India National Cricket Team vs Nepal National Cricket Team Standings: Asia Cup 2023 Showdown

author - Shubhamoy Majumder

Who will reign supreme in the India vs Nepal Asia Cup face-off? Dive into the most awaited clash and explore the team standings and highlights!

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Teams are preparing for the 2023 Asia Cup, which is the talk of the cricketing world. Fans are delighted to see the cricket action between Nepal and India, two dynamic cricketing countries that have already revealed their teams for this renowned tournament.

Nepal is in Group A with India and Pakistan

Nepal was unexpectedly selected in Group A alongside cricketing powerhouses India and Pakistan. The Asia Cup format will require Nepal to compete against its group rivals to advance.

Nepal's Squad Announcement

When it revealed its 17-person roster for the 2018 Asia Cup, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) shocked the cricketing world. The team will be led by the talented all-arounder Rohit Paudel. The squad has gained strength with the addition of famed former Delhi Capitals spinner Sandeep Lamichhane.

According to CAN, the Nepal cricket squad will go to Pakistan for a weeklong training camp. This camp would aid the players' preparation for upcoming matches against PCB-selected teams.

Nepal's Journey in Asia Cup

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka will compete in the Asia Cup from August 30 to September 17. As Nepal enters this competition, they will kick off their campaign against the hosts in Multan and then face India in Kandy on September 4. This event will be a precursor to the ICC World Cup in India 2023.

While Sri Lanka has been a dominant force, having won the tournament six times a row, this will be Nepal's first appearance in the Asia Cup.

Nepal's Squad for Asia Cup 2023:

  • Captain: Rohit Paudel
  • Team Members: Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Bhim Sharki, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pratish GC, Shyam Dhakal, Sundeep Jora, Kishore Mahato and Arjun Saud.

India's Power-Packed Team

India, one of the tournament's top contenders, has announced a solid squad, which is a mix of experienced and young players.

India Squad for Asia Cup 2023:

OpenersRohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, KL Rahul
Middle OverVirat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav
WicketkeeperIshan Kishan
All-roundersHardik Pandya (VC), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel
SpinnersKuldeep Yadav
Fast BowlersJasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna
Stand bySanju Samson

Anticipations and Expectations

Cricket commentators and fans alike are anxiously awaiting the match between India and Nepal as both sides complete their preparations. A thrilling encounter is inevitable because of India's long cricket history and the young, energised Nepal squad.

The tournament acts as a lead-up to the ICC World Cup in India in 2023, heightening the enthusiasm. To be at their best for the World Cup, teams will use the Asia Cup to fine-tune their tactics, player forms, and player combinations.

Wrapping Up

India vs. Nepal is one of the most anticipated Asia Cup 2023 matches. Cricket fans worldwide are in for a delight, as both teams are prepared to perform at their highest level. As the teams compete in this prestigious tournament, we can only anticipate top-tier cricket action.

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