Asia Cup 2023: PAK vs NEP 1st Match Preview, Who Will Win, Playing XI, All You Need To Know

    PAK vs NEP 1st Match Preview

    Today, August 30, is the scheduled start date for the Asia Cup 2023. Pakistan and Nepal will play in the opening game, which promises to be exciting and unpredictable.

    Nepal is really happy to be participating in the Asia Cup for the first time. They qualified for this important event by winning the ACC Men’s Premier Cup earlier this year. They have accomplished a tremendous feat and are eager to display their talents to the world.

    For Nepal, this match is more than just a contest; it signifies the culmination of years of dedication and growth. Having earned ODI status in 2018, Nepal’s journey has been characterised by steady progress and a strong commitment to cricket. Their ascent from the cricketing fringes to a spot among the elite is a story of resilience and determination.

    Their mission begins against Pakistan, the reigning No. 1 ODI team, as Nepal embarks on their journey to challenge the giants.

    Babar Azam’s Pakistani squad has undergone a transformation, showcasing a well-rounded composition poised to excel in any cricketing conditions. Having endured a relatively lacklustre campaign in the 2018 Asia Cup, the two-time champions are eager for a fresh start. 

    A positive kick-off against Nepal would provide a crucial injection of confidence and momentum before the showdown with India. As they embark on potentially two home fixtures, Pakistan’s tag as overwhelming favourites against Nepal signifies the uphill battle the latter faces in their tournament initiation.

    As the cricketing universe turns its gaze to this gripping contest, Nepal’s aspiration to establish itself on the grand stage collides with Pakistan’s quest to assert its supremacy. With a backdrop of history and individual brilliance, this clash promises to set the tone for an enthralling Asia Cup 2023.

    Asia Cup 2023: PAK vs Nepal Match details  

    The PAK vs NEP match will be played at the Multan Cricket Stadium. The weather will be hot with temperatures around 40 degrees. Both teams will have to deal with the heat while playing.

    Asia Cup 2023: Who will win in PAK vs NEP?

    It’s hard to predict who will win between Pakistan and Nepal, but it’s going to be an exciting match. Both teams have good players and want to start the tournament with a victory. We can expect a tough competition and lots of cheering from the fans. However, Pakistan will enter as the match favourite. 

    Asia Cup 2023: PAK vs NEP Predicted Playing XI 

    Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf

    Nepal: Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Bhim Sharki, Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi

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