The much-anticipated Asia Cup 2023 is set to commence with an exciting encounter between Nepal and Pakistan today (30th August). The match starts at 15:00 IST and will be available to stream live and for free on mobile on Disney+ Hotstar and will also be broadcast on Star Sports Network. In a thrilling twist to the tournament, Nepal, participating for the very first time in the Asia Cup, takes on Pakistan, a cricketing powerhouse with a rich history in the tournament. With the much-anticipated clash between star skipper Babar Azam and star spinner Sandeep Lamichhane, the game promises some excitement for cricket lovers.
Nepal will be participating in the Asia Cup for the very first time in 2023. Their journey to the tournament marks a historic moment for the nation, as they step onto the grand stage of international cricket. The team’s underdog status adds an element of excitement and unpredictability to the tournament, as they strive to prove their mettle against more established teams.
Pakistan, an established team having won seven out of their last 8 ODI games, will be ready to take on the newest joinee to the Asia Cup with star batsman Babar Azam. The Pakistani skipper is currently ICC’s number one ODI batsman and a formidable opponent for the less experienced Nepali team. However, Nepal will be no less eager to take on the Men in Green with star spinner Sandeep Lamichhane. Since 2022, the leggie has been the world’s leading wicket-taker in the 50-over format, but Azam will be pose a big challenge nonetheless.
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The clash between Nepal and Pakistan promises to be a gripping contest, as the underdogs take on a formidable opponent. With Nepal’s potential and Pakistan’s experience, the opening match of the Asia Cup 2023 will certainly be one to watch.