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

Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur, Nepal

278/8 in 50.0

5.56

283/7 in 48.4

5.82 Star
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Toss Winner - Nepal won the toss and chose to bat first

Papua New Guinea beat Nepal by 3 wickets

Host Nepal aim to level the ODI series against Papua New Guinea

  • Papua New Guinea registered a close win over Nepal in the series opener played on Friday.
  • In the series opener, Rohit Paudel smashed a valiant half-century for Nepal in a losing cause.
  • Captain Assad Vala and Charles Amini performed exceedingly well for Papua New Guinea in the series opener.

Expect Nepal to beat Papua New Guinea and level the two-match ODI series.

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 level the ODI series when they take on Papa New Guinea in the second and final game of the one-day series at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground at Kirtipur on Saturday.

The home side will be keen to make amends and stage a comeback against Papua New Guinea. Captain Sandeep Lamichhane will be hoping that the side can deliver the goods with bat and ball.

On the other hand, Papua New Guinea will be looking to clinch the ODI series against Nepal. Skipper Assad Vala will be hoping that the side can maintain their standards with bat and ball

Nepal Preview

The home side will need to make significant improvements with bat and ball in this must-win game.

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

In the previous match, middle-order batsman Rohit Paudel smashed a splendid ton in a losing cause. He smashed seven fours and four sixes. Besides Paudel, Aarif Sheikh scored 34 runs off 64 balls, whereas Kushal Bhurtel chipped in with 32 runs off 28 balls with the help of six boundaries.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Sandeep Lamichhane, Kamal Singh, Sompal Kami and Dipendra Singh Airee to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Nepal Predicted Playing XI:

Sandeep Lamicchane (captain), Kushal Bhurtal, Dev Khanal, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Rohit Paudel, Bhim Sharki, Pawan Sarraf, Anil Sah (wk), Sompal Kami, Karan KC.

Nepal Key Players From Previous Game Of Papua New Guinea tour of Nepal, 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
R Kumar Paudel
126
107
7
4
117.76
A Sheikh
34
64
2
0
53.12
K Bhurtel
32
28
6
0
114.29
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
K Singh Airee
9.0
0
56
2
6.22
S Kami
9.0
0
81
2
9
D Singh Airee
10.0
1
30
2
3

Nepal Actual Playing XI:

Dipendra Singh Airee, Bhim Sharki, Gulshan Jha, 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 the side can show discipline in all three departments.

In the series opener, Charles Amini played well and finished the innings with the top-score of 77 runs off 103 balls with the help of six fours and one six. Besides Amini, captain Assad Vala scored a fluent 60 runs off 55 balls with the help of eleven boundaries.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Norman Vanua, Nosaina Pokana, and Charles Amini to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Papua New Guinea Predicted Playing XI:

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

Papua New Guinea Key Players From Previous Game Of Papua New Guinea tour of Nepal, 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
C Amini
77
103
6
1
74.76
A Vala
60
55
11
0
109.09
N Vanua
47
28
4
3
167.86
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
N Vanua
10.0
0
62
3
6.2
C Amini
9.0
1
52
2
5.78
A Vala
10.0
0
33
2
3.3

Papua New Guinea Actual Playing XI:

Norman Vanua, Riley Hekure, Chad Soper, Lega Siaka, Hiri Hiri, Sese Bau, Assad Vala, Simon Atai, Charles Amini, Alei Nao, Tony Ura

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
14
0 mm.
1.6 k/h
From: ENE
0%
03h
24
0 mm.
1.09 k/h
From: SE
0%
06h
22
0 mm.
2.13 k/h
From: SW
13%
09h
25
0 mm.
3.58 k/h
From: SW
7%
12h
22
0 mm.
2.05 k/h
From: SW
0%
15h
17
0 mm.
0.68 k/h
From: E
0%
18h
16
0 mm.
1.79 k/h
From: ENE
0%
21h
15
0 mm.
1.81 k/h
From: E
0%

Weather Conditions

With weather conditions perfect for Saturday’s game, the wicket will be excellent for bating. The bowlers will need to bowl in the right areas to get due rewards.

Venue Details

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

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

Toss: To Bat

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss, bat first and post a score in excess of 250 runs. The previous match was won by side batting first.

Based on current form, Host Nepal will be favorites to win their game against Papua New Guinea. With likes of Assad Vala, Charles Amini and Norman Vanua in decent form this season, the home side will be looking to level the two-match ODI series.

Expect Nepal to beat Papua New Guinea and level the two-match ODI series.

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Author: Shoaib Z.