Nepal U19 and UAE U19 will lock horns in the final match of the ACC U19 Premier Cup. Nepal defeated Japan by 143 runs (DLS method) while UAE defeated Singapore by 10 wickets (DLS method) to secure a place in the final.
Both teams have already booked a place in the U19 Asia Cup 2023 but will be fighting for the trophy. With the results produced, UAE and Nepal have been arch-rivals in the senior side as well as in the age groups.
The upcoming match between these two teams promises to be a closely watched contest.
Nepal U19 vs UAE U19 details:
Date: October 24 (Tuesday)
Venue: Bayuemas Oval, Kuala Lumpur
Time: 7:15 AM (NST)
Live coverage: Asian Cricket Council (ACC) YouTube channel
Live score: You can cover the live score at cricnepal.com
There’s a big chance of rain interrupting the match. As per Google Weather Report, there’s a 100% chance of rain on Monday. The average humidity is 77% and the wind flow is 10km/h.
What to expect?
Nepal will certainly be tested in the final match. UAE are probably the first opponent that can expose Nepal in every department.
Meanwhile, the outing for UAE team will not be straightforward either. Nepal is also a strong team in every department. With rain playing the part, toss will play a huge role. Moreover, the contest will be a tight one.
Nepal’s result so far:
First match: 274 run win vs Iran
Second match: Seven wicket win vs Bahrain
Third match: 302 run win vs Saudi Arabia
Semifinal: 143 run win (DLS) vs Japan
UAE’s result so far:
First match: Nine wicket win vs China
Second match: Three wicket win vs Oman
Third match: Ten wicket win vs Qatar
Semifinal: Ten wicket win (DLS) vs Singapore
Nepal and UAE previously met in the final of the Cricket World Cup qualifier. Nepal registered a miraculous win to book a spot in the upcoming World Cup.
UAE were 11 runs away from the win with three wickets in hand. Dipesh Kandel did the magic to win the match for Nepal. He picked up a hattrick in the remaining three balls of his spell (In 48th over) and also completed his fifer as Nepal were victorious by seven runs.
Probable XI: Deepak Bohara, Arjun Kumal, Aakash Tripathi, Dev Khanal, Bishal KC, Dipak Dumre, Milan Bohara, Dipesh Kandel, Subash Bhandari, Hemant Dhami, Aakash Chand.
Nepal U19 Squad: Dev Khanal (c), Dipesh Kandel, Durgesh Gupta, Hemant Dhami, Subash Bhandari, Aakash Tripathi, Arjun Kumal, Deepak Bohara, Uttam Thapa Magar, Dipak Dumre, Aakash Chand, Bishal KC, Milan Bohara, Dipak Bohara.