India takes on Nepal at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, on Monday afternoon in Match 5 of the 2023 Asia Cup. Nepal’s first match against Pakistan resulted in a loss by 238 runs, while India’s first match of the tournament terminated in a tie with Pakistan on Saturday. The following is a preview of this Group A match. This day-night match begins in Sri Lanka at 15:00 local time.
India labored against Pakistan’s world-class pace bowlers in Saturday’s match prior to the onset of rain, but we do not anticipate them to struggle against Nepal’s bowlers.
India won the toss and elected to bat first on Saturday, and following some disappointing performances by their top order, we anticipate that they will elect to bat first once more. Our prediction is that whoever wins the coin will elect to bat first.
As on Saturday, there is a chance of thunderstorms during the beginning of this contest, and there is a chance of rain throughout Monday.
On Saturday, this pitch favored fast bowlers significantly more than spinners, and we anticipate a similarly swift wicket in this match.
Head to Head:
India and Nepal have never met in an ODI, so this will be their first encounter.
IND vs NEP Team Form in Last Five Matches:
IND : NR W L W L
NEP : L L W L L
Saturday’s first contest of the tournament pitted India against Pakistan in a highly anticipated matchup. However, the weather prevented us from obtaining a victory, causing both teams to split the points. India is presently second in the group and must defeat Nepal by a large margin to increase its net run rate and finish first.
India Squad Prediction:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Nepal is competing in its first-ever Asia Cup alongside two of the tournament’s most formidable squads. They suffered a crushing defeat in their inaugural match against Pakistan and will seek to improve upon that performance.
Nepal Squad Prediction:
Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Rohit Paudel (c), Aarif Sheikh, Sompal Kami, Gulsan Jha, Sipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Malla, Sandeep Lamichhane, Karan KC, Lalit Rajbanshi
Who will win India vs Nepal 5th Asia Cup Match?
In their initial match, Nepal was soundly defeated by Pakistan, and none of their players would make India’s squad for this tournament. Before this encounter, India is unquestionably the best team in the world.
India vs Nepal Prediction:
Nepal took two early wickets against Pakistan on Wednesday, and they will need to do the same against a formidable India side in order to have a chance in this match. We do not anticipate India to experience any difficulties with bat or ball in this match, and we are backing them to win.
India will win the Asia Cup 2023's 5th match against Nepal.