The Group A match will happen in Pallekele on Monday, with everybody hoping for a rain-free day within the Sri Lankan metropolis.
There was robust debate late on Saturday, on social media, YouTube channels and news channels, on who were luckier of the two teams, India or Pakistan, as persistent rain in the second half of their high-octane Asia Cup clash at Pallekele, meant that Pakistan did not even start their chase of 267.
The Asia Cup match between India and Nepal faces rain threat as the Monday weather forecast for Pallekele doesn’t look promising. The weather for Monday evening currently shows ‘100% cloud cover’ with a ‘shower in spots’.
India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah and his wife Sanjana Ganesan were blessed with a baby boy, confirmed the cricketer while sharing a heart-warming post on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Monday.
Pakistan have already secured a spot within the ‘Tremendous 4’ stage with three factors, ensuing from two factors with a victory over Nepal and one level from the rain-abandoned match in opposition to arch-rivals India. The equation is obvious for India, who’ve one level, and Nepal, who’re but to safe some extent. They have to safe victory on this match to advance to the Tremendous 4 stage. In case of one other washout, Indian will undergo whereas Nepal shall be eradicated.
“Each technology (of Nepal Cricket) had a dream that sooner or later they are going to play with large nations…Right this moment their dream is coming true,” the Nepal coach instructed ANI.
“We’ve got performed the League 2 matches and Asia Cup qualifiers matches. We’ve got gained these. We are going to again our strengths in opposition to India,” Desai added.
The coach conceded that Nepal’s gamers could initially be in awe of the celebrity Indian gamers similar to Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Nonetheless, as soon as they step onto the sector, they are going to be fiercely aggressive. He emphasised that this presents a beneficial alternative for Nepal to determine its personal distinct identification.
Nepal’s all-rounder Gulshan Jha echoed this sentiment, highlighting that Nepal has a novel likelihood to realize invaluable insights and expertise from going through a staff of India’s caliber.
“We’ve got a possibility to be taught from India. India is an enormous staff. Each wicket shall be priceless for us and we’ll work exhausting for it,” stated Jha.
“We had dreamt of a day we’d play Check groups like India and Pakistan. We are going to compete exhausting on the sector, although it’s a fanboy second for all of us”, he added.
All-rounder Aarif Sheikh, in the meantime, hopes to internet the massive fish Virat Kohli.
“I wish to take Virat Kohli’s wicket and wish to face each (Indian) bowler,” he stated.
“We’re enjoying an enormous match. We might play it like a knockout match. It’s a fanboy second for us, however we’ll play exhausting on the sector and proceed with our adoration for India off the sector. Our gamers and former generations have labored very exhausting for a day like this,” he added.
(With company inputs)