The Asia Cup 2023 is to start from August 30 to September 17. A total of six Asian teams, including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal are participating in the tournament.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the co-hosts of the Asia Cup 2023 will be the first year, Nepal manages to qualify for the tournament. The Nepalese team is new in the Asia Cup, and the fans of the team are quite excited and happy.
Today Nepal will be playing the first match of Asia Cup 2023 against Pakistan at Multan Stadium.
Nepal Squad for Asia Cup 2023 Overview
|Name of the Tournament||Asia Cup 2023|
|Conducted By||Asian Cricket Council (ACC)|
|Host Country||Pakistan & Bangladesh|
|No. of times Nepal hosted Asia Cup 2023||None|
|No. of times Nepal won Asia Cup 2023||None|
|ODI Ranking 2023||15|
|Most Runs in ODI||RK Paudel (1469)|
|Most Wickets in ODI||S Lamichhane (111)|
Asia Cup 2023 Nepal Timetable (IST)
The Nepalese Cricket team will play their debut match against the host of the tournament, Pakistan, on August 30, 2023. Also, the team will play the second group stage match against the defending Asia Cup champions, Team India, on September 4, 2023, at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele.
|August 30, 2023||3:30 PM||Pakistan vs Nepal||Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan|
|September 4, 2023||2 PM||India vs Nepal||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele|
|September 6, 2023||3:30 PM||A1 Vs B2||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|September 9, 2023||2 PM||B1 Vs B2||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 10, 2023||2 PM||A1 Vs A2||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 12, 2023||2 PM||A2 Vs B1||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 14, 2023||2 PM||A1 Vs B1||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 15, 2023||2 PM||A2 Vs B2||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 17, 2023||2 PM||Asia Cup 2023 Final||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
Asia Cup 2023 Nepal Squad
This year, the Nepal squad will be making its debut in the tournament. Nepal defeated UAE in the final of the ACC Men’s Premier Cup to qualify for the Asia Cup 2023. The Nepalese team has shown significant growth in the past few years under the leadership of Rohit Paudel.
Sandeep Lamichhane is one of the best assets of the Nepal team for the Asia Cup 2023. Lamichhane rose to fame during the Indian Premier League in 2023. Apart from Lamichahhane, players like Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, and Kushal Malla are important players for Team Nepal.
The Nepal Cricket Board announced the official squad for the Asia Cup 2023:
Rohit Paudel (Captain), Arjun Saud (Wicket-keeper), Dipendra Singh Airee (vc), Kushal Bhurtel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pratish GC, Mousom Dhakal, Sundeep Jora, Bhim Sharki, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Gulshan Jha, Kishore Mahato, Aasif Sheikh, Sompal Kami, Karan KC.Asia Cup 2023 Nepal Squad
Asia Cup 2023 Nepal Captain
Rohit Paudel will lead the Nepal squad for the Asia Cup 2023. Paudel is among the youngest players in Asia Cup and he made his ODI debut in 2018 against the Netherlands. So far he has played 52 ODI matches and has scored 1467 runs.
Paudel has such extraordinary leadership skills that under his captaincy, Nepal managed to qualify for the Asia Cup 2023. Now the fans are hopeful that Paudel’s critical decision-making ability will make Nepal win their first Asia Cup.
Asia Cup 2023 Nepal Wicket-Keeper
The 22-year-old Batter/Wicketkeeper Aasif Sheikh will be handling the Nepal team’s wicketkeeping duty. Aasif is one of the finest players of Nepal’s Men’s cricket team and in 2022 he was awarded the 2022 Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket Award for showing sportsmanship during a T20 international match.
Nepal Team ODI Stats
- Rohit Paudel is the highest ODI run scorer of the Nepal team, so far he has scored 1469 runs in 52 matches.
- S Lamichhane is the highest wicket-taker of Nepal in ODI matches. Lamichhane has took 111 WICKmaximum wickets
Nepal Squad for Asia Cup 2023 FAQs
A. Rohti Paudel is the captain of the Nepal National Cricket Team.
A. Yes, Nepal beat UQE to qualify for Asia Cup 2023, 17-year-old young star Gulshan Kumar Jha scored 84 in 67 balls in this crucial qualifier match against UAE.
A. Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh are the openers for the Nepal Cricket Team.
A. Sandeep Lamichhane, Dipendra Singh Airee, and Sompal Kami are star bowlers of the Nepal Cricket Team.