All you need to know about Nepal vs PNG ODI Series

Sep 6, 2021 | Cricket | 1 comment

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Nepal is playing against familiar rivals Papua New Guinea (PNG) in two-match ODI series in Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Oman. So, let’s know everything about the two-match ODI series, including head-to-head and pitch report.

Date:

1st ODI -Sep 7 at 11:45 A.M NST
2nd ODI – Sep 10 at 4:15 P.M NST

Live Broadcast

Action Sports HD in Nepal

Possibly no live on Youtube

Rest:

Squad

Nepal

Gyanendra Malla (c), Binod Bhandari (wk), Sharad Vesawkar, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sushan Bhari, Pawan Sarraf, Rohit Paudel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Karan KC, Aarif Sheikh, Kushal Bhurtel, Sompal Kami, Bikram Sob, Aasif Sheikh, Abinash Bohara, Kushal Malla, Gulshan Jha.

Papua New Guinea

Assad Vala (c), Simon Atai (wk), Kiplin Doriga, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Jason Kila, Chad Soper, Lega Siaka, Kabua Morea, Norman Vanua, Hiri Hiri, Nosaina Pokana, Gaudi Toka, Tony Ura, Damien Ravu.

Head to Head Last Three List -A

Nepal -1, PNG -2

Most recent last.

Nepal – L, L, W

PNG – W,W,L

Form Guide Last 5 ODIs

Nepal

W, L, W, L, W

Won vs UAE, 2019
Lost vs Oman, 2020
Won vs USA, 2020
Lost vs Oman, 2020
Won vs USA, 2020

PNG

L, L, L, L, L

PNG hasn’t played ODI lately, and their most recent ODI dates back to 2019.
Lost vs Oman 2019
Lost vs the USA, 2019
Lost vs the USA, 2019
Lost vs Namibia, 2019
Lost vs Namibia, 2019

Key players from PNG

Asad Vala

The rock of PNG, Vala, is a Genuine All-rounder who can turn the game on its head on his own. The PNG no.3 is also in red hot form as he scored a fighting half-century against the USA today (Sep 6).

Asad Vala -nep vs png -nirav khanal
Asad Vala

Nosaina Pokana

The spearhead of the PNG bowling attack is a genuine threat to Nepal’s Top order. Vala, ever so accurate with his line and length, can dismantle any batting lineup on his day. 

Nosaina Pokana

Sese Bau

Ever so reliable, Sese Bau is the backbone of the PNG batting order. Whether be it for consolidating early wickets or for chasing quick runs, he is always there when his team needs him the most. 

Sese Bau


Key players from Nepal

Kushal Bhurtel

The dynamic opening batsman set the world alight by hammering three consecutive half-centuries in his first three international innings. So, you would expect more of the same from him in this series too.

Kushal Bhurtel

Dipendra Singh Airee

In the absence of Nepal’s former captain and backbone, Paras Khadka, the newly appointed vice-captain Dipendra Singh Airee has to shoulder all the responsibility. So, you would anticipate him to lead from the front. The dynamic fielder, aggressive batsman, and handy bowler is someone to watch out for in this series.

Dipendra Singh Airee

Sandeep Lamichhane

The new icon of Nepal cricket, Sandeep Lamichhane, is a global star, and you would expect nothing less than truckloads of wickets from the leggie.

Sandeep Lamichhane

Possible line up

Nepal

  • Aasif Seikh
  • Kushal Bhurtel
  • Gyanendra Malla (C)
  • Dipendra Singh Airee (VC)
  • Sharad Vesawkar/ Aarif Seikh
  • Kushal Malla
  • Binod Bhandari (WK)
  • Sompal Kami
  • Karan KC
  • Sandeep Lamichhane
  • Gulshan Jha

PNG

  • Tony Ura
  • Lega Siaka
  • Assad Vala (C)
  • Charles Amini
  • Sese Bau
  • Kiplin Dorgia (WK)
  • Gaudi Toka
  • Hiri Hiri
  • Jason Kila
  • Damien Ravu
  • Nosaina Pokana

Pitch Report

The Al Amerat cricket stadium pitch is suitable for both batting and bowling. A low-scoring match is expected at this venue. One hundred seventy odd runs are par score while batting first. The team winning the toss is assumed to bowl first.

The last three results on this venue is mentioned as:

Won Batting First: 1
Won Batting Second: 2
No Result: 0

Series Result Prediction

PNG – 0
Nepal – 2

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