New Delhi: Asia Cup, the biggest cricket tournament of the Asian Continent is kicking off on Wednesday with the inaugural match being played between Pakistan and Nepal.
Both teams, from Group A, will be squaring off at Multan Cricket Stadium today. Pakistani side is led by Babar Azam while Nepal team is being steered by skipper Rohit Paudel.
Interestingly, this is for the first time that both teams are playing each other in an One Day International (ODI) game. Being the first game, the two teams are getting laudable support from the respective cricket audience.
A total of 6 teams are in contention for the Asia Cup, which are Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal & Bangladesh. Sri Lanka is the defending champion and it will hope to retain the trophy this year too.
Pak Vs Nepal: Time, Venue & Pitch Report
Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan, Pakistan
Time: Wednesday at 3 PM
The cricket pitch Multan Stadium is likely to be benefit bowlers including pacers & spinners initially however, the batters can also expect a score a big total here. Prima facie, the team winning the toss would look to field first.
Pak vs Nepal: Top Picks
As this is first encounter between Pakistan & Nepal in the ODI match, no previous performance data exists against the rival teams.
Given the composition of teams, here are some fantasy picks with potential to decide the outcome of game:
Deependra Singh Airee, the right-handed batsman of Nepal has considerable experience of playing 50 matches in his ODI career. He has scored 857 runs and also picked 36 wickets.
Sandeep Lamichhane is also a right-handed batsman & leb-break spinner of Nepal. In his 49 ODI matches so far, he has scalped more than 100 wickets.
KC Karan is another right-handed batsman & pacer of Nepal, with good cricketing numbers.
Mohammad Nazwas is the spinner of Pakistan, that has drawn eyeballs. He is a good budget pick in the fantasy team for the hosts.