Preview: Nepal U19 vs India U19

Nepal U19 team is set to face India U19 in the second Super-Six match. Nepal is already knocked out of the semifinal race whilst India are unbeaten so far in the tournament.

Nepal U19 vs India U19 details:

Date: February 2 (Friday)
Venue: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
Time: 1:45 PM (NST)
Live coverage: ICC.tv
Live score: You can cover the live score at cricnepal.com

Head to Head in World Cup:

India – 2, Nepal – 0

Nepal and India have met twice in the World Cup with India winning both matches.

In 2000, Nepal managed to score just 101/9 in 44 overs. India chased the target in 25.2 overs losing just two wickets.

Rishab Pant played an electrifying knock in 2016 to help India thrash Nepal by seven wickets. Pant scored a 24-ball 78 as India chased the target of 170 runs in 18.1 overs.

What to expect?

We could be heading for another one-sided clash. India is in top-notch form and has been hammering their opponents so far. Meanwhile, Nepal are struggling in many sectors.

Nepal might struggle against India’s opening pacers who generate a quality swing bowling. Nevertheless, Everyone’s eye will be on Nepal to see how much fight they will put against the neighboring country.

Previous meeting:

Nepal had a forgettable outing against India during the ACC U19 Asia Cup 2023. They suffered a humiliating 10-wicket defeat in Dubai.  Raj Limbani dismantled Nepal’s batting lineup as they were bowled out for a mere 52 overs in 22.1 overs. None of the Nepali batters were able to cross double-digit score.

India chased the target in just 7.1 overs without losing any wickets.

Weather report:

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 21°C. The humidity is around 60% and the wind flow is 5.14 km/h.

Results of previous matches:

India are unbeaten in the tournament so far. They defeated Bangladesh by 84 runs in the first match and then registered 200+ runs wins in the following three matches. They thrashed New Zealand by 214 runs in the first match of the Super-Six.

Nepal has won only one match in the tournament – against Afghanistan to qualify for the Super-Six. They were beaten by New Zealand and Pakistan in the group-stage matches whilst they faced a five-wicket defeat against Bangladesh in the Super-Six match.

Squads:

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

India’s squad: Uday Saharan (c), Arshin Kulkarni, Adarsh Singh, Rudra Mayur Patel, Sachin Dhas, Priyanshu Moliya, Musheer Khan, Aravelly Avanish Rao, Saumy Kumar Pandey, Murugan Abhishek, Innesh Mahajan, Dhanush Gowda, Aaradhya Shukla, Raj Limbani and Naman Tiwari

cricnepal Staff
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