Asia Cup 2023: Just a few more hours before we see the Asia Cup 2023 opening ceremony kicking off at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Pakistan. The opening ceremony will be followed by the opening clash between the hosts, Pakistan and Nepal, who will be making their debut in the six-team Asia Cup 2023. Before the fixture kicks off, here is the Pakistan Playing 11 vs Nepal Playing 11, Asia Cup 2023 Match 01, PAK vs NEP Probable Playing11.
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Nepal’s men’s cricket side has taken giant strides in the world of cricket after getting official recognition in 2018. The team has been on a roll since 2018 and now they have qualified to feature in the table which is mostly ruled by the big-wig Asian teams.
The Asia Cup 2023 would be Nepal’s maiden stint in the coveted six-team continental event, which features India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan as the other five teams. Nepal got a place of itself after winning the inaugural ACC Men’s Premier Cup earlier this year.
The team led by young Rahul Paudel, though, has many bright spots within his group, but facing the likes of Pakistan and India would be an arduous task for them. Nepal is grouped alongside India and Pakistan in Group A of the Asia Cup 2023, which means the team will have to conquer the two aforementioned opponents before heading into the Super 4s.
Meanwhile, Pakistan on the other side, would have their plans all set for the big stage. Babar Azam and his boys seem to be primed up nicely for the Asia Cup 2023 and the subsequent World Cup 2023.
The 17-man squad looks daunting and has many risky elements for the opponents, the Pakistani pacers are one of them. Though batting has been excellent for Pakistan, their main strength lies in their pace bowling lineup which boasts the likes of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf and Usama Mir.
As the opening challenge, Pakistan is set to face Nepal at the Multan Cricket Stadium on Wednesday (30th August), which apparently will also be the Asia Cup 2023 opener clash. Below is Pakistan Playing 11 vs Nepal Playing 11, Asia Cup 2023 Match 01, PAK vs NEP Probable Playing11.
PAK vs NEP Asia Cup 2023, Match 01 Details
Tournament: Asia Cup 2023
Format: One Day International (ODI)
Match: PAK vs NEP, Match 01
Day/Date: Wednesday / August 30, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM IST
Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
Pakistan Playing11 vs Nepal Playing11, Asia Cup 2023 Match 01
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Aasif Sheikh (wk), Kushal Bhurtel, Bhim Sharki, Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Malla, Gulsan Jha, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sompal Kami, Sandeep Lamichhane, Karan KC, Lalit Rajbanshi
Pakistan Squad: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Imam-ul-Haq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Agha Salman, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Saud Shakeel, Abdullah Shafique, Usama Mir
Nepal Squad: Kushal Bhurtel, Bhim Sharki, Rohit Paudel(c), Aasif Sheikh(w), Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulsan Jha, Kushal Malla, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Lalit Rajbanshi, Sundeep Jora, Pratis GC, Arjun Saud, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mousom Dhakal, Kishore Mahato, Aarif Sheikh
For more details head to ICC’s official website.