The 16th edition of the Asia Cup is currently in progress. The tournament is a perfect preparation for teams like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. But for the sixth team – Nepal – it is a special competition.
This is the first time in history that they are playing in the Asia Cup and no wonder, they will be keen to leave their mark.
They showed what they can do in the game against Pakistan before all hell went loose thanks to Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed. With the match against India set to be played in Pallekele, Nepal will have another experience of playing at an international venue after playing in Multan in the tournament opener.
While their bowling looks decent enough to compete (apart from death overs), the batting line-up tends to struggle as it was visible in Pakistan game. It will be yet another test of endurance for them and needless to say, one won’t be surprised if they fail again.
As for India, they will be coming into this match after playing against the arch-rivals Pakistan.
The game against Nepal will be important for them not only for the players to get eased out in their positions, but also for the fact that the World Cup squad will be picked soon after this match.
However, Rohit Sharma and his men will be aware of the fact that they cannot take things for granted at any stage against Nepal.
While there is excitement around this match with the two teams facing for the first match, a common question among fans is IND vs NEP where to watch.
Nepal – L, W, L, L, L (Most recent first)
Nepal featured in the ACC Emerging Men’s Asia Cup tournament before coming into this competition. They managed a win only against the United Arab Emirates A team and lost to India A and Pakistan A. They also suffered a massive loss by 238 runs against Pakistan in Multan in the tournament opener. But the experience of playing big teams will keep them in good stead and facing the Indian superstars will be a huge thing for the team.
India – W, L, W, L, L (Most recent first)
Game time has been a massive problem for India’s first-choice players coming into this Asia Cup. But they had a week-long camp in Bengaluru prior to the competition and will be gunning to do well. They won the ODI series in West Indies before the Asia Cup but it was more about experimentation for them.
The journey begins tomorrow – let's unite, strive, and make our mark. Facing Pakistan and India, every match is a lesson, every moment a chance to learn and grow. A big shoutout to our amazing fans – you truly drive us forward. #AsiaCupJourney #AsiaCup #NepalCricket pic.twitter.com/FFM0aJ6XEZ— Kushal Bhurtel (@kushalbhurtel14) August 29, 2023
India vs Nepal Where to Watch
The answer to the most common question – India vs Nepal where to watch – is on Star Sports Network.
Star network has the official telecast rights of the Asia Cup. Moreover, the live streaming of this match will be available on Disney + Hotstar. The match will be streamed live for free for smartphone users in India. So the match will be watched by millions of fans in the country.