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Asia Cup 2023: PAK vs NEP – Pitch, Weather, and ODI Stats

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Asia Cup 2023 Set to Begin PAK vs NEP: Pakistan and Nepal to Clash in Opener The eagerly anticipated Asia Cup 2023 is all set to commence on Wednesday (August 30). The first match of the tournament will witness co-hosts Pakistan facing Nepal at the Multan Cricket Stadium.

Pakistan, the previous edition’s runners-up, are entering the event with soaring confidence. On the other hand, Nepal will make their debut in this continental championship, having secured qualification by winning the inaugural ACC Men’s Premier Cup 2023.

Formidable Bowling and Batting Strengths: Pakistan vs. Nepal Preview

Pakistan’s Impressive Bowling Lineup, Backed by Stellar Batsmen, Set to Face Nepal Challenge Renowned for their potent bowling arsenal including Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah, Pakistan also boasts world-class batting with talents like Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, and Mohammad Rizwan. In contrast, Nepal’s prospects hinge on the performances of key players such as Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Rohit Paudel, and Sandeep Lamichhane.

Experienced Squads Geared Up for Strong Kickoff in Asia Cup Opener

ODI Insights and Records at Multan Cricket Stadium:

  • Played: 10
  • Won batting first: 5
  • Won chasing: 5
  • Pakistan won: 7
  • Visiting team won: 3
  • Average 1st innings score: 255
  • Highest total: 325/5 (Pakistan)
  • Highest run chase: 306/5 (Pakistan)
  • Lowest total: 148 All-out (Zimbabwe)
  • Lowest total defended: 272/9 (Pakistan)
  • Highest score: 127 off 134 balls (Shai Hope)
  • Best bowling figures: 4/19 (Mohammad Nawaz)
  • Most runs: 199 runs (Imam ul Haq)
  • Total sixes: 70 sixes
  • Most sixes: 10 sixes (Shahid Afridi)
  • Total fours: 390 fours
  • Most fours: 22 fours (Inzamam ul Haq)
  • Most wickets: 7 wickets (Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan)

Multan Cricket Stadium Pitch: A Haven for Batsmen, Spinners Await Opportunity

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The Multan Cricket Stadium pitch is renowned as a paradise for batsmen, favoring their prowess. Contrarily, the seam bowlers often face challenges here due to the even and parched surface. Nevertheless, as the match unfolds, spinners are likely to come into play. With an average first-innings score of 255, winning the toss could prompt the choice to bat first, in line with historical data. All in all, a high-scoring encounter is on the horizon, benefiting from the batsman-friendly conditions at this venue.

Multan Weather

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Sunny Skies and Ideal Conditions Await in Multan for the Match. Optimal Weather Conditions Anticipated for Uninterrupted Cricket Action in Multan. Bright and Sunny Forecast in Multan: Game Set for Smooth Play. Multan Weather Update: Clear Skies, 37°C Temperature, and Gentle 18 Km/hr Breeze.

PAK vs NEP, Probable XIs:

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

Nepal: Aarif Sheikh, Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Rohit Paudel, Dipendra Singh Airee, Bhim Sharki, Sompal Kami, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Gulshan Jha, Pratis GC.

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