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Toss Winner - Nepal won the toss and chose to bowl first
Nepal beat Netherlands by 4 wickets
The Netherlands aim for a good show against Nepal!
Expect Netherlands to register a narrow win over Nepal!
Tournament: Oman Pentangular T20I Series 2019 | Format: T20 | Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket, Al Amarat, Oman | Toss: To BatBet Now
Netherlands will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Nepal in the 5th game of Pentangular T20I series at Al-Amerat Cricket Ground in Oman on Monday. Captain Pieter Seelaar will be hoping that side can make amends for their mistakes made in the previous game and put in a better show in this contest. The premier players will need to show responsibility if the Netherlands aims to register their win of the competition on Monday.
Nepal registered a four-wicket win over Hong Kong in their opening fixture played at Al-Amerat. Captain Paras Khadka will be hoping that the side can continue their winning momentum in this fixture.
Captain Pieter Seelaar will need to lead from the front in this game. In the batting department, the side will be relying on likes of Max O’Dowd, Colin Ackermann and Ben Cooper to deliver the bulk of the runs. In the previous game, Max O’ Dowd played well and put on a 50-run partnership with Ben Cooper. He scored 38 off 23 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes. Ben Cooper was the standout performer for Netherlands in the previous game. He produced splendid innings of 65 runs off 45 balls with the help of eight fours and a six. Cooper will be looking to continue his good form with the bat in this game.
Debutant Colin Ackermann also produced vital runs in the game played against Ireland. He scored 27 off 21 balls with the help of three boundaries. After the dismissal of Ackermann, Netherlands lost the momentum in their innings and could only add 43 runs in the last seven overs. Bowling all-rounder Roelof van der Merwe also chipped in with a crucial score against Ireland. He scored 22 off 20 balls to help Netherlands post a competitive score on the board. In the bowling department, the side will be relying on Paul van Meekeren, Brandon Glover and Shane Snater to provide crucial breakthroughs in this game.
In the previous game, medium-pacer Shane Snater was the standout bowler for the Netherlands and finished with figures of 2 for 21 in his three overs. Paul Meekeren and Pieter Seelaar also produced economic spells and claimed one wicket each.
Pieter Seelaar (captain), Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackermann, Max O’Dowd, Tobias Visee, Shane Snater, Scott Edwards (wk), Antonius Staal, Brandon Glover
Antonius Staal, Scott Edwards, RE Van Der Merwe, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen, Colin Ackermann, Paul Van Meekeren, Tobias Visee, Pieter Seelaar, Max O'Dowd, Shane Snater
On the other hand, Nepal managed to beat Hong Kong, courtesy splendid performances from wicket-keeper Binod Bhandari and medium-pacer KC Karan. Nepal Captain Paras Khadka will be hoping that the side can maintain their standards with bat and ball in the next couple of matches. In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Paras Khadka, Aarif Sheikh and Binod Bhandari to deliver the bulk of the runs in this game.
In the previous game, Paras Khadka perished for a first-ball duck and will be looking to make a strong comeback in this fixture. With the side reeling at 36 for 4 after 6.2 overs, Aarif Sheikh and Binod Bhandari led the fightback for Nepal in the game played against Hong Kong. Wicket-keeper Binod Bhandari played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 58 not out off 48 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes. He put on a 61-run partnership with Aarif Sheikh to keep Nepal in the hunt to win the game. Bhandari was well supported by Aarif, who chipped in with 21 off 24 balls.
The team management will be hoping that Binod Bhandari can continue his excellent form with the bat in the next set of games. Sompal Kami also chipped in with vital runs to see Nepal complete the chase in the 19th over of the innings. In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Sandeep Lamichhane, KC Karan and Sompal Kami to provide crucial breakthroughs. Medium-pacer KC Karan was the pick of the bowlers in the previous game and finished with figures of 4 for 36 in his four overs.
Binod Bhandari (wk), Paras Khadka (captain), Dipendra Singh Airee, Rohit Paudel, Sompal Kami, Aarif Sheikh, Pawan Sarraf, KC Karan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Abinash Bohara
Lalit Rajbanshi, Dipendra Singh Airee, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Pawan Sarraf, B Bhandari, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Paras Khadka, Aarif Sheikh, Abinash Bohara, Sandeep Lamichhane
The wicket prepared for the game will be decent for batting. The weather condition for the game to be played on Monday is expected to have clear skies with a gentle breeze.
Al-Amerat Cricket Ground in Oman is going to host the 5th T20I game of Pentangular series between Netherlands and Nepal. Netherlands will take heart from the fact they have an excellent head-to-head record against Nepal in the T20 format. On the other hand, Nepal managed to register their first win over Netherlands in a game played at Rotterdam.
Both the teams would be looking to win the toss and put runs on the board. The majority of the games at this venue have been won by sides batting first.
The Netherlands will be desperate to turn things around and register a victory in a bid to improve their standings in the points table. Netherlands batting is stronger than Nepal's, even in the absence of their top run-scorer, Ben Cooper.
Expect Netherlands to register a narrow win over Nepal!
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