Nepal vs Saudi Arabia, Match Preview & Prediction
The Nepal vs South Africa Match 14 ACC Men’s Premier ODI Cup is set to take place on April 24th, 2023. Nepal is at the top of Group A, having won back-to-back victories in the tournament. So far, they have defeated Malaysia and Kenya and are the favorites to win this game as well. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia lost to Malaysia but bounced back to win against Qatar.
Nepal vs Saudi Arabia, Match Details:
Match: Nepal vs Saudi Arabia (NEP vs SAU) Match 14, ACC Men’s ODI Premier Cup
Venue: Mulpani Cricket Ground
Date & Time: Monday, April 24, 2023, 8:45 AM IST
Nepal vs Saudi Arabia Pitch Report:
This is a good batting track with ample amount of support to the batters and spinners. The average first innings score at this venue is 211.
Nepal vs Saudi Arabia Weather Forecast:
There are slight chances of rain during the match.
Expected Playing XI
Aarif Sheikh, Gyanendra Malla, K Bhurtel, Rohit Kumar Paudel(C), Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Malla, Asif Sheikh(wk), Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Karan KC, Sompal Kami
Hisham Sheikh, Waqar Ul-Hassan, Irshad Mubbashar, Usman Najeeb, Saad Khan-II(C), Abdul Wahid, Zuhair Muhammad, Muzaffar Majeed, Haseeb Ghafoor(wk), Abdul Waheed-Baladraf, Zain-ul-Abidin
Nepal Top Picks
Sandeep Lamichhane needs no introduction. The Nepalese spinner usually bowls his full quota of ten overs and has already grabbed six wickets. In the last game, he took three wickets while conceding 5.63 runs per over.
Karan KC, who grabbed three wickets and added 29 runs in the last game, did not feature in the match against Malaysia. He is expected to bowl 8-10 overs in the upcoming game and is a useful lower-order batter.
Kushal Malla has been consistent throughout the tournament. He scored 70 off 40 while batting at number 5 in the first game and followed it up with 108 runs against Oman. He has bowled nine overs in his two matches but is yet to take a wicket.
Saudi Arabia Top Picks
Ishtiaq Ahmad was the star performer with the ball in the last game, opening the bowling for the team and bagging four wickets. It is expected that he will replicate his performance in the next game. It is worth noting that he went wicketless against Malaysia.
Abdul Waheed made heads turn with his knock in the last game, smashing 124 off 108 deliveries with 21 fours and 1 six. He is expected to dominate this game too, as he will open the innings for Saudi Arabia.
Atif Ur Rehman
Atif Ur Rehman opened the bowling for Saudi Arabia in the previous game and grabbed two wickets, as well as bowling a maiden over from his nine overs. Against Malaysia, he went wicket-less in his two overs; however, Rehman managed to score 18 runs in that contest.
Nepal vs Saudi Arabia Differential Picks
Dipendra Singh Airee
Abful Waheed Baladraf
Nepal vs Saudi Arabia Safe Captaincy Picks
Nepal vs Saudi Arabia Differential Captaincy Picks
Abdul Waheed Ghaffar
Nepal vs Saudi Arabia Fantasy XI:
WK: H Ghafoor
BAT: Z UL Abidin, K Malla, D Singh Airee
AR: S Kami, K Karan, S Lamichhane
BOWL: L Rajbanshi, Atif ur Rehman
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