Nepal Squad for Asia Cup 2023, Team List, Captain

Published - 14 Aug 2023, 05:53 PM

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

Nepal Squad for Asia Cup 2023, Team List, Captain. Nepal will play Asia Cup 2023 opener against Pakistan on August 30 (Wednesday). Nepal is part of Group A with India and Pakistan in their pool. Nepal has qualified for Asia Cup 2023 for the first time- scripting history in international cricket.

Rohit Paudel is the captain of Nepal in ODIs and will lead the team in Asia Cup 2023 too. Although Nepal is an inferior team against mighty giants India and Pakistan, they will aim for a powerful performance against them. In this article, we talk about the Nepal squad for Asia Cup 2023.


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Nepal Squad for Asia Cup 2023, Team List, Captain

Openers- Kushal Bhurtel & Aasif Sheikh (WK)

Kushal Bhurtel
Kushal Bhurtel (Image: Twitter)

For openers, Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh are expected to be part of Asia Cup 2023. Bhurtel has hit 544 runs in 19 ODIs this year with 1 century and 3 half-centuries. He is the leading run-getter for the team.

Aasif Sheikh is a wicketkeeper who can be the other opener. He has mustered 532 runs in 18 games so far at an average of 33.25. He has scored 4 fifties and 1 ton this year.

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Middle-Order- Rohit Paudel (C), Bhim Sarki, Aarif Sheikh

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

In the middle order, Rohit Paudel, Bhim Sarki, and Aarif Sheikh are 3 batters who can make it to the Nepal squad for Asia Cup 2023. Paudel has scored 524 runs in 20 games with 3 half-centuries. Bhim Sarki accounts for 409 runs in 14 games with 3 half-centuries. Aarif Sheikh accounts for 296 runs in 15 ODIs at an average of 26.90.

Wicket-Keepers- Arjun Saud

Arjun Saud
Arjun Saud (Credits: Twitter)

Other than Aasif Sheikh, Arjun Saud is another wicketkeeper who can be part of Nepal in the Asia Cup 2023. Arjun Saud featured in 2 ODIs this year. He smacked a brilliant 48-run knock in one game.

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All-Rounders- Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Malla, Pratis GC

Kushal Malla
Kushal Malla (Image: Twitter)

Almost all Nepal batters have the ability to bowl. However, Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Malla, and Pratis GC are three key all-rounders for the team. Airee has hit 360 runs in ODIs and hunted 17 scalps.

Kushal Malla got 11 wickets and scored 541 runs. He has also hit 1 ton and 3 half-centuries. Pratis GC has got 2 wickets.

Spinners- Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi

Sandeep Lamichhane
Sandeep Lamichhane (Image: Twitter)

For spinners, Nepal can go ahead with Sandeep Lamichhane and Lalit Rajbanshi. Sandeep Lamichhane has hunted 42 scalps in 19 games this year and is the leading wicket-taker for the team. Lalit Rajbanshi has got 18 wickets in 10 games at an average of 15.27. He is the third-highest wicket-taker.

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Pacers- Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Kishore Mahato

Gulsan Jha
Gulsan Jha (Credits: Twitter)

For pacers, Gulsan Jha, Kishore Mahato, and Sompal Kami are three pacers who can be part of Nepal in Asia Cup 2023. Right-arm pacer Karan KC has picked 30 scalps in 18 games.

Gulsan Jha has smacked 13 wickets in 13 ODIs this year. Sompal Kami has hunted 13 scalps in 2023. Kishore Mahato can be another pacer. He accounts for 2 wickets in 2 ODI games.


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