The Nepalese U19 team are set to face Bangladesh U19 in the first match of the Super-six on Wednesday. Nepal booked a place in a super-six after a thrilling win against Afghanistan in a decisive match.
Nepal are already out of the semifinal race having carried zero points from the group stage. Nepal are in Group 1 of the super-six, from where two teams will advance to the semifinal. India and Pakistan have already secured six points each whilst Nepal can accumulate only four points even if they win the remaining contests.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh registered two wins in the group stage and carried two points. They still hold a chance to book a spot in top four.
Nepal U19 vs Bangladesh U19 details:
Date: January 31 (Wednesday)
Venue: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
Time: 1:45 PM (NST)
Live coverage: ICC.tv
Live score: You can cover the live score at cricnepal.com
What to expect?
Bangladesh has shown some commendable performances in the tournament so far. They surely will be a tough opponent for the Nepalese side. But the Nepalese side is coming up with a recent thrilling win over Afghanistan. Hence their motive is also high and will give a good fight to the Bangladeshi side.
Nepal has batted well in the tournament and is expected to do well against Bangladesh too. Their pace attack is doing pretty well in the tournament.
Head to Head in World Cup:
Bangladesh – 1, Nepal – 1
Nepal and Bangladesh have met twice in the World Cup with both teams winning one each.
The Nepalese team defeated Bangladesh in the 2002 edition. Kanishka Chaugai’s all-round performance helped Nepal beat them by 23 runs in a plate semifinal.
In 2016, Bangladesh’s skipper Mehidy Hasan Miraz guided them to a six-wicket victory in a quarter-final match.
As per Google’s weather report, there is a very minimal chance of the match being interrupted due to rain. The average temperature will be 33°C, a bit higher than Nepal’s previous venue. The humidity is around 30% and the wind flow is 11.7 km/h.
Results of previous matches:
Bangladesh booked a place in the super-six winning two matches. They started the tournament with a defeat against India and bagged a win against Ireland and the USA in the following match.
Similarly, Nepal faced a defeat against New Zealand and Pakistan in the first two matches and stunned Afghanistan in a decisive match.
Nepal’s Probable XI: Arjun Kumal, Bipin Rawal (wk), Aakash Tripathi, Dev Khanal (c), Dipak Bohara, Gulshan Jha, Deepak Dumre, Dipesh Kandel, Subash Bhandari, Akash Chand, Tilak Raj Bhandari
Nepal’s squad: Dev Khanal (captain), Dipesh Kandel, Gulshan Jha, Durgesh Gupta, Subash Bhandari, Aakash Tripathi, Arjun Kumal, Deepak Bohara, Uttam Thapa Magar (wk), Dipak Dumre, Aakash Chand, Bishal KC, Tilak Raj Bhandari, Bipin Rawal (wk), Dipak Bohara
Bangladesh’s squad: Mahfuzur Rahman Rabby (Captain), Ashiqur Rahaman Shibli, Jishan Alam, Chowdhury Md Rizwan, Adil Bin Siddik, Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Boranno, Ariful Islam, Shihab James, Ahrar Amin (Vice Captain), Sheikh Parvez Jibon, Rafi Uzzaman Rafi, Rohanat Doullah Borson, Iqbal Hasan Emon, Wasi Siddiquee, Maruf Mridha