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Asia Cup 2023: Multan Cricket Stadium Pitch Report Today Match Pakistan vs Nepal

The venue is known for its high scoring supportive pitches and you can expect to see a lot of boundaries being scored at the ground.

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Pakistan and Nepal are going to play the opening match of Asia Cup 2023 at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Pakistan on 30th August 2023 from 3 PM onwards. Pakistan is currently the number one ranked team in ODIs after defeating Afghanistan by 3-0 in the recently concluded series which was played in Sri Lanka. On the other hand, Nepal has shown great tenacity in the past few months and will look to cause a major upset in the tournament. Here we have covered everything you need to know about the pitch report of Multan Cricket Stadium for today match between Pakistan and Nepal in detail.

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PAK vs NEP Multan Cricket Stadium Pitch Report Today Match

Multan Cricket Stadium offers a pitch that has been in the favour of batters. The venue is known for its high scoring supportive pitches and you can expect to see a lot of boundaries being scored at the ground. There won’t be any help for the pacers in the pitch and they would need to rely on the line and length to get wickets. On the other hand, spinners are also going to be useless on this pitch until the second innings begins. Spinners may find some help with the ball after the pitch gets a bit old at the venue. There won’t be much grip but at least something to give the bowlers a go at the batters for a brief period of time.

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Multan Cricket Stadium ODI Stats

A total of 10 ODIs have been played at the venue so far in which the team batting first and the team batting second has won an equal number of matches. The average first innings total at the ground is 254 runs while the average second innings score at the ground is 206 runs. The highest total recored at the venue is 323/3 by Pakistan against Bangladesh. The lowest ever total at the venue is 148/10 by Zimbabwe against Pakistan. The highest total chased at the venue is 306/5 by Pakistan against West Indies while the lowest total defended at the venue is 272/9 by Pakistan against Zimbabwe.

Total matches10
Matches won batting first5
Matches won bowling first5
Average 1st Inns scores254
Average 2nd Inns scores206
Highest total recorded323/3 (50 Ov) by PAK vs BAN
Lowest total recorded148/10 (38.3 Ov) by ZIM vs PAK
Highest score chased306/5 (49.2 Ov) by PAK vs WI
Lowest score defended272/9 (50 Ov) by PAK vs ZIM

Pakistan vs Nepal Today Match Possible Playing XI

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf

Nepal: Aarif Sheikh, Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Bhim Sharki, Sompal Kami, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Gulshan Jha, Pratis GC

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