Nepal Playing 11 for Asia Cup 2023, Team List, Captain

Published - 15 Aug 2023, 07:38 PM

Nepal team, Asia Cup 2023
Nepal team (Image: Twitter)

Nepal Playing 11 for Asia Cup 2023, Team List, Captain. Nepal has qualified for Asia Cup 2023. The team will play in the tournament for the first time in history. They will commence their journey with the encounter against Pakistan on August 30. Nepal is stationed in Group A with India and Pakistan part of its pool.

Nepal has announced their squad for Asia Cup 2023. Rohit Paudel is set to lead the team in Asia Cup 2023. Nepal has many all-rounders in their team. They will aim to showcase a memorable performance in Asia Cup. In this article, we talk about the best XI of Nepal for Asia Cup 2023.

Nepal Playing 11 for Asia Cup 2023, Team List, Captain

Kushal Bhurtel

Kushal Bhurtel
Kushal Bhurtel (Image: Twitter)

Kushal Bhurtel should be the opener for Nepal in Asia Cup 2023. The right-handed batter is the top run-scorer for the team this year. Bhurtel has hit 544 runs in 19 ODIs with 1 century and 3 half-centuries.

Aasif Sheikh (WK)

Aasif Sheikh
Aasif Sheikh (Credits: Twitter)

Aasif Sheikh should be the other opener for Nepal in Asia Cup. He should also keep the stumps. The right-handed batsman has shown marvellous form in 2023, hitting 532 runs in 18 ODIs. He scored 1 ton and 4 half-centuries this year and owns superb form.

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Rohit Paudel (C)

Rohit Paudel, Nepal Captain, Asia Cup 2023
Rohit Paudel (Image: Twitter)

Rohit Paudel is the captain of Nepal in the Asia Cup 2023 and should lead the team. The right-handed batsman has smacked 524 runs in 20 ODIs this year, smacking 3 fifties. Paudel will strengthen the team in the middle order.

Bhim Sharki

Bhim Sharki
Bhim Sharki (Credits: Twitter)

Bhim Sharki should be another middle-order batsman for Nepal in Asia Cup 2023. In 14 ODIs, he has slammed 409 runs at an average of 37+. With 3 half-centuries, he has done a decent job for the team in ODIs. He also scored a match-winning knock of unbeaten 77 runs in one game.

Kushal Malla

Kushal Malla
Kushal Malla (Image: Twitter)

Kushal Malla will be a crucial all-rounder for Nepal in Asia Cup 2023. The left-handed batter accounts for 541 runs in ODIs this year. He follows Bhurtel as the second-highest run-getter for the team in 2023, smacking 1 ton and 3 half-centuries. The left-arm spinner has also grabbed 11 scalps across 19 games this year.

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Dipendra Singh Airee

Dipendra Singh Airee
Dipendra Singh Airee (Credits: Twitter)

Dipendra Singh Airee will be another crucial middle-order batter for Nepal in Asia Cup 2023. In 19 ODIs this year, Dipendra Singh has mustered 360 runs at an average of 25. He also hit 2 fifties. With the ball, the right-arm off-spinner has grabbed 17 scalps.

Sandeep Lamichhane

Sandeep Lamichhane
Sandeep Lamichhane (Image: Twitter)

Sandeep Lamichhane is the most crucial bowler for Nepal and should be the primary spinner for the team in Asia Cup 2023. The leg spinner has bagged 42 wickets in 19 ODIs this year. With his fabulous show, he also helped Nepal to reach Asia Cup. No doubt, Sandeep Lamichhane is also the top wicket-taker for the team in ODIs in 2023.

Lalit Rajbanshi

Lalit Rajbanshi
Lalit Rajbanshi (Credits: Twitter)

Lalit Rajbanshi has grabbed 18 wickets in 10 games this year at an average of 15.27. Rajbanshi will be another crucial spinner for the team. The left-arm off-spinner held an economy of just 3.39 while bowling this year.

Gulsan Jha

Gulsan Jha
Gulsan Jha (Credits: Twitter)

Gulsan Jha should be clubbed into the pace attack. The right-arm pacer has hunted as many as 13 wickets in 13 games this year at an economy of 4.93. He is a right-arm medium pacer.

Karan KC

Karan KC
Karan KC (Image: Twitter)

With 30 wickets in 18 ODIs in 2023, Karan KC is the most successful pacer for Nepal. However, he is not just a pacer but an all-rounder too. With the bat, the right-handed batsman has hit 145 runs in 18 games at an average of 24.16.

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Sompal Kami

Sompal Kami
Sompal Kami (Credits: Twitter)

Sompal Kami should be another pacer for Nepal in Asia Cup. With 13 scalps in 15 games in 2023, Kami has done a decent job in ODIs this year. The right-arm pacer has played as many as 47 ODIsand accounts for 63 wickets at an average of 28.06.

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