New Delhi: Asia Cup, the biggest cricket tournament of the Asian continent has kept the cricket fans & enthusiasts captivated and engaged with high-voltage clashes between the teams.
The famed India-Pak rivalry energized & enervated the fans on both sides as the arch rivals took to field, however, it got interrupted due to rains.
As per today’s match fixture, an all-important encounter between India and Nepal is set to begin at 3 PM today. India is eyeing a decisive victory in the match to book its place in the Super 4 round.
The match’s outcome becomes crucial for Team India as it could fetch only 1 point from last clash with Pakistan. Both teams were allotted 1 point each after Sept 2 match ended in a draw on Saturday.
India-Nepal match is fifth game of the tournament. It will be held at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. The winner of the match will qualify directly for the Super 4 Round.
India vs Nepal: Match Time & Pitch Report
Match Date: September 4, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM IST
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
The pitch at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium looks like a batting surface but bowlers can also expect support on the pitch. The average score at the pitch stands at around 260.
Much like India-Pakistan, the threat of rains looms large on today’s game. There has been forecast of rains today. How much it impacts the game will have to be seen.
Players to watch for
While India take on Nepal, the Men in India squad will have a major change as Jasprit Bumrah is likely to be replaced by Prasidh Krishna or Md Shami.
Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli have been in sublime form and expected to lead from the front. They failed to fire in previous encounter with Pakistan but this time, fans are awaiting blistering knock from them.
Ishan Kishan delighted the cricket fans in last match, as his marvelous batting took India’s run total past 260. He along with Hardik Pandya dominated the game and kept smashing & thrashing the Pakistanis with razor-sharp bowling.