As the Asia Cup 2023 unfolds, India is gearing up to face Nepal in their second match of the tournament. The highly anticipated India vs. Pakistan encounter was washed out due to rain, making the upcoming match against Nepal even more crucial for India. Captain Rohit Sharma and his team are determined to secure a victory against Nepal and secure their spot in the next stage of the tournament. India have won the toss and have opted to field.
In this match, India’s playing XI will see the inclusion of Mohammed Shami, who is set to replace Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah had to leave the team to attend the birth of his first child. Shami’s addition will strengthen India’s bowling lineup, adding to the team’s confidence.
On the other hand, Nepal, captained by Rohit Paudel, is also eager to make an impact in this tournament. Paudel expressed their readiness to bowl first, considering the overhead conditions, as they aim to challenge the strong Indian batting lineup.
Nepal has made one change to its playing XI, bringing in Bhim Sharki in place of Aarif Sheikh. Their lineup features talented players like Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Sompal Kami, and Sandeep Lamichhane, who can potentially make a difference in the match.
India’s playing XI includes star players such as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Hardik Pandya, along with promising talents like Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan. With both teams eager to make their mark in the Asia Cup, this match promises to be an exciting showdown between cricketing giants and emerging talents.