Preview and analysis of Asia Cup 2023 Match-1 between PAK vs NEP, featuring Dream11 prediction, fantasy tips, expected playing 11, pitch report, team information, and Dream11 team suggestions.

PAK vs NEP Asia Cup 2023 Match Prediction 

Match:  PAK vs NEP Fantasy Team Prediction 
Time:   30 Aug, 03:00 PM (IST)  

Series:: Asia Cup Match-1 
Venue:  Multan Cricket Stadium – Multan, Pakistan 

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PAK vs NEP Preview: 

  • Babar Azam boasts a remarkable average of 58.44 in ODI cricket, establishing himself as a formidable right-handed leader. He emerges as a solid choice to place your support behind as Pakistan’s leading run-getter in the clash against Nepal. Meanwhile, Haris Rauf’s record showcases his prowess, with best figures of 5-11 in this format. As a pace bowler, he stands out as a compelling selection for the title of Pakistan’s top wicket-taker on the upcoming Wednesday.
  • Turning our attention to Nepal’s side, Bhim Sharki has left a notable mark in the year 2023, showcasing his prowess as a right-handed batter. He emerges as our prime candidate for Nepal’s highest run-scorer against the Pakistani team. On the other hand, Sandeep Lamichhane’s international career is on the cusp of reaching 200 wickets. As a skilled spinner, he is our favored pick for Nepal’s top wicket-taker in this inaugural match-up.
  • Amidst the international cricket landscape, Babar Azam’s consistency as a batter stands out prominently. Our projection anticipates him exceeding the 31.5-run mark in this particular fixture.

Live Streaming of PAK vs NEP: 

TV Channels: This game will be broadcast on TNT Sports, Star Sports, PTV, Fox Sports and Sky Sports.

Live Streaming: You can live-stream the match on the TNT App, Disney+ Hotstar and FOXTel.

Weather & Pitch Report


The match is set to commence beneath clear skies and abundant sunshine in Multan. The temperature will gradually decrease from the upper 30s to the lower 30s throughout the duration of the game. 

Pitch Report of PAK vs NEP:

Anticipate a favorable cricket pitch offering batters ample reward for their shots, while also providing support for both pace and spin bowlers. A competitive score for this context is expected to hover around 295 runs.

Toss Prediction: 

In the previous two matches held at this venue, victory has favored the team that batted first. Our anticipation is that both captains, if fortunate enough to win the coin toss, will opt to set a target by batting first.

PAK vs NEP Team NEWS: 

PAK Team News: 

Having made it to the finals of both the 2022 Asia Cup and the 2022 T20 World Cup in a remarkably short span, Pakistan is fueled with determination to progress an extra mile in this year’s Asia Cup and the upcoming 2023 World Cup. Under the leadership of Babar Azam, the team enters the tournament at full capacity for this initial encounter.

NEP Team News: 

Anticipation runs high within the Nepal squad as they approach their inaugural match in the Asia Cup 2023. Each player is eager for the opportunity to be chosen for the clash in Multan. No indications of injuries have emerged from the team, leading us to anticipate a complete roster at the disposal of the management.

Predicted Playing11:


1.Imam-ul Haq

2. Fakhar Zaman

3. Babar Azam(C)

4. M Rizwan(WK)

5. Saud Shakeel

6. Agha Salman

7. Shadab Khan

8. Mohammad Nawaz

9. Naseem-Shah

10. Shaheen Afridi

11. Haris Rauf


1.Kushal Bhurtel

2. Arjun Saud(WK)

3. R Kumar Paudel(C)

4. Kushal Malla

5. Bhim Sharki

6. Arif Sheikh

7. D Singh-Airee

8. Gulsan Jha

9. KC Karan

10. S Lamichhane

11. Sompal Kami

PAK vs NEP Team Combo: 

PAK Team Info – 

  • Imam-ul Haq and Fakhar Zaman are likely to take up the opening positions for the inning.
  • Occupying the crucial one-down slot will be Babar Azam, who serves as the backbone of the batting lineup.
  • Steering the middle-order batting will be Mohammad Rizwan and Saud Shakeel.
  • Notably, Mohammad Rizwan emerged as the highest fantasy points contributor in the previous match.
  • Guiding Pakistan as the captain will be Babar Azam, who also stands out as a proficient batsman.
  • Undertaking the role of wicket-keeping for Pakistan will be Mohammad Rizwan, who secured the most fantasy points in the previous game.
  • Managing the spin bowling department for the team will be Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz.
  • Taking the reins of the pace attack for their team will be Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf.

