Team India will be seeking a full-match against Nepal at Pallekele stadium to test their lineup ahead of knock out games in ongoing Asia Cup 2023.
After first game against arch-rivals Pakistan on September 2 was washed out due to rain, team management will be hoping for smooth play today and test their men.
Notably, Asia Cup is being looked as an opportunity to prepare for the World Cup 2023, scheduled to take place in India.
In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, Md Shami is likely to get a name in the squad, while Ishan Kishan is expected to bat at No. 5 once again. Despite failing to make a mark, Shreyas Iyer will play the game against Nepal.
Ahead of the game, let’s look at the weather prediction, pitch report and tentative playing XI of India and Nepal.
Ind vs Nepal Pitch Report:
The Pallekele’s pitch is expected to assist seamers on Monday. With overcast conditions, batters are expected to struggle a bit. However, we can expect a close battle between bat and ball.
Ind vs Nepal Weather Report
The weather would be major on Monday as 80 percent of rain in the morning is expected and 65% percent chances of rain in the afternoon.
Ind vs Nepal Tentative XI:
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Md. Shami, Md. Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, and Shardul Thakur
Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Rohit Paudel, Aarif Sheikh, Sompal Kami, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulsan Jha, Kushal Malla, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi