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Asia Cup 2023: Match 1, Pakistan vs Nepal Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between PAK vs NEP?

Pakistan and Nepal will kickstart the proceedings of the Asia Cup 2023 as they square off in match No.1 of the continental event. The two sides will go head-to-head at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Pakistan on Wednesday, August 30.

Notably, Pakistan and Nepal have never played each other thus far. Both sides will aim to kickstart their campaign with a win and keep their momentum intact going forward. While Pakistan appear favourites to win the contest, it remains to be seen if Nepal can give the home side a run for their money.


Match Details

Tournament: Asia Cup 2023

Match: Pakistan vs Nepal, Match 1

Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 30, 3:00 pm (IST)

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar


Multan Cricket Stadium Pitch Report

The surface at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Pakistan has historically been helpful to batters where pacers enjoy bowling due to the seam and swing they have on offer early on in the contest. However, the batters are likely to dominate the contest. Either skipper winning the toss may elect to bat first at the venue.


PAK vs NEP Probable Playing XIs

Pakistan (PAK)

Asia Cup 2023: Match 1, Pakistan vs Nepal Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between PAK vs NEP?
Pakistan

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah,  Haris Rauf

Nepal (NEP)

Asia Cup 2023: Match 1, Pakistan vs Nepal Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between PAK vs NEP?
Nepal

Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Bhim Sharki, Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi


PAK vs NEP Head-to-Head

Played – 0, Pakistan – 0, Nepal – 0


PAK vs NEP Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Babar Azam – Pakistan

In the recently concluded ODI series against Afghanistan, skipper Babar slammed 53 and 60 runs in the final two fixtures. Babar will look to play vital knocks and raise important partnerships going forward in the competition.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Shaheen Shah Afridi – Pakistan

The left-arm speedster is relishing his fine form as he claimed six wickets in the three ODIs against Afghanistan. He will be hungry to add more wickets under his belt in the upcoming match against Nepal in front of the home crowd.


Today’s Match Prediction: Pakistan to win the match


Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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