Nepal is set to face India in the men’s cricket quarter-finals at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
On Monday morning, Nepal’s competitors were selected through a lottery.
The quarter-final match between Nepal and India is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday (October 3), starting at 6:45 am Nepali time.
Nepal recently played its first One-Day International against India in the Asia Cup last month, and they are gearing up for a T-20 International match within a month.
India has earned a direct qualification to the quarter-finals based on their ranking in the competition. Nepal secured their spot in the quarter-finals as the winners of Group ‘A,’ defeating Mongolia and Maldives.
Ruturaj Gaikwad is the captain of India in the tournament. For batters, players like Tilak Verma, Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, and Yashasvi Jaiswal are part of the India squad. Among bowlers, players like Ravi Bishnoi, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Akash Deep, and Arshdeep Singh have been picked in the squad. For all-rounders, Washington Sunar, Shahbaz Ahmed, and Shivam Dube have been picked. Jitesh Sharma and Prabhsimran Singh are the two wicketkeepers in the Indian squad.
Since the tournament clashes with the ICC World Cup 2023, a second-string squad has been prepared for the tournament.