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Nepal vs Papua New Guinea, NEP vs PNG, Today Match Prediction

Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur, Nepal

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Toss Winner - Nepal won the toss and chose to bowl first

Papua New Guinea beat Nepal by 6 runs

Host Nepel eye a strong start against Papua New Guinea

  • Nepal recently participated in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup League 2019-23.
  • Nepal have an excellent head-to-head against Papa New Guinea
  • Since March 2020, Papa New Guinea have lost ten matches out of played.

Expect Nepal to register a comfortable win over Papua New Guinea in the opening game.

Tournament: Papua New Guinea tour of Nepal, 2022 | Format: ODI | Venue: Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur, Nepal | Toss: To Bat

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Host Nepal will be looking to start their home season on a positive note when they take on Papa New Guinea in the opening game of the one-day series at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground at Kirtipur on Friday.

The home side will be looking to field their best combination for this opening fixture. Captain Sandeep Lamichhane will be hoping that the side can deliver a strong show in this opening encounter.

On the other hand, Papua New Guinea will be hoping that the side can adjust to the conditions and put on a show decent show against Nepal.

Nepal Preview

The home side will be keen to deliver their best cricket in this opening clash against Papua New Guinea.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Kushal Bhurtal, Rohit Paudel, Dipendra Singh Airee, Aasif Sheikh and Aarif Sheikh to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Since March 2020, middle-order batsman Rohit Paudel has topped the batting charts for Nepal in the limited-overs cricket. In four matches played, Paudel has accumulated 231 runs at an average of 77.00 with two fifties to his name.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Sandeep Lamichhane, Karan KC, Sompal Kami and Bhim Sharki to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Nepal Predicted Playing XI:

Sandeep Lamicchane (captain), Kushal Bhurtal, Aasif Sheikh, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Rohit Paudel, Bhim Sharki, Pawan Sarraf, Binod Bhandari (wk), Sompal Kami, Karan KC

Nepal Actual Playing XI:

Dipendra Singh Airee, Bhim Sharki, Kamal Singh Airee, Pawan Sarraf, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kushal Bhurtel, Sompal Kami, Anil Kumar Sah, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Aarif Sheikh, Dev Khanal

Papua New Guinea Preview

The team management will be hoping that experienced players can come to the party. In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Assad Vala, Lega Siaka, Charles Amini, Chad Soper and Tony Ura to deliver notable scores in this opening fixture.

Since March 2020, Captain Assad Vela has topped the batting charts for Papua New Guinea in the limited-overs format.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Chad Soper, Kabua Morea, Sese Bau and Charles Amini to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Papua New Guinea Predicted Playing XI:

Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Riley Hekure, Tony Ura, Lega Siaka, Norman Vanua, Alei Nao, Sese Bau, Chad Soper, Simon Atai (wk), Kabua Morea

Papua New Guinea Actual Playing XI:

Norman Vanua, Riley Hekure, Hiri Hiri, Sese Bau, Jason Kila, Assad Vala, Simon Atai, Charles Amini, Tony Ura, Semo Kamea, Nosaina Pokana

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
14
0 mm.
1.91 k/h
From: E
2%
03h
24
0 mm.
1.66 k/h
From: E
0%
06h
21
0 mm.
1.81 k/h
From: WSW
13%
09h
24
0 mm.
4.49 k/h
From: WSW
7%
12h
23
0 mm.
1.82 k/h
From: W
9%
15h
18
0 mm.
0.42 k/h
From: NE
18%
18h
17
0 mm.
1.54 k/h
From: ENE
9%
21h
15
0 mm.
2.45 k/h
From: E
0%

Weather Conditions

With weather conditions perfect for Friday’s game, the wicket will be on the slower side. The batsmen will have to work hard for their runs.

Venue Details

Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground is going to host the opening game between Nepal and Papua New Guinea.

The home side have won two matches out of four played at this venue.

Toss: To Bat

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss, bat first and post a competitive score on the board. Average first innings score at this venue is 193 runs.

Based on current form, Host Nepal will fancy their chances of beating Papua New Guinea in this fixture. With likes of Sandeep Lamichhane, Aasif Sheikh and Rohit Paudel in decent form this season, the home side will be looking to deliver a strong show with bat and ball in this opening clash.

 

Expect Nepal to register a comfortable win over Papua New Guinea in the opening game.

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Author: Shoaib Z.