Asia Cup 2023: India win toss, opt to bowl against Nepal

India made one change, replacing Jasprit Bumrah with Mohammed Shami

Sri Lanka Asia Cup Cricket India's captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli chat before the Asia Cup cricket match between India and Nepal in Pallekele, Sri Lanka on Monday, Sep. 4 | AP

India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first against Nepal in an Asia Cup match here on Monday.

India made one change, replacing Jasprit Bumrah with Mohammed Shami as the former went back home due to personal reasons.

Nepal too made one change, bringing in Bhim Sharki in place of Aarif Sheikh.

The match could be delayed a bit as a drizzle started just after the toss.

Teams: 

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

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

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