India vs Nepal Asia Cup 2023 Playing 11 Prediction
Shreyas Iyer returned after injury in the first match and looked in good rhythm. However, he got out after scoring 14 runs off nine balls. In this short innings, he proved that he is completely fit and in rhythm. A big innings is expected from him in the match against Nepal.
India will play its second match in the Asia Cup against Nepal on Monday (September 4). This will be the second match of both the teams in Group-A. This match between India and Nepal will be played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy.
Team India played its first match on this ground on Saturday. That match against Pakistan was canceled due to rain. The Indian team got a chance to bat, but rain did not allow Pakistan’s innings to start.
Pakistani fast bowlers bowled stormy on a candy pitch. Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah together took all 10 wickets for India. This was the first time in Asia Cup history that fast bowlers from a team took all 10 wickets. The fast bowlers are also likely to get help in the match between Nepal and India. Due to the cloudy sky, the bowlers get extra help. In view of this, Team India can also make changes in its playing-11.
Shardul was failing in batting
Shardul Thakur was included in the team against Pakistan, but he did not get a chance to bowl. Shardul had chances to score some runs while batting. He could not take advantage of this opportunity and was out after scoring three runs in three balls.
He may get a chance to play in this match also or if Team India wants to make some changes then it can give a chance to Prasidh Krishna in his place. He can trouble the opposition batsmen a lot with his pace on these pitches.
Shami can play in place of Bumrah
India’s star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has returned to Mumbai from Sri Lanka. He will not be able to play against Nepal. Bumrah has returned home due to family reasons. Bumrah may not play against Nepal, but he will return to Sri Lanka for the Super-4 matches. Experienced fast bowler Mohammed Shami may get a chance to play in his place against Nepal. In the match against Pakistan, Bumrah came to play ODI after 13 months. This match was also registered in his name, but he could not bowl even an over. He last played ODI against England on 14 July 2022.
KL Rahul will not play in this match also
Talking about the batsmen, Ishaan Kishan will again play in this match. KL Rahul will also not play against Nepal. He will join Team India in Sri Lanka on September 4, but will not be able to join the playing-11. He will be able to get a chance in Super-4 only under the condition of being fully fit.
Shreyas Iyer returned from injury in the first match and looked in good touch. However, he got out after scoring 14 runs off nine balls. In this short innings, he proved that he is completely fit and in rhythm. A big innings is expected from him in the match against Nepal.