Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Asia Cup, 2023 - Nepal vs India- 5th Match- 4 September
The 5th match of the Asia Cup will be played between India and Nepal on 4th of September at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy.
Live Scores - Nepal vs India - 5th Match
Current Form India:
The first match of India's campaign against Pakistan was abandoned due to rain.
The top run scorer for India in Asia Cup is Hardik Pandya with 89 runs to his name.
In the match against Pakistan, India batted first and they were bowled out for 266. The start was terrible as both Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi were breathing fire with the ball. Afridi removed Indian stalwarts Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli quite early into the innings. When India were struggling at 66 for 4, Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya took the responsibility of taking India out of trouble. Kishan made 82, while Pandya struck 89 runs to help India get to 266.
Right after the first innings, rain arrived and the match couldn't restart again.
They are a strong team and it won't a big surprise if they completely dominate Nepal in their next game.
Current Form Nepal:
Nepal have lost their previous match against Pakistan by 238 runs.
The top run scorer for Nepal in Asia Cup is Sompal Kami with 28 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Nepal in Asia Cup is Sompal Kami with 2 wickets under his belt.
In their previous match, Pakistan batted first and they posted a huge total of 342 for 6 in 50 overs. Babar Azam led the way as he scored 151 runs off 131 balls. Iftikhar Ahmed also shone bright with a valuable knock of 109 not out in just 71 balls. His backfoot play was simply incredible and it seems to be giving him runs. On the back of these two incredible knocks, Pakistan got to 342 in 50 overs of play.
During the chase, Kushal Bhurtel struck 2 boundaries before getting caught behind off the bowling of Shaheen Afridi. The Pakistani bowlers were really dominating the Nepali batting. Haris Rauf struck important blows in the middle overs and broke the back of the chase. Shadab Khan then finished the proceedings off with a 4-fer as he helped wrap Nepal innings to 104. Pakistan thus won the match by 238 runs.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (VC), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.
Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Bhim Sharki, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pratish GC, Shyam Dhakal, Sundeep Jora, Kishore Mahato and Arjun Saud.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Nepal
Who will win?- India
Top Batter (Runs Scored) - Rohit Sharma (India), Kushal Bhurtel (Nepal)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken)- Jasprit Bumrah (India), Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal)
Most Sixes – Rohit Sharma (India), Kushal Bhurtel (Nepal)
Player of the Match- Rohit Sharma (India)
Team Scores Batting first – India 300+, Nepal 150+
Match Handicap: India
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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