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PAK vs NEP Dream11 Team Prediction: Match 1 of Asia Cup, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Dream 11 Prediction

By Sonam G

Pakistan will lock horns with Nepal in the opening match of the Asia Cup 2023. Nepal will be playing this tournament for the first time and they have a very talented squad who will be keen to put up a good performance. On the other hand, Pakistan are the Number 1 ODI team after winning the series 3-0 against Afghanistan. They will look to start the tournament well playing at home.

When: 30 August, 3:00 PM IST

Where: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan

TV Channel, Live Streaming: Star Sports

Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan Pitch Report

The surface here will be a balanced one with good help for spinners and the average first innings score here is 255. Teams batting first have won 5 out of the 10 ODI matches and both teams will prefer to bat first at this venue.

Pakistan Playing 11

  1. Imam ul Haq
  2. Fakhar Zaman
  3. Babar Azam (c)
  4. Iftikhar Ahmed/ Saud Shakeel
  5. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
  6. Salman Ali Agha
  7. Shadab Khan
  8. Mohammad Nawaz
  9. Shaheen Afridi
  10. Naseem Shah
  11. Haris Rauf
  • All the players are fit and available for selection.
  • Saud Shakeel has been added to the revised Asia cup squad.

Babar Azam Stats in ODI

Matches Played Runs Last 5 performance Record in Pakistan Batting Average
103 5202 60, 53, 0, 1, 107, 54 1303 runs in 20 matches. 58

Shaheen Afridi Stats in ODI

Matches Played Wickets Last 5 performance BBM Bowling Average
39 76 2/31, 2/58, 2/9, 3/46, 1/34 6/35 23.4

Nepal Playing 11

  1. Kushal Bhurtel
  2. Aasif Sheikh
  3. Rohit Paudel (c)
  4. Kushal Malla
  5. Bhim Sharki
  6. Aarif Sheikh
  7. Dipendra Singh Airee
  8. Karan KC
  9. Sandeep Lamichanne
  10. Gulshan Jha
  11. Sompal Kami
  • All the players are fit and available for selection.

Rohit Paudel Stats in ODI

Matches Played Runs Last 5 performance Batting Average S/R
53 1563 80, 0, 1, 100, 41 33 76

Sandeep Lamichanne Stats in ODI

Matches Played Wickets Last 5 performance BBM Bowling Average
49 111 0/20, 1/15, 3/6, 0/25, 3/18 6/11 17.25

PAK vs NEP Dream11 Team Prediction

Wicket-keepers: M Rizwan

Batsmen: Babar Azam, Rohit Paudel, Imam ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman

All-rounder: Shadab Khan, Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee

Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichanne

Captain, Vice Captain for Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi

Captain, Vice Captain for Grand League: Sandeep Lamichanne, Rohit Paudel

PAK vs NEP Fantasy Tips

  • Babar Azam has scored 528 runs in 11 ODI matches in 2023 at an average of more than 50.
  • Shaheen Afridi has picked up atleast 1 wicket in his previous 7 ODI matches.
  • Imam ul Haq and Babar Azam scored fifties in 2 out of the three ODIs against Afghanistan.
  • Sandeep Lamichhane finished as the second-highest wicket-taker in ACC Men’s Premier Cup having scalped 13 wickets at an economy of 3.79.
  • With 238 runs in four innings at a tremendous strike rate of 155.55, Kushal Malla was Nepal’s highest run-getter at the Men’s Premier Cup.
  • Aasif Sheikh has the most ODI fifties for Nepal with 10 fifties. He will be a key player in this match.
  • Rohit Paudel is Nepal’s highest run-getter in ODI cricket.
  • Salman Ali Agha is batting lower down the order and might not face much balls to have an impact. Leave him out especially if Pakistan are chasing.

Who will win Pakistan vs Nepal today match?

Pakistan are expected to win this match

Pakistan won the previous ODI series against Afghanistan 3-0 and are ranked No 1 in the world.

Nepal made it to the main event by winning the 2023 ACC Men’s Premier Cup. they were unbeaten in that tournament.

Nepal beat UAE in the final of the 2023 ACC Men’s Premier Cup to make it to the Asia cup.

This is the first time Nepal will be playing a match against Pakistan and also the first time they are part of Asia Cup.


Sonam G

A cricket fan trying to analyze the game from a different point of view.