India vs Nepal Prediction: Asia Cup Betting Tips & Odds

Here’s the much-awaited India vs Nepal prediction as they prepare for a maiden face-off. Nepal will take on India and Nepal in this Asia Cup 2023 match on Monday, September 4. The Group A fixture will take place at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. India are massive favourites to win this game at 1/100 (1.01) while Nepal have a gargantuan task with the odds of 14/1 (15.00).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • India vs Nepal, Asia Cup, Group A
  • September 4, 2023 – 9:30 AM GMT
  • Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

Pallekele has generally served pretty decent pitches for batting. But in the last couple of games, bowlers did find good assistance. The average first innings score at this venue stands at 248.

The weather in Pallekele is likely to be cloudy with a few showers throughout the day. There’s a 70% chance of precipitation in the afternoon so the match could be affected.

India vs Nepal Prediction

These two teams have never faced each other. There’s a huge gap in quality between the two, with India having much stronger batting and bowling line-ups. Nepal would need nothing short of a miracle to trouble India.

Our Prediction: India to win this match at 1/100 (1.01).

Top Run-scorer

Shubman Gill has made 553 runs in his previous 10 ODIs at an average of 61 while striking at over 100. Bet on Gill to be the top batter for India at 9/4 (3.25). Rohit Paudel has 1469 runs in ODI cricket at an average of 31 with eight fifties and a hundred. Bet on Paudel to be Nepal’s top batter at 11/4 (3.75).

Our Prediction: Shubman Gill to be India’s top run-scorer at 9/4 (3.25).

Top Wicket-taker

Mohammed Siraj has been superb in the fifty-over format, picking 19 wickets from eight innings this year at 17.1 strike rate. Back Siraj to be India’s best bowler at 11/4 (3.75). Karan KC has taken 18 wickets in nine games at a strike rate of 23.5. You can bet on him to be Nepal’s top bowler at 3/1 (4.00).

Our Prediction: Mohammed Siraj to be India’s top wicket-taker at 11/4 (3.75).

Man of the Match

Shubman Gill had a tough time in the previous game but you can back him to come good. He has registered three hundreds and two fifties in the format this year. Take a punt on Gill to be the player of the match at 9/2 (5.50).

Our Prediction: Shubman Gill to be the Man of the Match at 9/2 (5.50) odds.

India vs Nepal Preview

It’s a must-win match for both the teams as the winner will advance through to Super 4. Here’s a short preview of two sides ahead of their match on Monday.


India’s first game of the Asia Cup ended in a no result due to rain. Batting first, they were in big trouble with their top four back in the hut for just 66 runs. Ishan Kishan (82) and Hardik Pandya (87) bailed them out and powered the score to 266 before rain played spoil-sport.

Ishan Kishan playing was a given in the absence of KL Rahul but India also prefered Shardul Thakur over Mohammed Shami for batting depth.

Squad: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj


Nepal suffered a 238-run hammering at the hands of Pakistan in their first group fixture. Their bowlers could really do much as Pakistan posted 342 on the board while the batting unit was skittled out for 104.

Nepal are unlikely to make any changes to the side. They’ll be hoping for a better performance from their top order.

Squad: Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Rohit Paudel (c), Aarif Sheikh, Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi

How to Watch Asia Cup 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

For the fans living in the UK, you can witness the live action of the India vs Nepal match from the Asia Cup 2023 live on TNT Sports.

  • TNT Sports (TV)

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