Nepal Men

Preview: Nepal vs West Indies A

Team Nepal is all set to play a historic T20 series against West Indies A. Nepal will engage in a five-match T20 series commencing on April 27th. The historic series will conclude on May 5th, with all matches taking place at the TU Cricket Ground.

This is the first-ever tour by any West Indies side to Nepal. To date, Nepal has participated in only one match against the West Indies during the Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 in Zimbabwe.

This is an important series for Nepal as it is a preparatory series before the T20 World Cup. Also, It will play a crucial part in finalizing Nepal’s squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

Nepal vs West Indies A details:

First Game: April 27 (Saturday)
Venue: TU Cricket Ground, Kritipur
Time: 12:15 PM (NST)
Live coverage: Kantipur Television HD and Kantipur Max HD
Live Score:
Tickets: IME pay (You can also buy tickets at the entrance gate)

What to expect?

West Indies team have so many power hitters and explosive batters in the team. Nepal is also very good and always puts up a fight when it comes to the TU Cricket Ground. So, we could be up for a high-scoring game.

Nepal’s last five T20 games at TU Cricket Ground:

  • 71-run win vs Ireland A
  • 6-wicket win vs Ireland A
  • 4-wicket loss vs Netherlands
  • 6-wicket win vs Netherlands
  • 3-run win vs Namibia

Nepal’s last five T20I games:

  • 4-wicket defeat vs Hong Kong
  • 6-wicket defeat vs UAE
  • 6-wicket win vs Saudi Arabia
  • 8-wicket win vs Hong Kong
  • 32-run win vs Qatar

Weather report:

As per Google’s weather report, there is almost no chance of rain halting the match.  It will be hot and humid with an average temperature of 31 °C, the average humidity is expected to be 27% and wind at 21 km/h.

What did West Indies A captain Roston Chase say?

“We’re aiming to prepare for the World Cup and give our players a chance to perform and show their skills to the selectors. We know there are only two spots left in the squad, so we just want to play good cricket. The players are excited, especially with about 15,000 spectators expected at the games.”

What did Nepal captain Rohit Paudel say?

“As for our preparation, we just returned from Oman. We didn’t get the results we wanted, but that’s sports, and we need to keep moving forward. West Indies A is one of the best teams we’ve ever played, so everyone is really excited about this series right before the World Cup. Everyone is ready to give their best.”

Squad details:

Captain of West Indies A, Roston Chase is a very experienced campaigner. The 32-year-old has played 49 Test matches, 45 ODIs and 11 T20Is for West Indies. Destructive batters Andre Fletcher and Johnson Charles are also in the squad. Both are very experienced T20I batters with Charles having a T20I century against South Africa.

The team includes promising young talents like Hayden Walsh, Keemo Paul, and Keacy Carty, alongside capable pace bowlers Obed McCoy and Oshane Thomas. In general, the West Indies A squad is quite robust, featuring a mix of highly experienced players and those who stay busy throughout the year in various franchise leagues worldwide.

West Indies A Squad: Roston Chase (Captain), Alick Athanaze (Vice-Captain), Fabian Allen, Kadeem Alleyne, Joshua Bishop, Keacy Carty, Johnson Charles, Mark Deyal, Andre Fletcher, Matthew Forde, Obed McCoy, Gudakesh Motie, Keemo Paul, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh

Initially, Nepal announced a 16-man squad adding Aakash Chand and Aarif Sheikh from the previous squad which participated in the ACC Men’s Premier Cup. Later, Binod Bhandari, Kamal Singh Airee, Sagar Dhakal and Lokesh Bam were added, making it a 20-man squad.

Nepal’s Squad: Rohit Paudel(c), Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Anil Sah, Kushal Malla, Sundeep Jora, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Bibek Yadav, Pratish GC, Karan KC, Sompal Kami, Abinash Bohara, Lalit Rajbanshi, Aarif Sheikh, Aakash Chand, Binod Bhandari, Lokesh Bam, Kamal Singh Airee and Sagar Dhakal. 

Schedule of West Indies A in Nepal:

First T20 – April 27
Second T20 – April 28
Third T20 – May 1
Fourth T20 – May 2
Fifth T20 – May 4