Nepal and UAE will lock horns on Friday, October 27 in the final of Nepal T20I Triangular Series at Tribhuvan University (TU) Cricket Ground in Kirtipur, Kathmandu.
Nepal are heading into this contest on the back of a 5 wickets victory over the same oppostion, UAE in their final match of group stages. With magnificent late surge from Nepal’s star man Dipendra Singh Airee and half century from Aasif Sheikh backed by captain Rohit Paudel’s 47, they chased a 165-run target in 19.2 overs.
UAE, on the other hand, suffered a sixty nine-runs defeat against Hong Kong China in their last match of the group stages. However, they secured a place in final by virtue of having higher Net Run Rate. UAE could only manage 143-5 in 20 overs while chasing 212 runs posted by Hong Kong China. UAE needed to get 135 runs to have higher Net Run Rate than Hong Kong China and they managed to cross that mark at 19.3 overs to book their places in final of the series.
Nepal vs UAE Match Details
Match: Nepal vs UAE, Final, Nepal T20I Triangular Series
Date and Time: October 27, 2023, Friday, 11:00 am NST
Venue: Tribhuvan University (TU) Cricket Ground Kirtipur, Kathmandu
Match Tickets: Buy through IME Pay Mobile App or available on Ground too (NRs. 200 per ticket)
Nepal vs UAE Pitch Report
TU Ground in Nepal has gained a reputation as a batting paradise over the years, and it’s no secret why. The pitch here is a batsman’s dream, offering ideal conditions for stroke play and high-scoring encounters. It is typically flat, hard, and provides consistent bounce, making it an inviting prospect for batsmen. Matches held on this ground often witness a run-fest. The even bounce and pace, combined with short boundaries, result in frequent boundaries and sixes, delighting fans and providing a visual spectacle.
TU Cricket Ground T20I Statistics
Average Score Batting First: 171
Matches won Batting First: 10
Matches won Batting Second: 7
Highest Team Total: 238/3 (Nepal vs Netherlands)
Lowest Team Total: 96/10 (Netherlands vs Nepal)
Nepal vs UAE Weather Report
On Friday, we can expect a mostly sunny day in Kirtipur with temperatures around 24°C, 10% minimal precipitation, 56% humidity, and wind speed of 14 km/h.
Nepal vs UAE Probable Xl
Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (WK), Kushal Malla, Rohit Kumar Paudel (C), Dipendra Singh Airee, Sundeep Jora, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Abhinash Bohara and Lalit Rajbanshi
Muhammad Waseem (C), Khalid Shah, Asif Khan, Vriitya Aravind (WK), Alishan Sharafu, Basil Hameed, Ali Naseer, Akif Raja, Nilansh Keswani, Zahoor Khan and Junaid Siddique
Nepal vs UAE Prediction
Nepal have won four out of 7 head-to-head games against UAE. Nepal have won both match in this series against UAE and they are in red hot form right now.
UAE have some really good T20 players but with the match being held in Nepal and their record in home ground with support of massive crowd, Nepal are the favourites to win the match.
Prediction: Nepal to win this game.
Nepal vs UAE Live Streaming details and channel list
TV: Himalayan TV HD
Live Streaming: OSR Sports in You Tube (Nepal), FanCode App & Website (India), Himalayan TV HD Mobile App (Rest of the world)