India vs Nepal, Asia Cup 2023: Date, Time, Venue, Pitch Report, Predictions, Playing 11, And Squads

Updated: 04 September 2023

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India vs. Nepal, Asia Cup 2023: Date, Time, Venue, Pitch Report, Playing 11, And Squads: On September 4, 2023, seven-time winner India will face debutant Nepal in the fifth match of the ongoing Asia Cup. The match will begin at 3.00 PM on Monday at the Pallekele stadium in Kandy. India is presently one of the favorites for the Asia Cup, while Nepal, playing for the first time, played admirably, but it will be difficult for them to qualify in the Super 4 from here.

Nepal qualified for the Asia Cup for the first time by winning the ACC Premier Club. In the finals in Nepal, they defeated the UAE by two wickets. Despite competing in their maiden Asia Cup, Nepal played well against Pakistan but was defeated due to poor fielding and batting.

India, on the other hand, kicked off their tour against its arch-rivals Pakistan on September 2nd, 2023, although the match could not be completed naturally due to rain. However, as of now, India and Nepal are both competing in the knockout phase, with the winner advancing to the Super 4 round. If the match got called off then India qualify for the Super 4s because Nepal’s NRR is minus.

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India vs Nepal Match Details

Match: India vs Nepal, 5th Match Of Asia Cup 2023

Date: Monday, 4th September

Time: 03:00 PM (IST)

Venue: Pallekele, Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Broadcast: Star Sports, DD Sports

Live stream: Disney+Hotstar

Pallekele Stadium Pitch Report

The Pallekele Cricket Stadium has an excellent batting surface that is well-known for its batter-friendly characteristics. Because this surface does not provide much aid to quick bowlers, it provides a lovely canvas for stroke-making and enjoyable batting experiences.

Batters who establish their rhythm and settle in frequently capitalize on significant run-scoring opportunities. Furthermore, as the game progresses, the surface develops more grip, making it more suitable for spin bowlers. As a result, captains who win the toss are more inclined to bat first to take advantage of the beneficial circumstances.

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Head-To-Head

Men in Blue and Nepal never faced each other before in ODI format

India vs Nepal Playing 11

India: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubhman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Mohd Siraj, Mohd. Shami, Ravindra Jadeja

Nepal: Kushal Bhurtel, Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Malla, Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami, Pratis GC, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Bhim Sharki, Pawan Sarraf, Lalit Rajbanshi, Arjun Saud

India vs Nepal Full Squad

Nepal: Dev Khanal, Kishore Mahato, Surya Tamang, Sundeep Jora, Kushal Bhurtel, Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Malla, Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami, Pratis GC, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Bhim Sharki, Pawan Sarraf, Lalit Rajbanshi, Arjun Saud

India: Axar Patel, Prasidh Krishna, Sanju Asmaon, Tilak Varma, Shardul Thakur, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, shubhman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Mohd Siraj, Mohd. Shami, Ravindra Jadeja