Nepal vs Kuwait, Match Preview & Prediction
NEP and KUW will face-off in the first Semi-Final of the ACC Men’s Premier ODI Cup on April 29, 2023. Nepal has been undefeated in the three games it has played so far. Meanwhile, Kuwait has played four games and won three of them by an impressive margin. Their first match was against UAE where they unfortunately lost by a huge 143 runs.
Nepal vs Kuwait, Match Details:
Match: Nepal vs Kuwait (NEP vs KUW) Semi-Final 1, ACC Men’s ODI Premier Cup
Venue: Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur, Nepal
Date & Time: Saturday, April 29, 2023, 8:45 AM IST
Nepal vs Kuwait Pitch Report:
Overall, the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground is a great venue for batters. It is expected that both teams will bowl first at this venue, with the pacers benefiting the most. The average score overall in this field is 260, and the average score in the first innings is 295, based on the last five games. The numbers show that the team batting first has a 60% chance of winning.
Nepal vs Kuwait Weather Forecast:
According to the forecast, Kirtipur should experience temperatures between 24 and 25 Celsius. Additionally, there would be fragmented clouds and there might be a little rain throughout the time frame given.
Expected Playing XI
Rohit Paudel(c), Aasif Sheikh (wk), Dipendra Singh Airee, Sompal Kami, Kushal Bhurtel, Lalit Rajbanshi, Bhim Sharki, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Gulsan Jha
Mohammed Aslam(c), Adnan Idrees, Usman Patel(wk), Bilal Tahir, Yasin Patel, Ravija Sandaruwan, Meet Bhavsar, Shiraz Khan, Parvinder Kumar, Shahrukh Quddus, Sayed Monib
Nepal Top Picks
Kushal Malla bowls slow left-arm orthodox spin and bats left-handed. In the game against Oman, he scored 108 runs off 64 balls, and against Malaysia, he scored 70 runs off 40 balls. However, his most recent performance against Qatar was below par, as he only managed to score three runs off of five balls.
Sandeep Lamichhane has proven himself to be a great leg-break googly bowler, as showcased by his 5 wicket haul and 42 run score against Qatar. He only allowed 15 runs from his bowling, making him an excellent match performer. His performance has made him Nepal’s go-to bowler for any game situation.
Lalit Rajbanshi, a left arm orthodox bowler , has represented Nepal in three matches. He has taken 6 wickets in total while giving away 83 runs, making him an invaluable asset to the team whose future success is guaranteed with his presence.
Kuwait Top Picks
In Kuwait, Usman Patel serves dual roles of wicket-keeping and batting in the lower order. During a match against Hong Kong, his batting prowess was evident as he scored 50 runs off 48 balls to bag a half-century.
Adnan is an all-rounder who can bowl off-spin and bat right-handed. He recently had an impressive performance against Hong Kong, scoring 45 runs off 45 balls, while also taking a wicket by giving up 53 runs.
M. Aslam’s diverse abilities have made him a great asset to his team. He bowls slow left-arm pitches and bats right-handed, as evidenced by his performance against Hong Kong, where he took one wicket, conceded 38 runs and scored 32 runs in 67 balls.
Nepal vs Kuwait Differential Picks
Nepal vs Kuwait Safe Captaincy Picks
Nepal vs Kuwait Differential Captaincy Picks
Nepal vs Kuwait Fantasy XI:
WK: Usman Patel
BAT: Bhim Sharki, Rohit Paudel, K Bhurtel
AR: Adnan Idrees, M Aslam, Kushal Malla
BOWL: Sayed Monib, Shahrukh Quddus, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi
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