Nepal vs Qatar, Match Preview & Prediction
On April 27th, 2023, Nepal and Qatar will be competing against each other in the 19th ACC Men’s Premier One Day International Cup. Nepal has had a successful run in the tournament, having won their matches against Malaysia and Oman. However, they lost to Saudi Arabia in their third game. On the other hand, Qatar has yet to secure victory as they have been defeated in all three games against Oman, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia.
Nepal vs Qatar, Match Details:
Match: Nepal vs Qatar (NEP vs QAT) Match 19, ACC Men’s ODI Premier Cup
Venue: Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur, Nepal
Date & Time: Thursday, April 27, 2023, 8:45 AM IST
Nepal vs Qatar Pitch Report:
For batters, the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground is a great venue. Both teams will likely bowl first at this location because of how little the field changes throughout the course of the game. It would be most advantageous for the spinners.
Nepal vs Qatar Weather Forecast:
According to the forecast, Kirtipur is likely to experience a temperature between 15.74 – 16.50 Celsius. Moreover, there won’t be much cloud coverage and there might be slight rain in the area during the specified time frame.
Expected Playing XI
Rohit Paudel(c), Aasif Sheikh (wk), Dipendra Singh Airee, Karan KC, Sompal Kami, Kushal Bhurtel, Lalit Rajbanshi, Bhim Sharki, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh
Zaheer Ibrahim, Kamran Khan, Imal Malindu(wk), Mohammed Rizlan(c), Muhammad Tanveer, Khurram Shahzad, Amir Farooq, Muhammad Ikramullah, Muhammad Murad, Mohammed Nadeem, Sandun Chamara Withanage
Nepal Top Picks
Bhim Sharki has played for Nepal in each game. He has scored 71 runs off 98 balls and 67 runs off 76 balls in two games against Malaysia and the UAE, respectively. In his most recent game against Oman, he scored 33 runs off 56 balls. This young batter has the ability to maintain the proper tempo for the team’s innings.
Kushal Malla is a talented cricketer who bats left-handed and bowls with a slow left-arm orthodox spin. He scored 108 runs in his most recent game against Oman off just 64 balls, and 70 runs off 40 against Malaysia. In contrast to his first encounter against the UAE, where he managed to score only 5 runs off 5 balls, his performance in the last two games was spectacular.
Sandeep Lamichhane is a leg-break googly bowler and has performed well in several matches. He has a total of 7 wickets in his three appearances, however his first game against the UAE wasn’t as successful; he only had 1 wicket while giving 80 runs. He is the go-to bowler for Nepal at any phase of the game.
Qatar Top Picks
Imal Malindu, a left-handed batter, has demonstrated impressive performance in recent matches. He scored 56 runs off 68 balls during his most recent game against Malaysia, and 31 runs off only 31 balls against Saudi Arabia. In his first game he made 27 runs with 39 balls against Oman. Going forward, he will need to maintain this high rate of scoring in upcoming games.
He is a right-handed batter. In three matches against Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Oman respectively, he accumulated 91 runs off 147 balls, with 26 runs from 36 balls in the first match being his highest score. Additionally, he was able to take one wicket in his most recent game whilst scoring 47 runs.
M Ikramullah is an impressive all-round player who specializes in bowling and batting. He has a medium left arm style of pitching and has taken six wickets during this season. Moreover, he also made 79 runs off 102 balls throughout Qatar’s three games.
Nepal vs Qatar Differential Picks
Nepal vs Qatar Safe Captaincy Picks
Nepal vs Qatar Differential Captaincy Picks
Nepal vs Qatar Fantasy XI:
WK: Imal Malindu
BAT: Bhim Sharki, K Shahzad, K Bhurtel
AR: Kushal Malla, M Ikramullah, M Tanveer
BOWL: Sandeep Limachhane, S Kami, L Rajbanshi, M Murad
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