The Indian Men’s Cricket Team starts their Asian Games journey with a quarterfinal match against Nepal to be played at Zhejiang University of Technology, Pingfield Cricket Field, Hangzhou on 3rd October 2023. Under the captaincy of Ruturaj Gaikwad, they will look to start with a bang as they have got experienced unit playing well in the Indian Premier League and Indian colours.
On the other hand, Nepal demonstrated great performances in the two group matches against Mongolia and Maldives winning with ease. It promises to be an exciting encounter as these two teams met recently in the senior Asia Cup tournament.
The Indian team would look to stamp their authority in the quarterfinals against Nepal and move into the next round. Nepal has done well so far against two inexperienced teams and would look to give a tough fight to the Indians with some lovely performances in tomorrow’s match.
Details– India vs Nepal, 1st Quarterfinals, Asian Games 2023
Venue– Zhejiang University of Technology, Pingfield Cricket Field, Hangzhou
Date and Time– 3rd October, 6.30 AM IST
It promises to be a high-scoring affair with shorter boundaries. The match between Malaysia and Thailand saw Malaysia posting 268 and then restricting Thailand to a modest total.
It provides some assistance for the bowlers before it becomes a brilliant pitch to bat on. The captain that wins the toss would like to bat first posting a big total before putting pressure on the opponent team with tight bowling.
India (Ind) vs. Nepal (Nep) – Predicted Playing XI
Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Yaishvi Jaiswal, Rahul Tripathi, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Shivam Dube, Jitesh Sharma, Ravi Bishnoi, Washington Sundar, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar.
Kushal Bhurtel, Asif Sheikh, Kushal Malla, Rohit Paudel (C), Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Abinash Bohra, Sundeep Jora, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lammichhane.
Fantasy Selection – India vs Nepal
Team 1– Yaishvi Jaiswal (C), Kushal Bhurtel, Rahul Tripathi, Rohit Paudel (VC), Tilak Varma, Dipendra Singh Airee, Washington Sundar, Sompal Kami, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Lammichhane, Mukesh Kumar.
Team 2– Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Asif Sheikh, Rinku Singh, Kushal Malla (VC), Shivam Dube, Gulshan Jha, Jitesh Sharma, Sundeep Jora, Ravi Bishnoi, Karan KC, Arshdeep Singh.