the most runs for NEP in the match: Rohit Paudel or Kushal Bhurtel
Who will pick the most wickets for NEP in the match: Sandeep Lamichhane or Karan KC
The 2023 Asia Cup will be co-hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka and the two hosts will be joined by Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal for the 16th edition of the event.
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