The fifth match of the Asia Cup 2023 between India and Nepal will be played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium at 2:00 PM IST while the toss will take place at 1:30 PM PST. India is on a mission to secure a spot in the highly-coveted Super Four stages of the ongoing Asia Cup. In their quest, they face Nepal in a crucial Group A clash on Monday. What adds to the intrigue is that this encounter marks the first-ever One Day International (ODI) meeting between these two teams.
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A Rain-Soaked Start: India’s Clash with Pakistan
India’s journey in this tournament began with a highly anticipated match against arch-rivals Pakistan on Saturday. Cricket fans around the world were eager to witness this intense rivalry unfold. However, Mother Nature had different plans. Rain played the spoilsport, and unfortunately, the match ended without a result, forcing both India and Pakistan to share the points.
India’s Current Standings and Ambitions
With the rain-marred draw against Pakistan, India currently finds itself in the second spot in the group. To secure the top position and boost their Net Run Rate (NRR), they will need a commanding victory against Nepal.
While India managed to post a respectable total of 266 runs on a rain-affected pitch, there’s a need for deep introspection before their next match. India entered this tournament with known selection dilemmas, and the performance of some players has only exacerbated these concerns.
PTV Sports Live India vs Nepal
In the 5th Match of the Asia Cup 2023, India and Nepal will lock horns at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium at 2:30 PM. The match will be streamed live on the Tamasha App and Tapmad for Free.
- Tournament: Asia Cup Live Stream
- Date: Sep 04, 2023
- Format: ODI
- Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Sri Lanka
- Time: 2:00 PM IST, 2:30 PM PST, 09:30 GMT
Nepal’s Inaugural Asia Cup Journey
For Nepal, this Asia Cup marks a historic moment. It’s their first-ever appearance in this prestigious tournament. However, they find themselves in a challenging situation, placed in the same group as two of the strongest teams in the competition.
In their opening fixture against Pakistan, Nepal faced a formidable challenge and suffered a substantial defeat. Now, they are determined to bounce back and deliver a better performance against India.
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Key Batsmen to Watch for Nepal
To achieve this, Nepal will rely heavily on their key batsmen. Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh, who form the opening pair, have been standout performers for Nepal this year. They’ve consistently contributed with the bat, making them crucial assets for Nepal’s batting lineup.
Captain Rohit Paudel, likely to come in at number 3, adds depth and experience to the team. Nepal’s success against India’s formidable seam attack will significantly depend on the performance of these top-order batsmen.
As the stage is set for this historic clash between India and Nepal, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await to see if India can secure a dominant victory and inch closer to the Super Four stage or if Nepal can spring a surprise in their maiden Asia Cup appearance