The highly-anticipated India vs Nepal Group A Asia Cup Match 2023 is set to unfold on September 4th. After the unfortunate rain-induced cancellation of the India vs Pakistan match on September 2nd, cricket enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting this clash between India and Nepal, scheduled for Monday, September 4, 2023. The venue for this exciting encounter is the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.

The first-ever clash between India and Nepal in international cricket is set to take place during the ODI Asia Cup on September 4th at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele. This tournament, occurring ahead of the 2023 World Cup, is poised to provide valuable practice opportunities for players from across the globe.

Nepal has already participated in its opening match of the Asia Cup against Pakistan, where they suffered a significant defeat by a margin of 238 runs. The Pakistani team exhibited dominance both with the bat and the ball, making it a challenging contest for Nepal. The Nepali team secured its place in this tournament by winning the 2023 ACC Men’s Premier Cup.

Points Table Scenario

Nepal currently finds itself at the bottom of the Asia Cup 2023 Points Table following a loss against Pakistan. In contrast, Pakistan leads the Group A Asia Cup Points Table with 3 points, securing a spot in the Super Four. India holds the second position in the group with 1 point.

Asia Cup 2023 Overview

The Asia Cup 2023 comprises a total of 13 matches, with Sri Lanka and Pakistan co-hosting the event. It’s worth noting that all India vs Pakistan Asia Cup matches will be played in Sri Lanka.

India vs Nepal Key Match Details

  • Match Date: The India vs Nepal 2nd ODI is scheduled for Monday, 4th September 2023.
  • Match Time: The Group A clash between India and Nepal will kick off at 3 pm IST, with the toss taking place half an hour earlier.
  • Match Venue: The match will take place at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
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India vs Nepal Live Streaming and Telecast

Cricket enthusiasts can catch the action live via the Disney+ Hotstar app and website. For those preferring television, the match will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network.

India vs Nepal Squads

Here are the squads for both India and Nepal for the Group A Asia Cup 2023 match scheduled for September 4, 2023:

Team Nepal: Rohit Kumar Paudel (c), Bhim Sharki, Dipendra Singh Airee, Karan Kc, Sompal Kami, Kushal Bhurtel, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi, Kushal Malla, Pratis Gc, Md Arif Sheikh, Gulshan Kumar Jha, Sundeep Jora, Kishore Mahato, Shyam Dhakal, Mahamad Asif Sheikh (wk), Arjun Saud (wk), and Sandeep Lamichhane.

Team India: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, K L Rahul (wk), Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Tilak Varma, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan (wk), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Jasprit Bumrah.

India vs Nepal Weather Forecast

Unfortunately, rain has been a constant threat to matches in Sri Lanka. The India vs Pakistan game witnessed interruptions, and similar weather conditions are expected for the India vs Nepal encounter. The current weather forecast for Pallekele suggests a 60% chance of rain on Monday morning, potentially affecting the outfield. However, the chances of rain during the toss (2:30 PM IST) stand at 22% and remain the same until 6 PM. Rain is expected to intensify in the second half of the game, with a 66% chance. If rain disrupts India’s next game against Nepal, the team led by Rohit Sharma will automatically qualify for the Super 4 round with two points from the Group A fixtures.

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India vs Nepal Head-to-Head

Head-to-Head: India and Nepal will face each other for the first time in an international game.

  • Kushal Bhurtel(994) needs 6 runs to complete 1000 runs in ODIs.
  • Rohit Paudel(1469) requires 31 runs to reach 1500 runs in ODIs.
  • Kushal Malla (49) needs 1 sixes to reach 50 sixes in international cricket.
  • Sandeep Lamichhane(197) requires 3 wickets to complete 200 wickets in international cricket.
  • Dipendra Singh Airee(860) is 140 runs away from achieving 1000 runs in ODIs.
  • Virat Kohli (12902) requires 98 runs to complete 13000 runs in ODIs.
  • Rohit Sharma (9848) needs 152 runs to complete 10000 runs in ODIs.
  • Shubman Gill (1447) is 53 runs away from reaching the milestone of 1500 runs in ODIs.
  • Mohammed Siraj (43) needs 7 wickets to reach the milestone of 50 wickets in ODIs.
  • Ravindra Jadeja (194) needs six more wickets to get to 200 ODI wickets.
  • Axar Patel (147) needs three wickets to get to 150 wickets in international cricket.