Asia Cup 2023 All Qualified Team Squads: With Asia Cup 2023 just a fortnight away, the squads for the tournament have started to arrive. Earlier, Pakistan had announced its full-strength player list, and Nepal, now, have joined them as they, too, announced a 17-member squad recently. This article will lead you through Asia Cup 2023 All Qualified Team Squads, Nepal Announce its squad for Asia Cup 2023.
20-year-old all-rounder Rohit Paudel has been entrusted to lead Nepal in the Asia Cup 2023 after he helped his team qualify for the ACC Premier Cup 2023.
Young Mousom Dhakal and Sudeep Jora have received their maiden call-ups for the Asia Cup 2023 after both players missed out on an opportunity to feature in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.
Nepal is slated to visit Pakistan soon for a week-long camp in the run-up to the Asia Cup 2023. They will play a couple of warm-up matches against the PCB-designated teams before taking on India and Pakistan in the continental tournament.
The development was confirmed by the Cricket Association of Nepal through a social media tweet. “The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has announced the final squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023. The Nepal team will go through a week-long preparation camp in Pakistan, where the team will train and play matches against PCB-designated teams,” it captioned.
Notably, Nepal will have the monumental task of playing against India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023. The three aforementioned teams are paired together in Group A while the other group consists of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Now let’s take a look at Asia Cup 2023 All Qualified Team Squads, Nepal’s 17-member squad for Asia Cup 2023.
Asia Cup 2023 All Qualified Team Squads
Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam (c), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Tayyab Tahir, Abdullah Shafique, Salman Ali Agha, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Haris, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi.
Nepal squad: Rohit Paudel (c), Aasif Sheikh, Bhim Sharki, Kushal Malla, Kushal Bhurtel, Kishore Mahato, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Aarif Sheikh, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Sompal Kami, Mousom Dhakal, Sundeep Jora, Pratish GC, Arjun Saud
India Squad (Predicted): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ishan Kishan, Umran Malik
Sri Lanka Squad (Predicted): Angelo Mathews, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Dasun Shanaka(c), Kusal Mendis(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Pramod Madushan, Sahan Arachchige, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshana
Bangladesh Squad (Predicted): Tamim Iqbal(c), Towhid Hridoy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Taskin Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, Yasir Ali, Hasan Mahmud, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Rony Talukdar
Afghanistan Squad (Predicted): Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Najibullah Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Mohammad Nabi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Zia-ur-Rehman, Ikram Alikhil, Shahidullah Kamal, Azmatullah Omarzai, Yamin Ahmadzai, Riaz Hassan, Noor Ahmad
Note: The official squads for the Asia Cup 2023 will be updated here as soon as the respective cricket board announce it.
For more details head to ICC’s official website.