NEP VS UAE : Nepal kickstart their tour of United Arab Emirates with the first game of the five-match One Day Internationals at ICC Academy on Friday. It is the first occasion UAE are hosting Nepal in a full one-day international bilateral series.
The hosts had a successful Asia Cup outing to their liking and would want to take their game a notch higher. Nepal, after earning official ODI status last year, have taken big strides in top-flight cricket. They put together a decent show in the Asia Cup Qualifiers last, although they could not make it to the Asia Cup.
Nepal vs United Arab Emirates Playing 11
UAE Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Ghulam Shabber
Batsmen – Shaiman Anwar, Chirag Suri, Ashfaq Ahmed, (Doubt: Abdul Shakoor, Muhammad Usman, Mohammad Boota)
All-rounders – Fahad Nawaz
Bowlers – Mohammad Naveed, Imran Haider, Amir Hayat (Doubt: Qadeer Ahmed, Zahoor Khan)
NEP Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Binod Bhandari
Batsmen – Gyanendra Malla, Pradeep Airee
All-rounders – Paras Khadka, Sompal Kami, DS Airee
Bowlers – Sandeep Lamichhane, Basant Regmi, LN Rajbanshi, Karan KC
Nepal vs United Arab Emirates Squads
UAE ODI squad: Mohammad Naveed (c), Tahir Mughal, Muhammad Usman, Qadeer Ahmed, CP Rizwan, Shaiman Anwar, Sultan Ahmed, Abdul Shakoor, Amir Hayat, Ashfaq Ahmed, Chirag Suri, Fahad Nawaz, Ghulam Shabber (wk), Imran Haider, Mohammad Boota and Zahoor Khan.
Nepal ODI squad: Paras Khadka (c), Gyanendra Malla, Abinash Bohara, Basant Regmi, Bhim Sharki, Binod Bhandari, DS Airee, Karan KC, LN Rajbanshi, Arif Sheikh, Pawan Sarraf, Pradeep Airee, Rohit Paudel, Sandeep Lamichanne, Sompal Kami and Sundeep Jora.