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Updated: 15 August 2023

Asia Cup 2023: Team Nepal Squad And Schedule. The much-anticipated 16th edition of the Asia Cup is all set to get underway on August 30 and will run until September 17th. The tournament will be played in ODI (50-over) format due to the forthcoming World Cup 2023 in India. Asia Cup 2023 will feature 13 matches. Sri Lanka will host nine matches whereas Pakistan will host four. A total of six Asian countries will entertain the fans at this event.

Arch-rivals India and Pakistan will clash on 2 September at Kandy (Sri Lanka). The final schedule of Asia Cup 2023 was released on July 19. Nepal will face Pakistan in the opening match of the tournament at Multan.

All six teams—Nepal, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh—will be placed in two groups: Group A and Group B. Each group will have 3 teams, which will play 6 league matches, 6 Super 4 matches, and one final game in a Round-robin format. Currently, Sri Lanka is the reigning champion. They won it last year (2022) after thrashing Pakistan in the final battle.

Nepal, interestingly, qualified for their maiden Asia Cup. This year, Nepal will play one of the biggest Asian tournaments for their country. In May 2023, under Rohit Paudel’s captaincy, in the ACC Men’s Premier Cup finals, Nepal dominated and left the UAE at bay, giving the Rhinos a ticket to the Asia Cup 2023.

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Team Nepal’s 17-men Squad for Asia Cup 2023

Squad of Nepal

Openers:  Aarif Sheikh, Kushal Bhurtel

Middle Order Batters: Bhim Sharki, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sundeep Jora

Wicket-Keepers: Arjun Saud, Aasif Sheikh

All-rounders: Rohit Paudel (C), Kushal Malla, Karan KC,

Spinners: Lalit Rajbanshi, Sandeep Lamichhane

Pacers: Gulsan Jha, Kishore Mahato, Pratis GC, Sompal Kami, Shyam Dhakal

Probable Playing XI of Nepal

Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Gyanendra Malla, Rohit Paudel (C), Bhim Sharki, Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Malla, Gulsan Jha, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi,

Also Read: Asia Cup 2023: All Teams Captain, Vice Captain And Coach List

Schedule of Team Nepal for Asia Cup 2023

According to the final schedule of Asia Cup 2023, Nepal will face Pakistan in the opening match on August 30 at Multan Cricket Ground. India and Nepal will clash on September 4 at Kandy, Sri Lanka.