PAK vs NEP: Finally, the Asia Cup 2023 is here with the inaugural match to be played today between Pakistan and Nepal at Multan Cricket Stadium, Pakistan starting at 03:00 PM IST. It is the second half of summer in Multan and testing playing conditions are waiting on the ground. Here, we brought to you the PAK vs NEP Weather forecast and pitch report of the Multan Cricket Stadium in this post.
Pakistan are the runner-up of the last edition of the Asia Cup and will be riding high on confidence to kick off their Asia Cup 2023 campaign against Nepal. Meanwhile, for Nepal, this will be their debut in the continental tournament as they qualified by winning the inaugural ACC Men’s Premier Cup 2023.
Nepal has advanced to the major stage. They secured a seat at the top table after winning the first ACC Men’s Premier Cup earlier this year, defeating UAE in the title match. Their first-ever Asia Cup match on Wednesday (August 30) will be a historic milestone in their modest ODI history to date after receiving the status in 2018.
Rohit Paudel is the captain of Nepal in the Asia Cup 2023 and Babar Azam is the skipper of Pakistan. Pakistan and Nepal are both members of Group A in Asia Cup 2023 along with India in the same group. The other three teams part of the Asia Cup 2023 Group B are Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
A team with players who are providing tremendous results in terms of runs and wickets has been assembled by Nepal, out of the spotlight that is often reserved for the best teams in this sport. For instance, Sandeep Lamichhane leads the format with 42 ODI wickets this year. They want to use this reputation and ruffle a few feathers, starting with Pakistan, who are now the No. 1 ODI team. They have more statistically promising players throughout the lineup.
With bowlers like Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah, the men in green have one of the most prominent bowling assaults. Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, and Mohammad Rizwan are three elite batters that further strengthen Pakistan’s lineup.
Down below is the PAK vs NEP Weather forecast and pitch report of the Multan Cricket Stadium in this post:
PAK vs NEP Weather Forecast
PAK vs NEP | Match 1 of Asia Cup 2023 will take place on August 30 (Wednesday) at Multan Cricket Stadium, Pakistan. The match begins at 3:00 PM IST.
According to weather.com, on August 30 (Wednesday), it will be a hot and sunny day throughout and the weather conditions are favorable for a cricket match. The temperature of Pakistan’s Multan city will be 37° C during the day and drop to 30° Celsius at night. The sky will be crystal clear throughout the match.
The chances of rain are 0% during the day and so at night during the match day. The humidity ranges between 45% in the daytime and 55% at the night and winds will gust toward the South-West at the speed of 15kmph during the day and 8kmph during the night. So, no Signs of rain interrupting the match.
PAK vs NEP Pitch Report of the Multan Cricket Stadium
In the first half of the game, the temperature in Multan can hit close to 40 degrees. Spinners and pacers have historically had comparable averages at this location, but when an ODI series was last played here – against the West Indies in June 2022 – the spin combination of Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, and Akeal Hossein were the top wicket-takers.
Given the historical performances, the team that wins the toss will likely choose to bat first. The average first-inning score at the ground is 255. In general, a high-scoring game is anticipated since the ball meets the bat nicely at this venue.
For more details head to ICC’s official website.