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India vs Nepal Asia Cup 2023 match: When, where and how to watch; live-streaming details


As the Asia Cup 2023 gains momentum, cricket enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the face-off between India and Nepal. Scheduled for September 4 in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, this group-stage match holds critical importance for both teams.

Rain had other plans during India’s opening game against Pakistan. After deciding to bat first in gloomy conditions, India managed 266 runs. Unfortunately, rain interfered repeatedly and eventually led to a washout. Both teams were left with just one point each. Now, India is desperate for some quality game time in the tournament.

Nepal is on the brink of making history. This will be their first clash with India and only their fifth match against a full-member ICC team. Their journey to this moment has been nothing short of a fairytale. 

They secured their Asia Cup spot by defeating the United Arab Emirates in a thrilling qualifying final. Despite putting up a fight and securing some early wickets in their opener against Pakistan, Nepal couldn’t stop the batting prowess of Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed. Pakistan sailed to a massive win with a margin of 238 runs.

For India, the stakes are sky-high. After the disrupted match against Pakistan, a win is crucial to keep their hopes alive in the tournament. No team can afford to slip at this juncture, especially with the competition being as fierce as ever.

Nepal, too, find themselves in a similar must-win scenario. Their bowlers have already showcased their potential by taking quick wickets against Pakistan. But, meeting India, a team seasoned with both talent and experience, is a different ballgame altogether.

Kandy weather today

Rain is expected to play a spoilsport today as well. In the morning, there is a 24% chance of rain in Kandy. The situation gets worse in the afternoon when the match is scheduled to take place. The chance of rain is then 56%, as per Even in the evening, it’s 59%

India vs Nepal: Where, when and how to watch

On September 4 at 3 PM (India time), the much-anticipated match between India and Nepal kicks off at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy. If you’re planning to catch the action from the comfort of your home, tune into the Star Sports Network for live broadcast. Alternatively, Disney+ Hotstar offers free live-streaming for those who prefer the digital experience.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2023, 10:20 AM IST

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.