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Nepal prepares for first-ever ODI battle with Ireland

Nepal are set to face Ireland for the first in One Day International. They will be Nepal’s 10th opponent in ODI.

Nepal and Ireland will lock horns in the seventh-place match of the Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023. This will be the first time these two teams face each other in an ODI match.

Nepal defeated UAE in the seventh-place playoff match on Sunday to ensure a match against the Irish side. Dipendra Singh Airee’s heroic in the chase helped Nepal emerge victorious by three wickets at Takashinga Sports Club.

Nepal, however, has faced Ireland thrice in T20I matches. The Irish team has finished on the winning side on all three occasions. They won the first-ever clash in 2015 by eight wickets, followed by 13 and 16 runs victories in 2019 and 2022, respectively.

Nepal’s match against Ireland will be their third match against a Test-playing nation. Earlier, they played against Zimbabwe and West Indies in the World Cup Qualifier itself.

Nepal’s list of ODI matches played so far:

vs UAE – 15

vs PNG – 10

vs Oman – 7

vs USA – 7

vs Namibia – 6

vs Scotland – 6

vs Netherlands – 3

vs Zimbabwe – 1

vs West Indies – 1

Total matches played: 56
Win: 30
Loss: 24
Tied: 1
No Result: 1

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