India vs. Nepal, Asia Cup 2023: The Indian cricket team dropped three catches in the first five overs against Nepal.
On the pitch, the Indian cricket team had a terrible day, dropping three catches in the first five overs against Nepal in the Asia Cup 2023 on Monday. Shreyas Iyer dropped a simple chance when Kushal Bhurtel edged a delivery from Mohammed Shami towards the slips in the first over of the session. Only one delivery later, it was Virat Kohli at cover point who dropped an absolute sitter from Mohammed Siraj.
A few overs later, Bhurtel edged another ball from Shami, and it appeared like Ishan Kishan would have little trouble completing the catch. The ball, though, flew right past his gloves, leaving skipper Rohit Sharma in full bewilderment. Then, in the later overs, Shardul Thakur blew an easy chance to halt a boundary.
“We’re going to bowl first.” There is no particular reason. We batted in the previous game. We’d like to see what the bowlers have to give. I’m not sure about the weather. We simply want the bowlers to have a game under their belt. Hardik and Ishan batted brilliantly under pressure for us. Ishan demonstrated great maturity by participating in the game as well. Positive indicators for us. It’s another crucial game for us. One modification. “Bumrah is unavailable; we have Shami in place for him,” Rohit remarked before the toss.
India’s playing XI consists of Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj.
Nepal’s Playing XI consists of Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (w), Rohit Paudel (c), Bhim Sharki, Sompal Kami, Gulsan Jha, Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Malla, Sandeep Lamichhane, Karan KC, and Lalit Rajbanshi.