Pakistan has risen to the top of the ICC ODI rankings after a dominant three-match ODI series triumph against Afghanistan. Pakistan began their first match of the Asia Cup 2023 against newcomer Nepal.
On Thursday, the Pakistan squad managed by Babar Azam facing Nepal in their opening encounter at Multan Cricket Stadium.
Pakistan, along with India and Nepal, is in Group A of the event. Pakistan is in fantastic form in 2023, having performed consistently in all formats.
Pakistan’s Asia Cup 2023 Squad Strategy
Pakistan appears to be a top-heavy team, but they have recently improved their middle-order and selected a balanced Asia Cup squad.
Pakistan, in addition to having the best top-order batting in the tournament, also has the most dangerous pace attack.
Pakistan’s first-choice pacers are expected to be Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah in their opening game against Nepal.
Shadab Khan, along with skipper Babar Azam, will be vital players once again in this event. Let’s take a look at Pakistan and Nepal’s starting lineup.
Pakistan’s Playing XI
Nepal’s Playing XI
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