Pakistan have introduced their squad for the primary match of the Asia Cup in opposition to Nepal on 30 August in Multan.
Babar Azam will captain the Pakistani workforce with Shadab Khan as his vice-captain. The opposite gamers within the squad are Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf.
Pakistan, who’re the top-ranked one-day worldwide workforce on the planet, will face Nepal within the Group A fixture on the Multan Cricket Stadium.
It will likely be the primary time that Nepal will play within the Asia Cup, and in addition the primary time that Multan will host a match within the match. The 2 groups have by no means met earlier than at this degree.
The match will begin at 14:30 native time (09:30 GMT), preceded by a vibrant opening ceremony.
his workforce ready for his or her opening match of the Asia Cup in opposition to Nepal.
“It is always a great feeling to play in front of the passionate Multan crowd and we all are very excited that the Asia Cup is beginning from this city,” Babar informed reporters.
“I want to congratulate Nepal for qualifying for the Asia Cup and I hope that their participation will give a boost to the development of the sport in the country. We are looking forward to playing Nepal and I am sure it will be a good contest.”
Pakistan are on a roll in ODIs, having swept Afghanistan 3-Zero in Sri Lanka on Saturday to high the ICC rankings for the second time since April.
Nepal, who earned their ODI standing in 2018, will make their debut within the Asia Cup, which is a 50-over match that includes six groups from Asia.