NEP Team Info – 

  • The opening pair is likely to consist of Kushal Bhurtel and Arjun Saud.
  • Notably, Kushal Bhurtel emerged as the highest fantasy points contributor in the previous match.
  • Occupying the pivotal one-down position will be Rohit Kumar Paudel, serving as the cornerstone of the batting lineup.
  • Steering the middle-order batting will be Kushal Malla and Bhim Sharki.
  • Guiding Nepal as the captain will be Rohit Kumar Paudel, who also stands out as a skilled batsman.
  • Taking on the responsibilities of wicket-keeping for Nepal will be Arjun Saud.
  • Overseeing the spin bowling facet for the team will be Sandeep Lamichhane and Dipendra Singh-Airee.
  • Leading the pace attack for their team will be Sompal Kami and KC Karan.

 Winning Chances: 

Anticipation is palpable as this game marks the commencement of the tournament, with added fervor due to Nepal’s debut appearance. Early boundaries or wickets could significantly boost Nepal’s morale; however, the prevailing expectation is that they will likely play second fiddle during the course of the match. We foresee Pakistan taking the lead in a confident manner, securing a comfortable victory to kick off their campaign successfully.

PAK vs NEP Key Players: 


Babar Azam 

At 28 years of age, he maintains his role as a shining example in all formats for his nation. In the recent ODI against Afghanistan on Saturday, he demonstrated his leadership by crafting a score of 60 runs from 86 balls.

Shaheen Shah Afridi 

In this year’s Men’s Hundred, the southpaw fast bowler relished several outstanding moments while representing Welsh Fire. His prowess on the field makes him an immensely threatening bowler, especially during the initial and concluding stages of the innings.

Haris Rauf 

Throughout the past year and a half, the 29-year-old fast bowler has notably showcased his prowess on the international stage. His performance stands out as a constant wicket-taking menace, effectively containing runs as well.


Bhim Sharki 

Displaying a wealth of potential in this particular format, the 21-year-old batter at the number four position has made a mark. His recent achievements include scores of 70, 67, and an unbeaten 77, all within the span of this year.

Karan KC 

The fast bowler is eagerly anticipating the opportunity to gauge his speed potential in Multan. With a tally of 133 international wickets, he brings a wealth of experience to the game.

Sandeep Lamichhane 

With a wealth of top-tier exposure gained from stints across major franchise leagues, the 23-year-old spinner boasts substantial high-level experience. Pakistan’s batters will undoubtedly approach facing him with a sense of caution.ent, Nepal’s recent ODI track record reflects three losses in their last four matches.

PAK vs NEP Team Forms: 

PAK Team Form: 

In their most recent five ODIs, Pakistan clinched victory in four, achieving substantial wins in two of those matches by margins exceeding 100 runs.

NEP Team Form: 

Embarking on this tournament, Nepal’s recent ODI track record reflects three losses in their last four matches.

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Pakistan (PAK) Squad: 

Imam-ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam(C), Mohammad Rizwan(WK), Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem-Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Abdullah Shafique, Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Haris(WK), Iftikhar-Ahmed, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim

Nepal (NEP) Squad: 

Kushal Bhurtel, Arjun Saud(WK), Rohit Kumar Paudel(C), Kushal Malla, Bhim Sharki, Arif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh-Airee, Gulsan Jha, KC Karan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami, Asif-Sheikh(WK), Sundeep Jora, Pratis-GC, Lalit Rajbanshi, Kishor Mahato, Mousom Dhakal

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