Asia Cup 2023 1st Match Pakistan vs Nepal: The first match of Asia Cup 2023 will be played between Pakistan and Nepal on Wednesday. Pakistan has recently defeated Afghanistan 3-0 in the ODI series. Pakistan is a very strong team. Nepal will get a tough challenge from Pakistan. Nepal has performed well in the last few matches. So she will work hard to save the match. For this match, the teams of Pakistan and Nepal will try to keep the playing XI balanced.
Pakistan team can give opening opportunity to Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq. Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed can also be trusted. Imam has performed well in the last several matches. Fakhar is also a good and experienced player. He has performed well in many important matches for Pakistan. Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah are the two great bowlers of the team. The place of these two in the playing XI is almost fixed.
Nepal had performed brilliantly in the ACC Men’s Premier Cup 2023 held in April-May. The team defeated UAE by 7 wickets in the final. Kushal Malla scored the most runs for Nepal in this tournament. He scored 238 runs in 4 innings. At the same time, captain Rohit Paudel scored 187 runs in 5 matches. Nepal can give Kushal a place in the playing XI of the first match of the Asia Cup. At the same time, the team can also give place to Asif Sheikh and Bhim Sharki. Karan KC and Lalit Rajbanshi may also find a place.
Possible 11 players to play in the first match of Asia Cup 2023 –
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf.
< pstyle="text-align: justify;">Nepal: Kushal Bhurtel, Asif Sheikh (wk), Bhim Sharkey, Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Malla, Arif Sheikh, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Lalit Rajbanshi, Gulsan Jha.
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