Host Pakistan will start the proceedings of the Asia Cup 2023 against the only associate team of the tournament. The men in green will play Nepal at the Multan Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Here is the Multan Cricket Stadium Pitch Report, Records, Weather, and much more.
The 2 times champions Pakistan are looking in great balance to clinch their third title this time around. After defeating talented Afghani side 3-0 they will be high in spirit and looking to dominate the tournament.
The Pakistani side will probably play around two games on their home turf in this tournament which will give them a slight advantage over other teams. Babar and his men are pooled in Group B where their arch-rivals India are also pooled.
The Nepal game will be crucial for Pakistan to get to know about what combination of teams they will play against India on the 2nd of September.
PAK vs NEP Asia Cup 2023 Match 1, Date, Time, Venue, and Weather Forecast
Date: 30th September, Wednesday
Time: 3:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
Weather Forecast: It will be a bright sunny day in Multan for the Asia Cup 2023 inaugural game. The temperature will rise up to 37 degrees in the afternoon which dip down to 34 to 33 degrees in the evening. The wind speed will be 14kmph with a humidity percentage of 57%.
Multan Cricket Stadium Pitch Report
It is a batting paradise, especially for the first 10-20 overs and the batters should cash in the opportunity to score runs here in the first innings. Seamers do get some help from the surface when they hit the deck hard, especially under lights.
The winner should opt to bat first on this pitch and try to post a mammoth total and put the opponents under pressure in the second innings.
It’s a dry wicket with no moisture in it which results in extra efforts from the bowlers to get some amount of help.
Records at the Multan Cricket Stadium in ODIs
Total matches: 10
Matches won batting first: 5
Matches won bowling first: 5
Average 1st Inns scores: 254
Average 2nd Inns scores: 206
Highest total recorded: 323/3 (50 Ov) by PAK vs BAN
Lowest total recorded: 148/10 (38.3 Ov) by ZIM vs PAK
Highest score chased: 306/5 (49.2 Ov) by PAK vs WI
Lowest score defended: 272/9 (50 Ov) by PAK vs ZIM