The Dutch coach has opted to start with the Japanese-born midfielder in place of Lenny Rodrigues...
Lenny hasn't had the best of outings at the SAFF Championship and it comes as no surprise that Arata has replaced him in the line-up.
INDIA: Subrata Paul; Nirmal Chettri, Gouramangi Singh, Arnab Mondal, Nallappam Mohanraj; Syed Nabi, Mehtab Hossain, Arata Izumi, Jeje Lalpekhlua; Jewel Raja; Sunil Chhetri.
Subs: Sandip Nandy, Raju Gaikwad, Sandesh Jhingan, Francis Fernandes, Lenny Rodrigues, Robin Singh, Dawson Fernandes, Alwyn George.
NEPAL: Kiran Chemjong, Sagar Thapa, Rabin shrestha, Biraj Majarjan, Rohit Chand, Bhola Silwal, Jagjeet Shrestha, Raju Tamang, Bharat Khawas; Anil Gurung.
Subs: Ritesh Thapa, Bishal Shrestha, Sabindra Shrestha, Jumanu Rai, Bikram Lama, Prakash Budhathoki, Tanka Basnyat, Santosh Sahukhala, Bimal Gharti Magar.
How do you stay up with football when on the move? With http://m.goal.com –your best source for mobile coverage of the beautiful game.